Viewing Entry - Gin and panic (AM13129) by Chance, Maia
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Gin and panic : Discreet Retrieval Agency series, Book 3
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Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction. Murder -- Fiction. Prohibition -- Fiction. Women sleuths -- Fiction.
Former socialite Lola Woodby is now struggling to make ends meet as a not-so-discreet private eye in Prohibition-era New York, along with her stern Swedish sidekick, Berta. When they’re offered a job - retrieving a rhinoceros trophy from the Connecticut mansion of big game hunter Rudy Montgomery - it seems like a no-brainer: their client, Lord Sudley, promises them a handsome paycheck, and the gin and tonics will be plentiful and free. But no sooner do they arrive at Montgomery Hall than Rudy is shot dead. When the police arrive to examine the scene, they conclude that Rudy had actually committed suicide. But Lord Sudley can’t believe his friend would have done that, and there’s a houseful of suspicious characters standing by. So he ups the ante for Lola and Berta, and suddenly, their easy retrieval job has turned into a murder investigation. Armed with handbags stuffed with emergency chocolate, gin flasks, and a Colt .25, Lola and Berta are swiftly embroiled in a madcap puzzle of stolen diamonds, family secrets, a clutch of gangsters, and plenty of suspects who know their way around a safari rifle. Sequel to "Teetotalled".