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One O'clock Jump: a swing town mystery for the young at heart [NOOK Book]

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Lise McClendon's complex, cleverly crafted mystery keeps reader's attention throughout the novel. A new winning series that will please historical mystery fans. --Harriet Klausner

"Dorie Lennox is a humdinger of a private eye." -- Sue Grafton

Halfway around the world, war has begun, but for Dorie Lennox, a newly-minted private eye on her first tail, danger is more ...
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One O'clock Jump: a swing town mystery for the young at heart

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Overview

Lise McClendon's complex, cleverly crafted mystery keeps reader's attention throughout the novel. A new winning series that will please historical mystery fans. --Harriet Klausner

"Dorie Lennox is a humdinger of a private eye." -- Sue Grafton

Halfway around the world, war has begun, but for Dorie Lennox, a newly-minted private eye on her first tail, danger is more immediate. The dark streets of Kansas City of 1939 offer swing music, fast cars, gangsters, and the chance to forget about the Depression and her own murky past. But first she must conquer her fears and save a woman on a bridge high above the muddy Missouri. Dorie is thrown into a quickly unraveling scam that offers salvation to few — and misery to plenty — in the high stakes world of machine politics and desperation deals.

The landscape of America and the homefront of World War II are evoked in a thoughtful mystery that lingers for the force of characters and keen sharpness of a slice of history seen through the perceptive, compassionate eyes of Dorie Lennox.

Segueing neatly to the Kansas City of Count Basie and FDR's fireside chats, McClendon debuts an excellent historical series, with evocative period dialogue and a story line full of surprises. Iris Jackson is a woman with a secret, but not for long. PI Dorie Lennox, hired to tail the meatpacker's "bar girl," thinks her first solo job is over when Iris jumps into the Missouri River, but this is just the beginning. Background on Iris is hard to find; rummaging through her few belongings yields scant information. Frustrated, Dorie picks up the investigation her partner, a WWI vet suffering from mustard gas poisoning, was working on when he was hospitalized centered on the new racetrack outside Kansas City. With little to go on, Dorie follows what leads she has straight into a web of false identities, cover-ups and fraud. Everyone seems to have at least one secret the crooked lawyer who instructs her to pursue the trail, the meatpacker, the silent partners in the racetrack, even Dorie herself. Layers of lies, pretext and disguise must be peeled back to solve an old mystery before thugs succeed in doing more than simply beating her up. Dorie moves from hospital to racetrack, to jazz clubs, wisecracking all the way. With a blurb praising Dorie's appeal from Sue Grafton, McClendon (author also of the Alix Thorssen series) seems well poised to make this new series a hit.
-- Publisher's Weekly
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Editorial Reviews

Bill Ott
McClendon plays the World War II swing era for all its worth (Count Basie makes a cameo), and the switchblade-packing Lennox displays plenty of grit in that pants-wearing, Rosie the Riveter kind of way.
Library Journal
Dorie Lennox, an operative for a PI in Kansas City during the early days of World War II, tails a bargirl for a possibly mob-connected client. Dorie's prey flings herself off a bridge, but the client wants to continue the case. A convincing re-creation of time, place, and a hard-nosed, emotionally scarred heroine; for all collections.
Michael Connelly
"Wonderful. A richly detailed story that quite simply gets to your heart."
Sue Grafton
"Lise McClendon's One O'Clock Jump is like a time capsule, transporting a tale of murder, greed, and intrigue from vintage Kansas City into the present day."
Michael Connelly
"One O'Clock Jump is wonderful. A richly detailed story that quite simply gets to your heart."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012219350
  • Publisher: Thalia Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Dorie Lennox Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 945,663
  • File size: 198 KB

Meet the Author

Lise McClendon is the author of seven novels, including Blue Wolf and Blackbird Fly, as well as Jump Cut under the pen name Rory Tate. She lives in Montana.
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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Good Mystery

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book on so many levels. The characters were well written, ranging from the mustard-gas victim of WWI, now our heroine's boss, to the other residents at Doria's boarding house.

    The setting of Kansas City in 1939, with jazz clubs and war-worried citizens was different and fun for me.

    I'll look for more of this series. Very good.

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