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The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen: A Dix Dodd Mystery (Dix Dodd Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Norah Wilson , Heather Doherty
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Book Description

Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she’s worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn’t always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she’ll come crawling back, she figures she’s got six months to make a go of it. The going gets even tougher when she hires Dylan Foreman. But when he told her about getting fired from his law firm and disbarred for putting common decency before the firm’s interests, she hired him on the spot. In addition to being smart, he’s gorgeous enough to remind her she’s a woman. And at 28, young enough to make her feel like a total cougar. Things start looking up when Dix gets hired by millionaire businessman Ned Weatherby’s wife Jennifer Weatherby, to tail Ned 24/7 for a week, for a cool ten grand. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! The job lands Dix in the middle of a murder investigation – with her as the prime suspect and her arch-enemy Detective Richard Head (a.k.a., Dickhead, one of the cheating husbands she’d nailed) gunning for her. Dix will need all her ingenuity, as well as the help of Dylan and her oddball cast of supporters to extricate herself from this one.

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About the Author

NORAH WILSON is a Kindle best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. HEATHER DOHERTY writes dark literary fiction and not-so-dark children’s lit. Inexplicably, they co-write the hilarious Dix Dodd mystery series. They also write YA and YA paranormal together.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3008 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1927651026
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Norah Wilson writing as N.L. Wilson (April 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XT6L8E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,747 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The case of the flashing fashion queen August 20, 2011
By Bookmom
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This was a fun and funny read. I loved the book from start to finish. It isn't very often an authors book makes me laugh out loud but Norah Wilson is one of the few. Dix Dodd is a very likable character who ends up in some pretty funny situations. Nicely done Ms. Wilson!
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars has some good points, but...... July 23, 2011
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I realy cannot agree with all these 5 star ratings. The book is ok, the characters have potential. I liked them more towards the end than the beginning so I think character developemnet is essential if this plans to be a series. As for the protagonist Ms Dodd, I find myself at times relating, but more often than not I would like to strangle her. The self doubt bit is tedious and time consuming. You cannot prove to us she is a confident go getter by simply writing it.As comparing her to The Stephanie Plum series by Ms Evanovich is insulting to Ms E. This series does not grab you and run like the other, but it has the potential of improvement so I gave it a 3. It was an ok read. And don't bother trying to figure out who done it...there are no clues that will lead you to it...oh excuse me there was one obscure clue...a word. As to why the spa chick had to be in the gather them all together and reveal moment???? What can I say I gave it a 3 because it is 98 degees at the top of the mountain today and it was a cheap order on the it killed a few hours....but the writing is often stilted, the characters are pretty one dimensional. However the plot had potential and the charisma between the 2 leads is good, but Mrs. P ain't no grandma Mazur.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skipped 10 chapters and didn't miss ... August 30, 2011
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... anything. Obviously that's not entirely accurate, but I don't feel I missed out on any good storytelling, that's for sure. This book is presently free on Kindle. At that price, I'm still sorry I wasted my time reading what I did of it, but you can certainly afford to see for yourself. I'd be disappointed if I'd paid to read it, as it's just not that good. The main characters are serviceable. I'm sure they will grow with the series, but I found the police detective to be over the top. He was just a little too rigidly angry. The only minor character of note was the hotel owner Mrs. Presley. She has potential. Most positive reviews speak of what "fun" this story is. Hmmm ... I didn't find it fun at all. The mystery was pedestrian. Offing someone for love isn't very original. And some of the situations seemed absurd. I doubt very much that it's possible to be hired over the phone for a job at a health spa, for example. That's the kind of thing you have to swallow if you're going to like this tale. I was also a little troubled by the lust Dodd had for her assistant. She's 40, he's 28. I'm all for women being adventurous sexually, but it's not really appropriate for a boss, be they male or female, to lust after their employee. And Dodd's frequent commenting to self about keeping her lust under control just got tedious. Still ... as I said, it's free on Kindle now, so see for yourself what to think, but I'd definitely go in with very low expectations.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A whole lot of fun July 24, 2011
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I just finished the first Dix Dodd mystery and loved it. It was awesomely entertaining, with a good mystery and some kick butt characters. There were some wonderful laugh out loud moments, but what I really liked was the hint of vulnerability in Dix. She was so tough and was often larger than life, but that vulnerability made her someone I could relate to. As for Dylan - wow. I look forward to seeing where that relationship goes. I've already downloaded book number two to my Kindle and can't wait to read it.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very light read February 23, 2013
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When you want a mystery book you don't have to think too hard about! Haha! Would've been a lot better and lighter without the obligatory crude language. Why do authors/writers (movies, tv) think it makes them sound funnier/smarter when they curse? I thought the point of being a writer was being creative? I think it's their way of dumbing things down for the masses. Such a shame. I digress and step down from my soap box...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Was it perfect? No, but it sure was fun. September 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't order this book expecting profound knowledge with a deeper meaning that made me question the very essence of who I am. I ordered it because I wanted a silly, fun, light read and that's exactly what I got. I love series where you can really get to know the characters and form a bond with them. I am a fan of Stephanie Plum, Hannah Swenson and MJ Holliday and I think that Dix Dodd could hold her own against any of them. This book had some great plot twists and a developing romance and some laugh out loud moments. What more could you ask of a book? I wont' go into a plot summary because I know there are already some very fine ones about this book. I will say that I would definitely order more from this author. I want to see where Dix heads to next and what develops (if anything at all) between her and Dylan. I would love to learn more about the owner of the motel. I'm sure she's got loads of interesting stories to tell. I would give this book a solid 4.5 stars.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Time September 5, 2011
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A waste of time, but if you're looking for a time-killer, maybe this is perfect. I kept reading, thinking that with all the 5 star reviews it would get better, but it didn't. The characters are clunky, the situations contrived, and the guilty party obvious after a few chapters. A lot of people like this book and find the spunky Ms Dodd appealing. but I wouldn't bother.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Story
Okay the motive for the murder wasn't all that original but the book was pretty good. I had a lot of laugh loud moments and contrary to the people complaining about the 40/28 lust... Read more
Published 7 hours ago by Miss V
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
Hard to put down. Enjoyed it very much. Would recommend it for easy reading of you enjoy mystery books as much as I do
Published 2 days ago by Karen J. Richter
2.0 out of 5 stars Stay away from the ones who write mysteries, romance, and...
Some silly jokes and a lot of half-baked sex. Perfect for the girls who aren't quite smart enough to follow the plots of the soap operas.
Published 3 days ago by Henri IV
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, cute and a good mystery!
I didn't have very high hopes for this, but it was surprisingly good for a free mystery! I laughed, I cringed, and I thought the attraction parts were nicely done-not too explicit... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Sara T
3.0 out of 5 stars brings back memories (of hundreds just like it)
If one sets out to write a book in the English language it is an obvious requirement that the writer must be able to speak, read and write English. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Bonnie Coles
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining!!!
A quick read full of fun and wit. It will take your mind off your worries and give you a moment far from the maddening crowd.
Published 22 days ago by Ronald P Dunkin
3.0 out of 5 stars Light, Fun Romp
Forty-year-old Dix Dodd is anxious to prove that she can make it as a successfully self-employed private investigator. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Debra Purdy Kong
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Published 26 days ago by sierra_sunset
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
funny intriguing wanted to keep turning the pages!
a good read. Very mysterious. kept u wondering who did it!!!!
Awesome thanks
Published 29 days ago by DM2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great mystery
Published 1 month ago by Carol
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