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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ARC Arrival: Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts

Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts by Cici McNair

Publisher: Center Street

I received this book from Miriam at Hachette Books. Thank you Miriam!

About the book: Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. Whether working at the Vatican in Rome or consorting with a gunrunner in Haiti, she lived a life of international adventure. When Cici finds herself in New York, divorced, broke, and fashionably starving to death in a Madison Avenue apartment, she impulsively decides to become a private detective.

But, as Cici soon learns, the world of P.I.s is tight-knit and made up almost exclusively of former law enforcement officers. By nature, they are a highly suspicious group and are especially wary of a newcomer with an untraceable past. Diligently working her way through the Yellow Pages, doggedly pursuing the slightest lead, Cici is finally hired by a private investigator willing to take a chance. The next day she's working side by side with a pair of seasoned detectives and a skip tracer who is scary to meet but like silk on the phone. She quickly realizes she'll need all her energy and wits to succeed in this new world.

Being a private investigator is as exciting and liberating as Cici ever dreamed, from creating a false identity on the spot on her first case in the field to surviving adrenaline-rushing car chases. Working with law enforcement, she goes undercover, dealing with the ruthless Born to Kill gang in Chinatown and the Middle Eastern counterfeiters west of Broadway. A detailed account of the hidden world and real-life cases of a P.I., this action-packed memoir is as entertaining as any detective novel you've ever read. (Amazon)

About the author: Cici McNair was born and raised in Mississippi. She has worked as a news writer, on-air newscaster, and producer of documentaries and has published three novels under the name Clarissa McNair. Cici now lives in Philadelphia, where she heads her own private investigation firm, Green Star Investigations. (back cover)

Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts
Publisher/Publication Date: Center Street, Sept 23, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59995-187-4
368 pages




3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I should be getting this one soon.

G.R.I.T.S. said...

oo this one sounds really good!!!! I'll be on the look out for it! Sounds like it would be fun to review on my blog!!!!

Rae Byuel
http://c-romance.blogspot.com

Sheila Deeth said...

It's got a lovely intriguing title - would guarantee I'd pick it up and read the blurb in a store.

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