When Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan is invited to dine with a millionaire, she doesn’t expect the first course to be a gun in her face. It draws her into a gold-plated web of theft, revenge, double crosses and murder.
A big-time swindle has made fools of some of the city’s wealthiest businessmen. The man behind it has vanished. When Maggie begins asking questions, he reappears – dead in the river. But she’s already learned too much. Someone’s out to silence her too.
Armed with her .38 and a nip of gin, Maggie closes in on a killer as a mobster offers a hint, a cop unsettles her with his chemistry, and a woman with deadly potential plays a game by her own rules.
Whether you favor hard-boiled or cozy, you'll add Maggie Sullivan to your list of favorite women sleuths.
M. Ruth Myers (who has also written as Mary Ruth Myers) is the author of novels that have been translated into several languages, optioned for television and condensed in Good Housekeeping. NO GAME FOR A DAME launched her Maggie Sullivan mystery series featuring a Depression era private eye in Dayton, Ohio. Myers graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and worked as a reporter and feature writer on city dailies in Michigan and Ohio. She also has taught novel writing at writers conferences across the country. A native of Missouri, she spent part of her growing-up years in Wyoming. She and her husband are long-time Ohio residents with one grown daughter. When not writing or reading, Myers plays Irish traditional music on a button accordion and an Anglo concertina. Dark secrets are that she does Word Jumbles backwards and is rumored to have a serious dependency on blue corn tortilla chips. Website: http://www.mruthmyers.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/M.RuthMyers.author Twitter: @Mruthmyers