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Length: 273 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 805 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (April 7, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2014
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GKBIRCG
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Delynn Royer is the older, smarter, funnier, more ornery alter ego of author Donna Grove, who, as a young mother, published several lighthearted historical romances. The first, A TOUCH OF CAMELOT, won a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Soon after that, Delynn set aside her pen to concentrate on her day job and raising her two sons.

Motherhood never ends, but kids eventually fly the nest. Delynn has returned to her first love, writing. She has updated editions of her backlist to be available as ebooks and is working on new titles that she hopes will entertain and lighten readers' hearts.

Delynn's latest ebook release is GOODBYE, TOOTSIE, the sequel to IT HAD TO BE YOU, a romantic mystery set in 1920s Manhattan.

Aside from delving into the historical research that inspires her novels, Delynn enjoys classic movies, reading, travel and yoga. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.

Readers of light historical romance and mystery can visit Delynn at www.delynnroyer.com.

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Historical Mystery Mixes with Romance in 1920s New York

Delynn Royer takes readers back to Prohibition era New York in this entertaining historical detective mystery romance.

This book offers the perfect elements for a 1920s whodunit, starting with the murder of a bootlegger and suspects that include a Ziegfeld girl, a sexy widow, gangsters and cops. Enter an eager reporter who's an heiress and a lone wolf cop from Hell's Kitchen. What we get is a murder mystery that surprised me in the end and a fun new romance brewing between opposites that attract.

The end wrapped up the mystery but left me wondering where Trixie and Sean will go from here. Will there be new cases to solve? I'd love to see more of this romantic crime-solving duo.
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Royer takes right back to 1920's New York. It feels right and from the start you are off on an exciting romp through the worlds of tabloid journalism, cops, mobsters, their molls, prohibition, and politicians. Of course money plays the overarching role. We have romance and murder and mystery all tied up in a very pretty package. I do not usually read romances, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
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This was much more than I expected as far as a good mystery and Love.. This book should be in print... I hope there is more to come. This book kept my interest and I read it in two days.
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What a great romantic mystery set in Roaring 20s New York. Trixie Frank leaves behind her heiress status to see just who she'd be without Daddy's money. Turns out it's a modern gal with a sharp eye for a news story.

Enter Sean Costigan, a devilishly handsome black Irish homicide detective, born and raised in Hell's Kitchen. He's definitely a product of his era. Tough, demanding and straight as an arrow. Too bad his department isn't.

Their search for the murderer of a high profile gangster leads them all over the streets of New York, and even to Long Island, where the bootleggers anchor of the shore and do a brisk business.

Ms. Royer weaves in all walks of life from the era. A Zeigfeld girl, a beautiful widow from Sean's old neighborhood, a stuffy, overbearing butler, a street urchin, and a slew of cops and gangsters. A fun trip through a wonderful time period. Well done!
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I loved this story. It's like Nancy Drew in the twenties. Only instead of depending on her daddy's money, this girl fends for herself as a fledgling reporter. I say fledgling not because she's not a good reporter, but because editors were hard pressed to give women chances back in those days.

But Trixie gets her chance when a story sorta falls in her lap via a little boy and a business card. A well-known local gangster called Johnny Blue Eyes is dead; the only witness comes to her; and it seems half the police force may be dirty. Who can she trust?

Sean Costigan, of course.

And so the unlikely duo team up, getting on each other's nerves and setting each other's pulses racing at the same time.

I love that the build up between these two is not insta-love, that they form a partnership. The story is not about sex either--there is none. I didn't find this romance predictable in the least. It being the first of a series, we got plenty of time and I like it this way.

I love the heroine. From the moment she sat on her cameraman's shoulders to get a good shot in a roomful of male reporters, I was enamored with the spunky Trixie. She even called the local police force incompetent, wild good-chasing boobs. LOL. And when she's wrong, she admits it. And she doesn't let Sean push her around.

And most of all I enjoyed the humor in this story. I laughed or chuckled more times than I can count and the humor wasn't only Trixie and Sean's parts, but sprinkled throughout the tale in what folks said to each other, under their breath, phone convos, bath-time fiascos...

Lou didn't bother to respond. It was what Carter would have called "rhetorical," and what Lou would have called "Who gives a crap?
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Genre: Mystery, Romance
Pages: 273
Rating: 4 out 5

New York City, 1924

Determined to pursue her dream of becoming a crime reporter, heiress Trixie Frank believes she’s off to a running start when she lands a job at the most successful tabloid in Manhattan. Unfortunately, her high hopes fade fast when she’s assigned to the rewrite desk.

Sean Costigan is a demoted homicide detective on the commissioner’s blacklist. The last thing he needs complicating his life is a perky debutante with delusions of becoming the next great American journalist. Too bad she happens to hold one of the keys to solving his latest case, the Central Park murder of a notorious gangster. The other key?

Sean’s childhood sweetheart, the victim’s widow, who has gone missing.

Sean soon has more trouble with dames than any good man deserves. But that’s the least of his worries. When he suspects deadly corruption within his own department, it’s not just his and Trixie’s careers that depend on finding the killer. It’s their lives.

It Had to Be You, a finalist for the 2014 NJRW Golden Leaf Award

“This book offers the perfect elements for a 1920s whodunit, starting with the murder of a bootlegger and suspects that include a Ziegfeld girl, a sexy widow, gangsters and cops. Enter an eager reporter who’s an heiress and a lone wolf cop from Hell’s Kitchen. What we get is a murder mystery that surprised me in the end and a fun new romance brewing between opposites that attract.”

“Ms. Royer weaves in all walks of life from the era.
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