Fast Women

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Macmillan, Dec 30, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
24 Reviews
When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder...

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who looks easy to manage.

Gabe McKenna isn't doing too well, either. His detective agency is wasting time on a blackmail case, his partner has decided he hates watching cheating spouses for money, and his ex-wife has just dumped him...again. The only thing that's going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable.

But looks can be deceiving and soon Nell and Gabe are squaring off over embezzlement, business cards, vandalism, dog-napping, blackmail, Chinese food, unprofessional sex, and really ugly office furniture, all of which turn out to be the least of their problems. Because soon, somebody starts killing people. And shortly after that, they start falling in love...
 

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

I did not find this book terribly enjoyable--not my type of book. A bunch of women sit around a lot moaning about life, husbands, men in general. The protagonist, Nell, is divorced and walking through ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

This was set in a detective agency, where Nell goes to work for Riley and Gabe and helps solve a mystery involving a law firm run by Gabe's father's best friend. I really enjoyed the first half of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
41
Section 4
54
Section 5
74
Section 6
95
Section 7
112
Section 8
127
Section 12
213
Section 13
233
Section 14
271
Section 15
290
Section 16
309
Section 17
328
Section 18
344
Section 19
365

Section 9
148
Section 10
171
Section 11
193
Section 20
389
Section 21
395
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About the author (2008)

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don't Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.

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