A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss.
Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dime store waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls at her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her DeSoto in a ditch.
A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.
If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.
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No Game for a Dame
I thoroughly enjoyed this book & look forward to reading others in this series.
No Game For A Dame
Maggie Sullivan, private detective. Story was edgy and interesting mystery. First time reading this author, M. Ruth Myers. Set around the 1930’s era, it took me awhile to get into the story. But, after I got into it, I did enjoy it. Parallels a modern day fictional private eye of a different author.
I will be reading more of these Maggie Sullivan books. 🐰🐰🐰
The title sets the stage
A well written story which seems to be historically accurate while illustrating a young women’s fight to compete in a “mans world “. The story speeds along with twist and turns taken at a breakneck pace. Maggie is a throughly likable personality who is very easy to root for and I look forward to reading her next adventure.