When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder...Nell Dysart's in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a... show more
When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder...Nell Dysart's in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who looks easy to manage.Gabe McKenna isn't doing too well, either. His detective agency is wasting time on a blackmail case, his partner has decided he hates watching cheating spouses for money, and his ex-wife has just dumped him...again. The only thing that's going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable.But looks can be deceiving and soon Nell and Gabe are squaring off over embezzlement, business cards, vandalism, dog-napping, blackmail, Chinese food, unprofessional sex, and really ugly office furniture, all of which turn out to be the least of their problems. Because soon, somebody starts killing people. And shortly after that, they start falling in love...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 15th 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 417
Edition language: English
I've been talking up Agnes and the Hitman lately, and it got me in the mood for a re-read. I wanted something slightly less madcap than Agnes though, so I went with Fast Women. I've read this book at least half a dozen times - it's one of my favourite Jennifer Crusie books - and it never gets old...
Faux noir. I loved it. Library copy
I did not enjoy this one quite as much as Bet Me, but it was still fun - a tale of a just-divorced woman, her new job at a detective agency, and the battle with her boss for a clean and modern office (it was last updated in 1955). Also the stories of her best friends (one with a missing husband, t...
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I love this writer. I’ve read everything she published and I subscribe to her blog. This re-read (it was originally published in 2001) gave me enormous pleasure and induced several laughing fits.The story starts with the protagonist, Nell, coming to a job interview. She is a divorcee, still reeling ...