Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man

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Viviana has found a place for herself working for PI Tommy Fortuna. When he receives a wealthy businessman as a client, their job is to track the whereabouts of the man’s daughter, which should be simple enough until Viviana must tackle a case solo after Tommy takes a sudden trip out of town. A body in the office later sends Viviana on an investigation that makes her a target.

The 1950s setting is spot-on, with Edwards perfectly capturing the decade through lush dialogue that transports you back in time with word choices such as dollface, stepping out, and dillydally. The tone of the writing uses specific details such as hulking galoot with a familiar mug, still holding my paw, lookie-loos, and bopping you off. Viviana is surrounded by well-rounded characters, primarily headstrong women, and she has great dynamics with them. The women at the boarding house are unique and funny, giving her a support system. The plot gives Viviana an opportunity to come into her own as an investigator and creates a mystery that is incredibly fun and original. A delightful historical treat, Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man delivers a mystery that is charming with headstrong women, suspense, humor, and plenty of twists.

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Author Emily J Edwards
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 228 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 08-Nov-2022
ISBN 9781639101825 Buy this Book
Issue December 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller