30-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune.or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance's Discreet Retrieval Agency series introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction. MAIA CHANCE was a finalist for the 2004 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington. She is writing her dissertation on nineteenth-century American literature.
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"In the second installment of the Discreet Retrieval Agency mystery series, 1920s socialite Lola Woodby is widowed and penniless. She and her former Swedish cook, Berta, have formed a private detective agency and are delighted to be hired to acquire a young woman's diary. Soon, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery. Narrator Suzy Jackson energetically portrays the singular Lola, whose curvaceous figure inhibits her from squeezing through small windows. She refuses to wear sensible shoes and often ends up with mustard or chocolate dribbled onto her dress. There are times when Jackson's engagement flags a bit and when Berta's Swedish accent disappears--but, overall, this is an enjoyable narration of a fun mystery. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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