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Don't Dare a Dame

(2013)
(The third book in the Maggie Sullivan series)
A novel by

 
 

2014 SHAMUS AWARD WINNER


Tea with two spinsters thrusts 1930s private investigator Maggie Sullivan into an explosive mix of murder, political rivalries and family secrets. Pursuing their case means risking not only her life, but her detective license.

The Vanhorn sisters want her to learn the fate of their father, who vanished more than a quarter century earlier in Dayton, Ohio's, catastrophic 1913 flood. They believe he was murdered. They think they know the killer. But before Maggie can question the suspect, he winds up dead.

With a nip of gin to cheer her and a Smith & Wesson for company, Maggie follows a trail all but obliterated by time. 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.

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

Slide into the passenger seat of Maggie's DeSoto for an action-packed ride through a story filled with the atmosphere of early 20th century America and well-drawn characters. See why fans of this historical mystery series have dubbed the one-of-a-kind detective at its center "Sam Spade in a Skirt".

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame (Maggie Sullivan mysteries) (Volume 3)
Author(s): Ms M Ruth Myers
ISBN: 0-615-96507-5 / 978-0-615-96507-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tuesday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame: Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): M Ruth Myers
Publisher: M. Ruth Myers
Availability: Amazon   


April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame: Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): M Ruth Myers
Publisher: M. Ruth Myers
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame: Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): M Ruth Myers
Publisher: M. Ruth Myers
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame: Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): M Ruth Myers
Publisher: M. Ruth Myers
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Don't Dare a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): M Ruth Myers
Publisher: Tuesday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU