Friday, June 5, 2009

New Book Arrival: For Glory by Elisabeth Lee

The author, Elisabeth Lee, generously sent me a copy of her book For Glory for review.

Carlyle Hudson is a 50-something woman everybody calls Lyle. She speaks for herself in the opening paragraph of the women's detective mystery, For Glory:

“I deal with other people by keeping secrets. Bottom line: I do not like people knowing what I do for a living, how much money I make, my age, or marital status. The answers—gamble, six to seven figures (depending on how well the cards fall), fifty, and not interested in marriage—always raise more questions. Even well-intentioned people seem to feel entitled to that information, which irritates the hell out of me. So I lie. It entertains me, keeps my energy positive and my creativity high.... I think of it as acting. All good poker players act. I am a very good poker player.”

Lyle returns to Kansas from San Francisco after the death of her mother to encounter two mysteries: one from her mother’s past, and one right in front of her. Who is the source of the ominous demands that she “Pay Up”?

This "lite" mystery is humor-filled, a flirty-50s popular fiction for boomers. It will delight women's detective mystery readers who enjoy more mature characters.


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