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No Game for a Dame - M. Ruth Myers

No Game for a Dame

Author M. Ruth Myers

  • Published: 2015-02-05
  • Category: Women Sleuths
4.5 Stars
From 50 Customers Review
Price: Free


A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss.

Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dime store waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls at her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her DeSoto in a ditch.

A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.

If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Pretty Good Read

    From WP9393
    This book was a reasonably good read. I got it for free on bookbub and was surprised at how entertaining it was. It rambled a bit in the middle, and there were a few threads that didn’t seem to go anywhere, but all in all I enjoyed it. It is not a page turner, rather a book that you can read a few pages and then turn off the light.
  • Good read

    From Bairnie
    Great little story set between the wars. Good pace and likeable characters. Narrative style lends itself to a lady dic and her cases.
  • No game for a Dame

    From An admiring dame
    It made me laugh and kept me turning pages to find out who dunnit. Great read very entertaining Makes me think maybe Nancy Drew could have grown up to be Maggie Sullivan. Although she would have grown up in a different era. Nice historical references.
  • No Game for a Dame

    From Scrappy quilt
    A very enjoyable read. I loved it!