Free Love

Free Love

by Annette Meyers

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The time is 1920. The place is Greenwich Village, where food and wine are cheap, talk and ideas are rich, and love is free. This heady atmosphere has drawn actors, artists, and writers from all over who call the winding streets of the Village home. And it is here, amid the hot jazz and cool gin, that a free-spirited young poet finds her perfect milieu--and deadly danger...

FREE LOVE

Olivia Brown feels she has nothing left. Tragically, she has lost her fiancé in the Great War and her beloved guardian in the flu epidemic. Yet much to her surprise, her attorney informs her that she does, indeed, have something: an inherited brownstone on Bedford Street in Greenwich Village.

Her building is uninhabited except for one tenant, the strange, nocturnal man who has a lifelong lease on the ground-floor flat. He is, of all things, a private detective. In no time at all, Olivia is working cases with him, selling her sonnets to Vanity Fair, breaking hearts, and flaunting Prohibition at a speakeasy called Chumley's.

Then one evening after too many martinis, she literally trips over the body of a woman. Not only is the woman dead, but her face is shockingly familiar, for she bears an uncanny resemblance to Olivia Brown herself!

Thus begins a mystery that pits the girl from Bedford Street against a keen-witted killer. Her only hope is to somehow smoke out the murderer before everyone in the Village is lamenting the fate of the poet Olivia Brown--the one with so much promise, the one who died so young...

Praise for FREE LOVE

"I guarantee you will fall in love with poet-cum-private eye Olivia Brown. With a quirky taste for good booze, bad men, and women's suffrage--and moving through the textured, fully realized world of gangsters, speakeasies, and flappers that Ms. Meyers brilliantly evokes--Olivia Brown is a wonderful original!
--ROBERT CRAIS, AUTHOR OF LA. REQUIEM

"The 1920s? A competent and independent young woman who investigates crimes? What is the world coming to? Olivia Brown throws a whole new light on what our grandparents got up to...or perhaps it was only in Greenwich Village."
--LAURIE KING, AUTHOR OF 0 JERUSALEM

"Annette Meyers writes of love and murder in old New York better than anybody. Read FREE LOVE!"
--LISA SCOTTOLIINE, AUTHOR OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

"A tempestuous heroine, Prohibition, dry martinis, love, sex, and murder. Who could ask for anything more? "
--JANET EVANOVICH, AUTHOR OF HIGH FIVE

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157886332
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 02/11/2016
Series: An Olivia Brown Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 241
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Annette Meyers is the author of 8 Smith and Wetzon Wall Street mysteries, 2 Olivia Brown 1920s mysteries, a stand-alone suspense novel: Repentances, as well as short stories in many anthologies. As Maan Meyers, she and her late husband Martin have written 7 history-mysteries known at The Dutchman Chronicles and numerous short stories set in New York in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. One of Annette’s short stories was included in Best American Mystery Stories, 2002. She was the 10th president of Sisters in Crime and serves on the board of the International Association of Crime Writers, NA. She is an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Praise for Annette Meyers

“A LIVELY, GLEEFULLY BITCHY WHODUNIT.”
—Publishers Weekly (These Bones Were Made for Dancin')

"THIS BOOK WOULD BE A HOT TICKET IF ONLY FOR THE INSIDER'S TAKE ON SHOW BIZ. BUT ADDED TO A COUPLE OF CURTAIN-RAISING ACTION SCENES, A CHORUS LINE OF SUSPECTS, AND A FAIR-PLAY SONG AND DANCE PLOT, YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT OF MYSTERY THEATER IN YOUR OWN ARMCHAIR!"
—Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (These Bones Were Made for Dancin')

“Broadway hasn’t been this much fun since George S. Kaufman left for Hollywood.”
—The New York Times Book Review (These Bones Were Made for Dancin')

“SMITH AND WETZON CONTINUE TO ENTERTAIN AND BECOME EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PROCESS. THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME."
—The Dallas Morning News (The Groaning Board)

"VERY HIP AND VERY NEW YORK... TOP-NOTCH CHARACTERIZATIONS AND A HOST OF DEAD BODIES KEEP THE READER ENGAGED... A MYSTERY LADEN WITH INTRIGUE AND ROMANCE."
—Rendezvous (The Groaning Board)

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Free Love 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
punxsygal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scene: Greenwich Village, 1920s. Main character: Olivia Brown. What she finds: A body that looks like her. Things are happening all over Greenwich and they all seem to tie back to Olivia. With the aid of her boarder Harry, a private investigator, Olivia starts to seek the truth. A good vacation book that lured me in and kept me reading to the end (and for once I didn't peak at the ending).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The storyline is kitschy at times, but overall tolerable. The author's use of poetry was tiresome. This book does not entice me to read any other books authored by Annette Meyers.