Sandra Scoppettone has a blog which I've read regularly. She's got a long list of published works but I'd never heard of her before I started poking around in the literary blog world. But I sure liked the look of her book cover on This Dame For Hire so I put it on reserve at the library. I have just started doing this and I hesitate every time, because what if I hate it? It's much easier to post scathing reviews of books when you don't read their blogs.
Not a problem this time. I am, quite frankly, enchanted. Faye Quick is a detective doing her boss's job during World War II because all the good men are overseas fighting the war. Not just any gal, either - a New Yorker. Scoppettone gets the lingo down pat. The atmosphere is pitch-perfect without being overbearing. Faye Quick reminds me of no-one less than Miss Imbrie, the cynical female journalist from The Philadelphia Story.
I am considering buying this for my mom for her birthday. Can't wait for the next one.