hubba, give me a cup of Joe, USO dances, phone booths on every
corner, Camel cigarettes, this is the world of Faye Quick, head of A
Detective Agency, New York City, 1943. Faye took over A
Detective Agency when the war took her boss and the owner Woody
Mason. After getting a steno degree in 1940 Faye was hired by
Woody and when Woody was drafted he left Faye in charge. Faye
works with her secretary Birdie who is an interesting
One evening Faye stumbles over the body of a young
girl while walking home from dinner with a friend. The body
was that of Claudette West a young socialite.
A couple of
months later Porter and Myrna West appear at Faye's office.
The murderer had not been apprehended and the couple wants a private
detective to locate the murderer. A Detective Agency hasn't
had a murder case since Faye took over but the agency has one now
and Faye is determined to nail the killer.
on the assignment. You will meet a number of colorful
characters as Faye goes on her quest for justice.
is fast paced and enjoyable. The slang and descriptions of the
way of life during the early years of the war in New York make for a
very good read
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. REID
REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, PATRICIA E.