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Dial Me for Murder (A Paige Turner Mystery #5)

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Crime reporter and mystery novelist Paige Turner is looking into the murder of a young secretary whose naked body was found in Central Park?with the understanding between herself and the police that Paige keeps her exclusive investigation off the record and out of the pages of "Daring Detective."
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Berkley (first published August 21st 2008)
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Pick up Dial Me For Murder and get lost in the fifties. Paige Turner is a reporter for Daring Detective Magazine in New York and life as a crime reporter is not easy for a woman in 1955. Yes, Paige does get her stories printed in Daring Detective but Paige also is in charge of making and hauling coffee to all of the male employees of Daring Detective. Paige was the name she was born with but when she married a man named Turner she officially became Paige Turner. As you can imagine she gets a lot
Amanda Matetsky captures the ambiance of the 1950's perfectly !
Go back in time and enjoy this funny mystery adventure! It was GREAT! Can't wait to read the rest of her books! ♥♥♥♥♥
I was drawn to this book because of the charming cover and the premise (this is 5th in the series about a crime reporter for the Daring Detective newspaper in the 50s who solves murders) but it was just a little too cutesy with the 50s-speak for my taste. It might've been my mood, but the characters didn't really sparkle for me and I lost interest about 80 pages in (I also put it down to read a few other things about 3 weeks ago, and that rarely ends well). Cozy mysteries aren't usually my thing ...more
Shannon Teper
A light, but enjoyable read. I enjoy visiting the time period in which this series is set. I found myself gritting my teeth along with the protagonist as she tries to fulfill her writing and investigative goals in a world of pouring coffee for men and tottering in pursuit of suspects wearing compulsory three inch heels. While the tone is often light and funny, the mystery in this book was well-thought out and all the clues were given in order for arm chair detectives to race the sleuth in solvin ...more
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
I LOVED this one. This series is set in the mid 1950s. The characters are a hoot! The mystery is mysterious. The way of life then was simpler. I almost want to go back and live during this time.
Paige is smart and it's hard to be a smart woman then. She never gets her just rewards except from Dan, her boyfriend.
I loved trying to figure this one out and much as I enjoyed the references to that era. Who knew there was so much in common with things today but to a less degree.
I hope in the next book
Takes place in the mid 1950s. The main character, a Korean War widow, earns her living working as a writer for a true-detective story tabloid in Manhattan. A beautiful high-class call girl is brutally murdered and the woman's Madame hires the writer to find out who did it - without writing a story about it. Well-done, in my opinion. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.
I really loved this book as much as the others.
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From the author's website:

Amanda Matetsky was a magazine editor and a volunteer literacy tutor before becoming a fiction writer. Her first novel, The Perfect Body, was published by HarperCollins in 1997 and won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book.

Murderers Prefer Blondes, the first entry in Amanda’s popular Paige Turner mystery series, was published by Berkley Prime Crime in 2003 and wa
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A Paige Turner Mystery (5 books)
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