Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Life and loves in the big city, exuberantly chronicled by debut author Gray....Entertaining and stylishly written." Kirkus Reviews
"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
"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
"A funny, clever, deftly-written romp through the world of a real-life Charlie's angel." Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl
"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.