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The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen: A Dix Dodd Mystery

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Recommended for 30s-40s Era Mystery Lovers

A rainy day, homemade popcorn, and you're all set to read the equivalent of an old black and white, small screen, old-time cinema detective story with similar stock characters -- except that as a modern concession the PI is a tough female, her assistant is a sensitive m...
A rainy day, homemade popcorn, and you're all set to read the equivalent of an old black and white, small screen, old-time cinema detective story with similar stock characters -- except that as a modern concession the PI is a tough female, her assistant is a sensitive male, and their sidekick is a quirky, wise old lady. The other concession to current trends is occasional salty language that could have been left out without harming the characters or the plot. Perhaps it is there to remind us that this is 2010, not 1935-40. That said, The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen overall creates an atmosphere that is as enjoyable as the clever mystery itself.

posted by the_curious_reader on October 26, 2011

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

530 pages

The writting was a little choppy in this novel. The characters were quirky. The plot did not run smoothly. The crimes were not horribly detailed. A fact I liked. There is some contrived humor. Some of the characters were so obnoxious, I found them extremly irritating. I...
The writting was a little choppy in this novel. The characters were quirky. The plot did not run smoothly. The crimes were not horribly detailed. A fact I liked. There is some contrived humor. Some of the characters were so obnoxious, I found them extremly irritating. Ie the cop and lawyer. This mystery was pretty good, it held my interest, yet seemed overly long as the PI rambled on and on. I did not like her being called ugly over and over again in the story. This novel was pretty well edited. There was sexual insinuations and situations, but no actual sex. The murders were the only violence, other then clumsey mishaps. The murder was not graphic. Some of the action was totally unbelievable. I got tired of reading about the PI's underwear. For adult readers. I doubt if I read this author again. This book was not bad. I just did not care very much for the author's style.

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posted by Anonymous on April 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Ok - just not a fan of cougar romances. I like my hero older tha

    Ok - just not a fan of cougar romances. I like my hero older than the heroine thank you very much. That being said I've read some of Ms. Wilson's other books and enjoyed  her writing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    Protagonist: 5/10 Secondary Characters: 6/10 Mystery: 7/10 Humor

    Protagonist: 5/10
    Secondary Characters: 6/10
    Mystery: 7/10
    Humor: 4/10
    Pace: 3/10

    <b>I give 2.5 stars</b>


    Started out great, then fell apart in the middle. Went from a joy to read, to a chore. I felt the characters were pretty under-developed, especially Dix. I can fit all I know about her on the head of a pin. The story was drawn out too much for my liking as well. The best part for me was the mystery. I was guessing and reassessing at almost every page turn.

    My biggest pet peeve was all the recapping of scenes. Like when a show goes to a commercial and it comes back they sometimes do a recap of where we left off. That garbage didn't start until the middle somewhere. Annoyed the hell out of me. I wanted to scream &quot;Dude! I just read this scene 1.5 seconds ago… I don't need a freaking recap!!&quot; At first I thought it was a copy &amp; paste job, but the words aren't exactly identical. For that reason, I won't be reading the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Couldn't get past Dix's drooling

    I couldn't stay with this past page 50 because I found Dix's sexual fixation on her young male assistant too creepy. I enjoyed the humor and mystery to some extent and that's why I tried to stay with it. I'm guessing the reverse sexism is supposed to be cute and harmless, and undoubtedly they'll get together in the end just to further make it seem cute and harmless, but a boss continually leering at and sexually fantasizing about an assistant-- no matter what their genders--made my skin crawl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Got boref

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Not Likeable

    Reading this book now. It's very difficult getting into it because that main character, Dix Dodd is a very unlikable person. She is no Stephanie Plum or Kinsey Millhouse. Most likely will not finish this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Goofy dectective, not my kind of read.

    She seemed awfully inadequate for a detective. The dialogue was not really tongue-in-cheek and she seemed so self-centered I really didn't enjoy this mystery

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    Posted September 20, 2013

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