Author: Mary Jean Curry
Published: 5th June 2018 (Prodigy Gold Books)
Source: Copy from Publisher
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Dotty Davis belongs to that sub-genre of hard-boiled, sleazy, overweight, boozing, and otherwise disgusting private detectives increasingly offered as protagonists working for the “betterment” of humankind. Nonetheless exhibiting a modicum of charm through her heavy-handed humor, Dotty proceeds to wiggle her way out of several murder charges after answering a middle-of-the-night call from the male prostitute living downstairs from her. Soon after, Dotty, removed a dead, Catholic nun from his bed, someone rigs an explosion, sending the gigolo to the hospital. And then there’s more dead bodies for Dotty to contend with, and both the police and a killer are looking for her.” – Goodreads
Review: It not very often that I read a crime based book that I have no clue what is going on it. Hell, I think this was a first for me. I had zero clue who the killer was and really what was going on. I was learning as the main character was learning. But the main character didn’t know who the killer was until he confronted her. It was a pleasant surprise.
The humor was there but it was very dry. Too dry in some places maybe? Not really I am just very hard to please when it comes humor. The self-dissing and people all pointing out her flaws did get a little old and harsh in some places. But at the same time, it was very realistic and true to real life.
The main thing I liked was just how unapologetic she is about who she is as a person. She just doesn’t give a poop. Even when people are digging at her, she just carries on being herself.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Publisher. Doesn’t affect my review.)