No Game for a Dame

No Game for a Dame

by M. Ruth Myers


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No Game for a Dame by M. Ruth Myers

Private eye Maggie Sullivan knows the streets of Depression-era Dayton, Ohio, as well as she knows an emery board. With a gin bottle in her desk, a .38 under her seat, and a great pair of legs she can hold her own against the toughest opponent.

Then a routine case makes her a murder suspect and the target of a crime boss who's got friends at City Hall.

Moving through a landscape where people line up at soup kitchens, Maggie draws information from sources others overlook: The waitress at the dime store lunch counter where she has breakfast; a corner newsboy; a nightclub cigarette girl in the rooming house where she lives. She shifts to a war of wits when she wants something from her shutterbug pal on the evening paper or the new cop teamed with her late father's partner.

Before Maggie finds all the answers she needs, she's drugged and left in a ditch, has tea in the kitchen of a local cathouse and gambles her own life to save two others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467957977
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 419,450
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

M. Ruth Myers is a former reporter and feature writer for daily papers including The Journal Herald in Dayton. Most of her nine previous novels have been published in foreign translations as well as in English.
Ruth's time at the typewriter allows her husband to climb on the roof with untied shoelaces and the cat to sprawl on the kitchen table without reprimand.

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No Game for a Dame 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
LKM8 More than 1 year ago
From the opening scene of Ruth Myers' NO GAME FOR A DAME, I felt like I had entered an old fashioned-detective movie - one that starts out with the detective narrating. The language and sentence structure were designed to put you right in the story with Maggie Sullivan, private eye. Since the story is set in first person, Maggie's thoughts are front and center. I enjoyed the details from the time (1938). Ruth's use of the word Negro, although jarring to our modern ear, is appropriate for the time. Maggie and Mick Connelly have an immediate attraction, which I'm looking forward to exploring in future novels. The book is clean with some swearing. Ruth has other novels planned for this series, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about the strongly independent detective, Maggie. If you like a capable, intelligent female who is an ace crime solver, this is one you won't want to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO GAME FOR A DAME is a great mystery with wonderful characters. The street-smart inventiveness of feisty heroine Maggie Sullivan makes her the perfect private detective. M. Ruth Myers combines grittiness in the tradition of Marcia Muller with the historic flavor of the Midwest during the Great Depression. I am a lifelong resident of southwestern Ohio, so a delightful bonus for me was the fun of seeing some of my favorite haunts come alive in 1930s Dayton. I've read every novel by M. Ruth Myers, and this is her best yet. Get on board with this first mystery in what promises to be a most delightful series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book- very clever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brains follow clues and logic gills in the blanks to unravel the mystery and save lives
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this so much I immediately bought the other two in the series.  Can't wait for my husband to read it so we can compare thoughts , especially about the setting & the time period.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Fast paced. Well written. Loved the characters
Anonymous 5 months ago
Enjoyed this book very much
Anonymous 6 months ago
Thirty's-style detective novel with a female private detective as the protagonist. Believable characters and situations and historically accurate restaurants, shops, traveling, and language make this story highly entertaining.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Really enjoyed the story!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Kept my interest. Would like to read more of the author's books.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I love how this book is written. I couldn't put it down. The sarcasm and the characters make the book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Being from Dayton added the interest of places from my city the old arcade the embassy restraunt mcrorys and other places the story itself was fun because it was like the old private eye movies except a female version good book
Anonymous 11 months ago
FINALLY! A decent plot with a heroine who can take care of herself without the tired, predictable sub plot of finding a man. Hope when I read more of these books Ms. Myer keeps it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TresCool More than 1 year ago
In 1938, PI Maggie Sullivan is a competent, no-nonsense protagonist who is not abrasive and does not wear a chip on her padded shoulder. The plotting is tight with no red herrings or out-of-left-field surprises. Put money on your Amazon card because upon finishing this free book you will want to immediately purchase the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good mystery! Written about female detective in early times before women were in this field.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly well written,
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace and excellent, a real page turner with no gratuitous sex or violence, a captivating story about a very interesting real heroine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun mystery from the early 1900s with a female private eye. Enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This clever book is why I fell in love with mysteries! An intelligent, tough heroine who doesn't back down. Find a comfy chairm pour a gin amd tonic and go back in time for a gritty mystery.