A Bitch Called Hope

A Bitch Called Hope

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by Lily Gardner
     
 

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A Bitch Called Hope is the poker term for drawing the queen-eight in Texas Hold 'Em. There's not enough luck in the world to build a winning hand with those cards, but it's so tempting to try.

Meet Lennox Cooper. She's a smart poker player, a smart detective, but she's got issues. A year ago her affair with a married cop got her fired from the Portland Police…  See more details below

Overview

A Bitch Called Hope is the poker term for drawing the queen-eight in Texas Hold 'Em. There's not enough luck in the world to build a winning hand with those cards, but it's so tempting to try.

Meet Lennox Cooper. She's a smart poker player, a smart detective, but she's got issues. A year ago her affair with a married cop got her fired from the Portland Police. Now she's trying to build a new life as a private investigator, but all she'd landed so far are surveillance gigs.

The murder of a wealthy developer gives her a chance to reestablish herself as a homicide detective. During the course of the investigation she meets Mr. Right. Only problem, he's on the short list of suspects. Lennox bets on her lover's innocence. The odds aren't much better than drawing A Bitch Called Hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016230917
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
733,273
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Like many writers before her, Lily Gardner has spent much of her life as a factotum, working as a bartender, a vet assistant and a bookkeeper. She's managed a bookstore, sold crystals, herbs and fine jewelry. And has written articles on mythology and goddess lore, for ten years.

A Bitch Called Hope, a noir mystery set on the rainy streets of Portland, Oregon, is Lily's first novel. She's currently writing her second novel, Betting Blind. Lily lives in Portland with her husband, two corgis and several thousand books.

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A Bitch Called Hope 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Annie-B More than 1 year ago
Fast-paced and fun to read. A few danglies at the end, which I hope means we'll see more of both this author and Lennox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and real characters, and plot that moves along at great pace....what more could I ask for? Would really like more of this author and more of Lennox...gotta love someone named after Moms' china....I could have been named Spode, heaven forbid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Certainly not a read to want you to see what happens next. It got rather tiring. Would not recommend. There were a couple of funny moments, but for me, not enough to recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutly loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very good first read of this author. I will bereading more of these books.
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I liked this one..first time I've read a Lily Gardner book.
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Its hard for a book to keep my attention, but this one certainly did. I can't wait to read another one like it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Eager to see what's next from Lily Gardner.
readerIL More than 1 year ago
My only comment is, "it is a light read". It certainly is not worth much more than what I paid for it (2.99)
LaurenDabney More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was entertaining, a pretty decent mystery. It kept me guessing. I would definitely recommend it. Decent ending. Not romantic, but still pretty upbeat. Sometimes I wanted to so the v8 pop on the head and ask the main character what her deal was, but she was pretty realistic.
cathieag More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was reading a long, short story. It was predictable right up to the end. It was hard to feel comfortable with the characters as they weren't well developed. Positive: it was an easy read and if it's to be a series, the main characters will probably develop as time goes on.
sueinnc More than 1 year ago
The book was full of action, that kept me turning the pages! Truly enjoyed it!
texaspaula More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I hope to see more by this author. I will be looking for them.
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Kate72 More than 1 year ago
I am a picky mystery reader but this novel was excellent. I enjoyed it from start to finish and hope to see more by Lily Gardner!
avidreaderctb More than 1 year ago
You will like the characters
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The main character is not likable. She commits an egregious lack of duty and professionalism while a police officer that results in her partner being killed. Far from feeling sincere remorse, she is angry she was fired and seems annoyed that the majority of her fellow officers now detest her. The plot moves quickly and keeps you guessing about who actually is responsible for a family friend's death- there are five solid suspects. This is the best part of the story, after which the end falls flat. Three stars for the central plot; I would have rated it higher if Lennox was a sympathetic character and the ending hadn't careened off a cliff.