Synopses & Reviews
Nothin' like a dame . . .
Mitch Peabody was learning pretty fast that the life of a private detective was not all it was cracked up to be. Cheating husbands, suspicious wives, unsuspecting mistresss -- case after case left him cynical and disillusioned. This was nothing like the world of tough-talking detectives and smart-mouthed, stunning dames he'd envisioned . . . until she walked through the door.
Right down to her stilettos, Mae Sullivan was a knockout with a lethal body -- and a lethal family to go with it. There was something not quite on the up-and-up about her, but she came with a case he couldn't afford to refuse . . . and left him with a case of lust like he hadn't had since high school. It didn't take long for him to fall for her, hook, line and sinker. But was Mae only interested in catching the double-crossing crooks who murdered her uncle . . . or did the lady want to catch him?
"Wonderfully fresh, funny, tender, outrageous . . . Crusie is one of a kind." (Booklist)
"Cruise . . . seems incapable of writing a boring page, or one that's not aglow with the sparks of with and romance." (Kirkus Reviews)
Mitch Peabody learns fast that the life of a private detective isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's nothing like the world of tough-talking detectives and stunning dames he envisioned--until Mae Sullivan walks in his door. This gorgeous woman has a lethal body--and a lethal family to go with it. Mae wants Mitch to find her uncle's killer, his diary, and the missing family fortune. Or does the lady want to catch Mitch? Reissue.