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The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen (Dix Dodd Mystery #1)

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  997 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she's worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn't always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she'll come crawling back, ...more
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Published April 22nd 2011 by Smashwords (first published April 20th 2011)
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Tere J
May 16, 2015 Tere J rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
am not a fan of "narraration". I don't know if that's the proper term, but it's when the character is talking to YOU. Not first person, or POV.

That being said, by the time I was thinking, hmmm, this is predictable, I know who it is, I was 48% in. Real genius on my part.

About 60% in I was getting a little tired of the character talking to herself. She is supposed to be 40, but I've only read characters in FSOG "mentally high five themselves". That's what some of Dix dialog was like, Ana talking
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Denise Zendel
Mar 30, 2015 Denise Zendel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tired of being treated like a “go-fer” at the big P.I. firm where she’s worked for years, Dix Dodd hangs out her own shingle. The good old boys at her former firm have an office pool as to how long before she comes crawling back. She’s determined hell will freeze over before that happens.

A wealthy client pays Dix $10,000 to tail her potentially cheating husband for one week. Easy money, she thinks, but that turns out not to be the case as she winds up the prime suspect in someone’s death.

Dix was
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Shéa MacLeod
Jun 11, 2011 Shéa MacLeod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Private detective Dix Dodd isn't having a good day. She's been framed for murder, is on the lam from the police, and she's hiding out in a cheap motel with her only change of clean underwear a glow in the dark thong. Fortunately she's got a super hot (and somewhat younger) male assistant. And cookies.

I found this book to be a really fun, fast read. Similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. Really looking forward to the next in the series.
Debra
Forty-year-old Dix Dodd is anxious to prove that she can make it as a successfully self-employed private investigator. So, when a woman in dark glasses and a purple outfit pays her $5,000 upfront to follow her allegedly adulterous husband for a week, Dix jumps at the chance. But things take a dramatic turn when the client, Jennifer Weatherby, is murdered and the homicide detective has personal reasons for wanting Dix in prison. As Dix tries to learn why she’s being framed for the murder, life be ...more
Philip
Apr 30, 2015 Philip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun Read! I enjoyed this book very much and I am sure that I'm going to read more in this series. This series has provided me with another choice of a lighten up read to unwind with after a serious book by such as Rick Mofina or Don Easton. This story introduces a caste of wacky but likeable and fairly well developed characters lead by Dix and Dylan but by far the most outstanding, and wacky, character is Mrs. Presley! I think this Mrs. P outshines Mary Jane Maffini's Mrs. P (Mrs. Parnell) from ...more
Barbara Morgan
I couldn't finish it. For a PI her instincts are not that good. I had several things figured out before the story did and can see the next twist coming. Thankfully it was a freebie and I have plenty more to read.
Debbie Oxier
Aug 30, 2014 Debbie Oxier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Warning: this book was laugh out loud funny so if you are a fan of serious mysteries, don't waste your time. However, if you are in need of a good laugh, enjoy the occasional light-hearted story, and like your characters full of spunk, then you must check this one out. Personally, I needed a good laugh and this fit the bill. Dix Dodd is a PI. Dylan is her assistant. When Dix is framed for murder, the two of them work to clear her name. You'll meet the quirky Mrs. Presley who hides Dix out at her ...more
Cheryl
Jun 24, 2016 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main character is Dix Dodd, a pi trying to make it in a job that many people think a women can do. Her trainee is Dylan and he really believes Dix can do anything. Dix finds herself in the middle of a murder with a cop, Det. Head, better known as dickhead, trying to nail he for it. Dix friends in strange places that help her prove who the real murderer is.
This is a good book. I liked it but it just didn't grab me like some do. I could wal away from it at times. Will try reading something els
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Nancy
Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she's worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn't always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she'll come crawling back, she figures she's got six months to make a go of it. The going gets even tougher when she hires Dylan Foreman. But when he t ...more
Deborah
Dix Dodd is a PI, out on her own after spending too many years working for "the boys." When she's offered a large cash sum to follow a wealthy woman's husband around, she's eager to take the job. Before long, though, that woman is murdered and Dix finds herself framed for the crime. Not only is she being framed, but the detective on the case is none other than Detective Head - a man who she's busted for cheating on his wife before, and who has a huge grudge against her.

The story is humorous and
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Leise Chadwick
Apr 01, 2013 Leise Chadwick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The case of the Flashing Fashion Queen, A Dix Dodd Mystery, Authors Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty, was an unexpected surprise… is that redundant?

Dix Dodd is not new to being a PI. She served her ‘sentence’ in an all-male agency where she was the “girl”, you know, the one who fetches coffee. When she struck out on her own, they warned that she would be back with her tail between her legs. Like that was going to happen!

Dylan Foreman, her able bodied (in more ways than one) and much younger assi
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Beth
Jul 31, 2014 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had trouble getting through the first half of this book. The jokes and innuendos were laid on pretty thick, and the main character was oblivious to the obvious. Also, the book needs another editing pass to pick up misplaced commas and wrong word choices. However, somewhere along the line, the story picked up, the mystery deepened, and I was no longer distracted by these things. I began to have more respect for the heroine. I'm glad I stuck through to the end.
Tina
May 29, 2014 Tina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Protagonist: 5/10
Secondary Characters: 6/10
Mystery: 7/10
Humor: 4/10
Pace: 3/10

I give 2.5 stars

Started out great, then fell apart in the middle. Went from a joy to read, to a chore. I felt the characters were pretty under-developed, especially Dix. I can fit all I know about her on the head of a pin. The story was drawn out too much for my liking as well. The best part for me was the mystery. I was guessing and reassessing at almost every page turn.

My biggest pet peeve was all the recapping of sce
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Leslie
Apr 24, 2015 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cops, mystery
Very enjoyable mystery. Liked the older PI Dix. She has an unexplored chip on her shoulder about romance and specializes in catching cheating husbands. When a wife pays her $5000 in cash to shadow her husband for a week Dix jumps at the chance. Unfortunately her cash flow problems blind her to the questions she should ask and she ends up as a suspect in a murder. The book is well plotted, has interesting characters and a decent mystery.
Doc
Apr 21, 2014 Doc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the writing, and was reminded of Janet Evanovich. I thought for some time about the subtle differnces. Both are good story tellers, but the pair that compromise N.L. Wilson fall short in character development. I felt no sense of knowing who Dix Dodd was, I was given a few nicks in the marble block, but in the end, not even bas-relief, and Dylan was so shallow that he didn't even form a puddle. I think it is that small detail that separates N.L Wilson being the next Janet E.
Jackie
Sep 05, 2011 Jackie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-books
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Norma Huss
Jan 07, 2015 Norma Huss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Dix, woman detective (on her own after working with and agency full of men, to whom she was "the girl") takes on the case of Jennifer Weatherby (who she refers to as the flashing fashion queen for her clothing) which turns out to be anything but routine. Along with her assistant Dylan and other characters (accent on the characters) Dix runs into trouble, clues, and eventually the whole story. Enjoyed it.
Harry L. Lydick
Dec 29, 2015 Harry L. Lydick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whodunit?!

Really witty, with several witty quotes and a few half-witty ones. Good characters wrapped in a lighthearted plot.

Good read, especially for a first novel in a series. First novels carry the whole weight of designing the plot, Establishing the background, setting the location, and creating the characters. In subsequent books, half the work is done.
Debbie
Jan 11, 2016 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dixie Dodd and Dylan Foreman

A client, Jennifer Weatherby, comes into Dixie Dodd's office to hire as a PI to follow her husband-who she thinks is cheating on her. She follows him for a week only to find out someone has killed Jennifer. And whoever it is, is framing Dixie for the crime. Very enjoyable book! Some humor and interesting characters!
deeann linford
May 14, 2015 deeann linford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny P.I. Mystery that keep you on your toes.

Dix is one funny and smart woman P.I. She has caught husbands cheating, found missing people, and shown up the police on various cases. The language is a little crude at times. But the situations she gets herself into are so funny and enjoyable to read. More for adult readers than younger readers.
Luna Raven
A quick read, never connected with the main character. Highly repetitive use of the title became irritating early on.

The writing isn't bad, could use some editing. Not likely to pick up any books I the series as I liked the secondary character of Mrs. Presley better (I'd read a series about her!) and the fact that I didn't guess who the killer was off the bat.
Mrs. Garen L. Herd
Good read

I had a little trouble concentrating on the first 3rd of the book (all the introduction of characters, personalities, etc) but then the book gets rolling. Won't tell you who the killer is, you have to guess. Many laughs and funny side characters. Hope she and Dylan got together.
Ann
The Case of The Flashing Fashion Queen

Cute book. Good book for all ages to enjoy. If you are in the mood for a light mystery, I think you will find this book refreshing. The main character, Dixie Dodd, could possibly become a hit with young ladies as a modern Nancy Drew!
Frances L. Ehrig
Mar 25, 2015 Frances L. Ehrig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faux Fashion Queen

Took me a while to really get into this book, but then it spend along. I met some very interesting characters in the story, Dix and her "man Friday," Dix and the motel owner. I wonder what will bring these people together in the next book?
Sheila Carsins
May 21, 2015 Sheila Carsins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun Read!

This author is on the ball! She's got a female P.I. with a lot of brains, attitude, and a super cute sidekick to help her keep up the good work and stay on track. I look forward to the next book in "Dix Dodd" Mysteries!
Stephanie Bryant
Awesome easy read

Great read, funny, witty and sometimes your sitting and thinking why are you doing such a stupid move....but then we are human and honestly if we were in that situation who knows how we would react.
Nola J. Harr
Apr 25, 2015 Nola J. Harr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding story

This story has twists, turns, and humor. Very enjoyable read. Hard to put it down and when I did, I couldn't wait to pick it up and continue reading. Thank you for this interesting story.
Terri Foster
Apr 25, 2015 Terri Foster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite enjoyable

A very enjoyable who-dunit with just enough sexual tension between the main characters thrown in to be fun. I'll be anxiously looking forward to the next Dix Dodd mystery.
Ann
Aug 01, 2014 Ann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book, witty, humor, good dialogue, knew who the killer was about half way through the book, but that is OK. Had a problem with all the foul language, would have been a much better book without it in my opinion.
Barbara Lohr
Jan 04, 2014 Barbara Lohr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by this pair and loved it. They obviously have fun writing and so the reader does too. Dix Dixon is a PI who calls it like she sees it. Not perfect, not gorgeous, but sexy enough to be attractive to her younger associate. The setting is small-town–anywhere and so is the crime. No disturbing blood and gore here. Dix pursues law and order by tossing her head at the law once or twice. We laugh when she runs off and leaves her heels in the lawn. Irreverent. Funny. Warm...all at the sam ...more
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N.L. Wilson is the writing team of Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty. Norah is best known for her romantic suspense and paranormal romance, while Heather Doherty is published in literary. Together they write the hilarious Dix Dodd mysteries under the name N.L. Wilson. They also write paranormal romance together under the name Wilson Doherty, and more recently under their joint names.

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