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Publisher Comments:

While her friends are making mad cash and getting massages at their dot-com jobs, Amy Gray quits her low-status publishing position to realize her girlhood dream of being a private investigator. Joining a small Manhattan agency, she finds herself plunged into an intriguing world of “con men, lunatics, narcissists, polygamists, sociopaths, felons, petty thieves, and pathological liars”a description almost as apt for the men in her social life as for her on-the-job subjects. Working with a gang of misfit colleagues (a former zookeeper, a one-time child star, an avant-garde philosopher, and other eccentrics), Amy discovers even more about herself as she detects uncanny parallels between her investigations and her tumultuous love life.

Review:

"Life and loves in the big city, exuberantly chronicled by debut author Gray....Entertaining and stylishly written." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Amy Gray's Spygirl is a 'girl meets city' love story, a must-read for all the overeducated youth who believe if they can make it there, etc....You'll find yourself rooting for her on every page." Kathryn Larrabee, author of An Everyday Savior

Review:

"Either Amy Gray has had an extraordinary life, or she has an extraordinary imagination. She reveals the slightly sordid life of a contemporary sleuth; she gets under the skin of the dating game; and she nails office politics. Spygirl is cool and it packs a punch." Rebecca Campbell, author of Slave to Fashion

Review:

"A funny, clever, deftly-written romp through the world of a real-life Charlie's angel." Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl

Synopsis:

"Harriet the Spy" meets Carrie Bradshaw in the true story of editorial assistant-cum-gumshoe girl Amy Gray's experiences in life, love, and busting bad guys in the Big Apple.

About the Author

Amy Gray spent three years working as a private investigator in Manhattan. She has been profiled in W magazine, The New York Times, and Glamour, among other publications. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812971521
Subtitle:
True Adventures from My Life as a Private Eye
Publisher:
Villard
Author:
Gray, Amy
Subject:
Women
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.03x5.19x.65 in. .48 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Crime » General

Spygirl: True Adventures from My Life as a Private Eye
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Product details 288 pages Villard Books - English 9780812971521 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Life and loves in the big city, exuberantly chronicled by debut author Gray....Entertaining and stylishly written."
"Review" by , "Amy Gray's Spygirl is a 'girl meets city' love story, a must-read for all the overeducated youth who believe if they can make it there, etc....You'll find yourself rooting for her on every page."
"Review" by , "Either Amy Gray has had an extraordinary life, or she has an extraordinary imagination. She reveals the slightly sordid life of a contemporary sleuth; she gets under the skin of the dating game; and she nails office politics. Spygirl is cool and it packs a punch."
"Review" by , "A funny, clever, deftly-written romp through the world of a real-life Charlie's angel."
"Synopsis" by , "Harriet the Spy" meets Carrie Bradshaw in the true story of editorial assistant-cum-gumshoe girl Amy Gray's experiences in life, love, and busting bad guys in the Big Apple.
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