No Game for a Dame by M. Ruth Myers

No Game for a Dame

By M. Ruth Myers

  • Release Date: 2015-02-05
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings
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A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss.

Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dime store waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls at her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her DeSoto in a ditch.

A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.

If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.


  • Good read

    By Bairnie
    Great little story set between the wars. Good pace and likeable characters. Narrative style lends itself to a lady dic and her cases.
  • No game for a Dame

    By An admiring dame
    It made me laugh and kept me turning pages to find out who dunnit. Great read very entertaining Makes me think maybe Nancy Drew could have grown up to be Maggie Sullivan. Although she would have grown up in a different era. Nice historical references.
  • No Game for a Dame

    By Scrappy quilt
    A very enjoyable read. I loved it!