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This was a hard book to read because the protagonist, Miranda Corbie, although tough and persistent as well as good at her chosen career, is not a likeable person: and her... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Quilt Maven
Classic-feeling San Francisco noir--think Maltese Falcon but with a smart, tough female detective and a nicely wrought Chinatown setting. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Patricia Loftfjeld
Meh. As predictable as a shot of bourbon and a Chesterfield. And, I wanted to like it.Published 11 days ago by Janet S.
This story and character are an attempt to build on the noir stereotype of the tough dame. The book started well, interesting story, characters and heroine. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Donald J. Mcmahan
Perhaps a 2.5? This book started out well, but never went anywhere. "Perhaps it was author Kelli Stanley's over-wrought descriptions of SF and Miranda's personal habits that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marilyn
Author has done an admirable job of researching the era, but the details get in the way of the storyPublished 3 months ago by James Goff
It was a chore to wade through the dialogue although the premise was ok. The character was a little predictable, too.
Not one of my favorite reads.
This historical mystery/classic noir P.I. tale is a prime example of one of the hardest books for me to review: a book whose technical brilliance is obvious, but it contains things... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cathy G. Cole
If you like mysteries, action and female character that can kick some butt, this story is for you.
Add to it a love for oriental culture and a 1940's look to the beautiful... Read more