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Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago's northwest side. It's 1935, but things still aren't looking up since the big crash and her father's subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall - and just when she's beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead.
When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him - and is plunged into Chicago's grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she's still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe - even from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector's investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.
©2016 Michelle Cox (P)2017 Michelle Cox
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By Jan on 12-16-17

A really good read

I think that the research behind the story is exceptional, the characters are very well drawn (even the truly irritating), and the plot is different from the ordinary even though it lacked the urgency often found in many mysteries. The publisher's blurb is somewhat informative and there is no need for spoilers, but the writing is better than indicated, and that's what makes this worthwhile.
I requested and received a free copy through AudioBookBOOM.
I think that Jayne Entwistle was an excellent choice for narrator!

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By Layla on 12-07-17

Love it!!!

The first thing that attracted my to this book is the cover and then I read the description and I thought I have to get my hands on it.

The author surprised me because I thought I knew what to expect, but I didn't. I really liked Henrietta, she is innocent and naive but this is due to the era and her age. If this was written in our timeline then I would not have believed it but because it is in another time period it is more realistic. As she started to understand things that is happening around her the book gets a bit more darker and her innocence is chipped away.

I would recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next book.

There is no profanity, but it does have some violence. The story has no sex scenes but there is an attempted rape and talk about sexual orinatation, kissing (females:female and female:male), and touching.


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