Don't Dare a Dame

Don't Dare a Dame

by Ms. M. Ruth Myers


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Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan risks losing her P.I. license - and her life - when two spinsters hire her to learn the fate of their father, who vanished twenty-six years earlier. She's barely started when her main suspect commits suicide and Maggie is summoned before the powerful chief of police. A stroke of his pen will revoke her license, and he warns her he's getting complaints about her from City Hall.

With her livelihood on the line, fortified by a nip of gin and her .38, the intrepid detective follows a trail all but obliterated by time and the catastrophic Dayton flood of 1913 in which the vanished man went missing. It leads her to a local politician with bigger ambitions - and possibly secrets to hide. It takes her into dime stores, cheap hotels, and a violent ambush by men wearing brass knuckles.

As a cop wages a wily campaign to win her affections, and a rag-tag newsboy pushes to become her assistant, crimes of the past explode in the present. Maggie fights to survive foes who must destroy her to destroy each other.

Fans of strong women sleuths and historical atmosphere have dubbed this tough little private investigator "Sam Spade in a skirt."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615965079
Publisher: Tuesday House
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Don't Dare a Dame 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somehow the wrong cover got assigned to this book. The book is 315 page, WHISKEY TIDE. It is not DONT SHOOT THE DAME? It is about a family who turns to rum running during the prbiibtion. A corrupt uncle ran the family into proverty and they do what they must to keep their home and surive. It is also a love story and an adventure story. It is chick lit, but is fresh and new, with plenty of fun, wonderful characters and just an all around great read while retaining the usual chick lit formula. The focus is not on the angst or sex or hurt feelings or one person ordering and one coniving, it is on an actual and very good plot. I enjoyed this book. I recommend is for ages 17 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was actually The W hiskey Tide good story, page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've heard it said that a really good book is one you think about long after you've finished reading it. If that's true, then "Don't Dare a Dame" is a goody. The plot is well laid out and the characters filled in very satisfyingly. This story gives a wonderful window through which to view life in the Roaring Twenties, especially from the viewpoint of an educated, intelligent 20-ish young woman from a well-to-do family whose fortunes take a sudden downturn. Though I've come to think that most of the e-novels I pick up for my Nook are going to be fast reads with thin plots and predictable endings, this tale certainly is involved enough to remain interesting to the end, and it's one of the best novels I've read in a long time. I'm not familiar with M. Ruth Myers, but if all of her stories are as captivating as this one, I'll be watching for more of hers to appear among my special offers in the future.
suezyq More than 1 year ago
At first I thought that the author had too many characters and situations happening, but as I continued reading it all came together and I grew to love not only the two primary characters , Kate & Joe but also appreciated Kate's sisters Billy and others. This story kept me entertained from beginning to end, while I would have liked an addition to the ending letting us know what happened to everyone. I highly recommend this book! I am an avid reader and free books of nearly 400 Pages that keep you wanting to not put it down are rare.
Mahuenga More than 1 year ago
P.I. Maggie Sullivan lovers --- I dare you to put this book down once you begin to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Katherine Frederickson More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to the series. Good characters, well written, and the historical background of WWII and Dayton, Ohio are spot on. Highly recommend the series. Kay F.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery, good read all the way thru
19055581 More than 1 year ago
Move Over Raymond Chandler By Elena E. Smith I didn’t think it was possible for the THIRD book in a series to surpass the first two. Don’t Dare A Dame, a Maggie Sullivan mystery by M. Ruth Myers, is even better than the first two books. Readers are treated to chapter after chapter of can’t-put-it-down action and suspense of this Depression-era sleuth. New characters are well-drawn whether in it for a page or multiple chapters, and Maggie’s friends and enemies from previous books continue to pay their respects. Can’t wait to read the fourth in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. I'm really interested in more of Maggie's adventures and she makes the perfect female sleuth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book during the time of prohibition and alcohol smuggling. It was informative, entertaining, had love and it's fair share of comedy and a hard life. Couldn't ask for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, well paced, interesting characters. An enjoyable read throughout. Maggie is an interesting, believable character for her time and place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover is the Maggie Sullivan book but the contents is Whiskey Tide! I wish I had read the other reviews that said that before I made my purchase. Whiskey Tide was a good read about rum running, and I ejoyed it but I still want the third Maggie Sullivan for my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story does not match the description of the story, It was an excellent tale reminding me of "Little Women" I did not want it to end
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! I don't know what book the other people read but "Don't Shoot the Dame" is horrible! Don't waste you money. I got it free so I only wasted my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this light hearted combination of romance and intrigue. I have bought another of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont judge a book by its cover! This is not the Maggie Sullivan book that I thought I was buying. The book Whiskey Tide is a good book but I kept asking myself "Where's Maggie?" Whiskey can have 3 stars but the error in publishing gets 1 star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover if this book is titled DON'T DARE A DAME but the book was actually THE WHISKEY TIDE. I loved the characters, who were well-developed, and the time period of the roaring 20's, whjch was well-researched. Just a great, heartfelt story that I couldn't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with a bit of romance and mystery. Kept me up late finishing the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story line. I enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really ejoyed this book , I could not put it down till I finished it. very good
NettAL More than 1 year ago
Love this author. The book kept my attention from start to finish. I will read more of her work.