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The Resource Come hell or highball : a mystery, Maia Chance

Come hell or highball : a mystery, Maia Chance

Label
Come hell or highball : a mystery
Title
Come hell or highball
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
Maia Chance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"31-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune...or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie's girls-on-the-side: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they're in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta find themselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company. Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance's Come Hell or Highball introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction"--
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Summary
"31-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune...or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie's girls-on-the-side: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they're in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta findthemselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company. Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance's Come Hell or Highball introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction"--
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Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439418
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Discreet Retrieval Agency mystery
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Come hell or highball : a mystery, Maia Chance
Instantiates
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
ocn898529242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781250067876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015033722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529242
Label
Come hell or highball : a mystery, Maia Chance
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
ocn898529242
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781250067876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015033722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529242

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