Too Darn Hot (Faye Quick Series #2)

Too Darn Hot (Faye Quick Series #2)

by Sandra Scoppettone
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Too Darn Hot (Faye Quick Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BlueHeeler More than 1 year ago
I wasvery glad to see a part 2 in the series. She is a great writer. It gives you a feeling of being in the 1940's . I really hope that there will be a part 3.Harriett
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It took a few pages to become adjusted to the 1940's cliches and jargon, but then there was no stopping this book. It's my first Faye Quick, and I'm ready to read 'This Dame For Hire.' If you're looking for a great read that will magically transform you to the summer of 1943, this is the one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Faye Quick, the hot new detective from Sandra Scoppettons's pen is back! I love her love of Manhattan, and her ability to recreate the 40's NYC for those of us who weren't around then to see it. Friends and I are trying to think of the perfect actor to play Faye should there ever be a movie made of this series...and there should be! Reviewers have again and again mentioned Ida Lupino. So who is today's Ida Lupino? Sandra Scoppettone has a blog and I bet she'd like any readers' suggestions. The plot of this new book has already been told by another reviewer, I see, and I couldn't improve on it, but I can say you have to read it. As they say in the old joke: you gotta be there! I've been there and I can't wait to go back for more when #3 comes out.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After Faye Quick left her parents¿ home in New Jersey, she moved to New York where she became a secretary to Woody Mason of the A Detective Agency. When America entered WWII, Woody enlisted leaving Faye in charge of the business. To her surprise, she liked being a private investigator and solved enough cases to keep the agency afloat.--------------- Her latest case begins when Claire Turner hires her to find her missing boyfriend, Private Charlie Ladd. Faye goes to the hotel where Charlie was staying where she finds a corpse. The body is identified as Charlie¿s pal Private David Cooper. There is no sign of Charlie anywhere until Claire receives a phone call from an unknown person who insists her boyfriend has been kidnapped and will be returned unharmed in exchange for $100,000. The exchange is not smooth and another dead person is found. Faye has to quickly figure out who is behind the homicides before someone else dies.--------------- The audience will feel as if they are transported back to 1943 NYC due to the realistic tidbits that are cleverly woven into the fine historical mystery to include idioms and slang, and references and items (artifacts?) from the WWII era. The protagonist is a tough independent Jersey girl crossing the Hudson to prove she is also a quick thinker as she connects the dots to try and does solve cases. TOO DARN HOT is a gripping private detective tale with a pulp fiction feel to its 1940s ambience.------------- Harriet Klausner