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You Never Know with Women (Harlequin Romance #206)

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Veda Rux, a beautiful blonde, known professionally as a stripper, steals a priceless Cellini dagger from the safe in millionaire Lindsay Brett's home. Her agent, Cornelius Gorman, approaches Floyd Jackson, a private investigator and first-rate blackmailer, and asks him to return the dagger before the theft is discovered.Jackson should have known there was something wrong w ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Romance #206, 248 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published 1949)
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Initial chapters of this book are real page turners and very much interesting. I felt the story going to have an end in the 9th/10th chapter itself out of seventeen chapters with the flow of initial chapters.

Yes, we could get most details of the crime scene in initial chapters and few intermediate chapters seems to be bit dragging. Last few chapters get back the speed and the ending was well done.

Overall, the book feel like a sine wave with a high initially and intermediate low and back to form
Al-amin Zanna
"Women are funny animals, you never know where you are with them, "Alma & Veda a man's best friend is his wife" Floyd Jackson is going to Gas Chamber"
Shahriar Rana
The crux of a crime thriller is to keep the readers guessing till the end and nobody except James Haidley Chase do this better
Rhitwick Biswas
No one writes a thriller like James Hadley Chase do. A definite unputdownable!
Shin Machine
the writing was fair enough and thrills were kept intact. The ending was a bit too depressing, though.
This is not a faithful reprint of the original novel but a bowdlerization. You should boycott this book.
Mark Vickers
Typical chase 20 years on after reading it the first time, I still couldn't put it down.
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René Lodge Brabazon Raymond was born on 24th December 1906 in London, England, the son of Colonel Francis Raymond of the colonial Indian Army, a veterinary surgeon. His father intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children's encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop ...more
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“Now women are funny animals. You never know when you are with them - they don’t often know where they are with themselves . It’s no good trying to find out what makes them tick. It just can’t be done. They have more moods than an army of cats with lives, and all you can hope is to spot the mood you’re after when it turns up and step in quick. Hesitate you’re a dead duck, unless you’re one of those guys who like slow approach that might get you somewhere in a week or in a month or even a year.” 6 likes
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