"Like Rosie the Riveter, Faye Quick is another blue-collar woman doing a man's job during World War II, except that Miss Quick is a New York dick-Sam Spade in lipstick and stockings. Sandra Scoppettone's new mystery is a time-warped stroll back through a noir pulp novel, and it's a true tour de force."
"I love This Dame for Hire. Private investigator Faye Quick is a wonderful original, a unique new voice in crime fiction. And Sandra Scoppettone has captured the lingo and the essence of New York City during World War II."
"All the synonyms for quick-snappy, brisk, witty, smart-apply to Sandra Scoppettone's new character Faye Quick. This dame's as likable a New Yorker as you're apt to find outside da Bronx."
"Sandra Scoppettone's fresh and funny This Dame for Hire launches an endearing sleuth who wisecracks, totes a gat when needed, and tells it like she sees it in a superbly rendered World War II Manhattan. Ya gotta love smart-mouthed Faye Quick, and I predict readers will adore her."
"Spending time with This Dame for Hire""is like time traveling to the 1940s-and hearing a great and entertaining mystery on the family radio. Sandra Scoppettone doesn't merely write about New York during World War II, she takes us there-and every minute of the trip is believable and enjoyable. Faye Quick is a terrific, sassy new voice. Let's hope for more of her-quickly!"
"This first novel in a major new series set in New York City during World War II features a female gumshoe who's a little bit Myrna Loy and a little bit Philip Marlowe's younger sister-but very much her own woman. Funny, tender, historically fascinating, This Dame for Hire has something for mystery readers of every kind."
"What a voice This Dame has! It's 1943, and the world-weary gumshoe has gone off to war, turning the d
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