Fast Women: A Novel

Fast Women: A Novel

by Jennifer Crusie
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Overview

Fast Women: A Novel by Jennifer Crusie

When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder. . . .

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who looks easy to manage.

Gabe McKenna isn't doing too well, either. His detective agency is wasting time on a blackmail case, his partner has decided he hates watching cheating spouses for money, and his ex-wife has just dumped him . . . again. The only thing that's going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable.

But looks can be deceiving, and soon Nell and Gabe are squaring off over embezzlement, business cards, vandalism, dognapping, blackmail, Chinese food, unprofessional sex, and really ugly office furniture, all of which turn out to be the least of their problems. Because soon, there are murders. And shortly after that, Nell and Gabe start falling in love. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429994385
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 40,225
File size: 535 KB

About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don't Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.


Jennifer Crusie was researching her dissertation on the differences in the way men and women tell stories when she got sidetracked into writing romance novels.

Her first book was published in 1993 (which pretty much finished off any hope of her getting that PhD) and her twenty-second book, Maybe This Time, came out in August of 2010, all of which she considers a minor miracle, especially since she is also a New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a two-time Rita award winner.

Hometown:

Ohio

Date of Birth:

1949

Place of Birth:

Ohio

Education:

B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1973; M.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Ohio University, 1986

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Fast Women 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book could have been so much better. The women should have bunkered down to create their own agency in the end. I've read 5 Crusie novels and I think this one was at the bottom of the list. Once again, Crusie floods the work with characters you don't get to know. Other works by her are much better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great characters, very funny, anticlimactic ending, but very fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first of Jennifer Cruise's books that I've read and I'm so glad I discovered her. This book was on sale and I was tickled to get it because of the price - once I started reading I couldn't believe what a great bargain I had bought! A great price and a fantastically funny and entertaining book. I'll definately buy more of her books. She has a new loyal fan in me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I read that is by Jennifer Crusie. It was the most amazing book I have ever read. The characters are so real with unique personalities. I love the story which contains a mystery, a scary one (left a person in a freezer to death) which I can't stop think about it. There are some high points and down points in the book. But over all, it's one of the best book I have ever read. You cannot put this book down. It's funny, sassy, sexy, and most of all, romantic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am usually not much of a reader. And I know in the first chapter or two if I will finish the book. I could not put it down. I was so involved. I got so excited about what would happen next. Very sexy parts. I think that they way she writes I will like her style and I am going to go look for another book she has written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hated this book. There's not one smart woman among the whole list of female characters. Instead, they're all winy, money hungry, wimpy and completely co-dependent. I listened to the audio version and after the 2nd tape, I through the whole box in the back seat. The reader's voice is annoying and has no character.
Anonymous 3 months ago
First book i have read by Cruise. OMG it was a slow book. The women were so whinney and dependent. The plot was all over the place.
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I want to add this book to my Nook library, since I have it in paper back sitting on my shelf as I type this. However, at $9.99, it is much too expensive and I am at a loss as to why. Love this book, as I do most of Jennifer Crusie's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was enjoying this book until suddenly Barnes & Noble won't let me finish reading it. The order status says its in my library yet i can't open it. Very frustrating!
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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!...................................................................................... I am a huge Jennifer Crusie fan and book is not up to her standard. The heroine is a whiney demanding know it all. The hero needs to get some backbone. Add a star if you don't like men.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is one of my favorite authors. Another exceptional book by her.
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