The Resource A girl like you, Michelle Cox

A girl like you, Michelle Cox

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A girl like you
Title
A girl like you
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Cox
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1935, and ever since the big crash and her father's subsequent suicide, Henrietta Von Harmon has been left with the job of caring for her antagonistic mother and seven younger siblings. In desperation, Henrietta finally agrees to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall. Just as she's beginning to enjoy herself, however, the floor matron suddenly turns up dead. When the aloof Inspector Howard appears on the scene to investigate, he persuades Henrietta to go undercover for him, plunging even deeper into Chicago's gritty underworld."--
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon. Taking bets and serving drinks as a “26 girl” (operator of a dice game) at a local tavern in her 1935 North Side Chicago neighborhood, Henrietta helps support her mother and seven siblings. Needing more money, she takes a job as a dance-hall girl and meets roguish Inspector Clive Howard of the Chicago PD. He asks Henrietta to go undercover at a burlesque house, where girls have gone missing. Up for an adventure, and eager to have a reason to keep seeing the copper, Henrietta lies to her mother about how she’s spending her evenings and dons a skimpy usherette outfit. She gains the confidence of her new coworkers and talks her way into being a girl who gets called “behind the green door.” But does Henrietta really know what she’s getting herself into? And can Inspector Howard save her virtue in time? Henrietta is irrepressible, and fans of post-Prohibition moxie will anxiously await a sequel. -- Keefe, Karen (Reviewed 3/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 14, p27)
  • /* Starred Review */ Henrietta Von Harmon makes ends meet as a "26 girl," keeping scores on dice games in a dive bar in 1935 Chicago. Desperate to support her mother and siblings, she takes another job as a paid dance partner. When the dance hall's floor matron is murdered. Henrietta finds herself working for the aloof Insp. Clive Howard, going undercover at a notorious burlesque theater where the killer is believed to be hiding in plain sight. Despite the distractions of their growing attraction, Henrietta and the inspector must cooperate to take down a crime boss and bring a murderer to justice. VERDICT Flavored with 1930s slang and fashion, this first volume in what one hopes will be a long series is absorbing. Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming. --Viccy Kemp (Reviewed 03/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 4, p87)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485106
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Michelle
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Depressions
  • Dance halls
  • Dance halls
  • Depressions
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Label
A girl like you, Michelle Cox
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1581319
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781631520167
Lccn
2015954336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631520167
  • (OCoLC)920452253
Label
A girl like you, Michelle Cox
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1581319
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781631520167
Lccn
2015954336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631520167
  • (OCoLC)920452253

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