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The Hard Way

(Laurel and Helen New York Mystery #3)

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PI Helen McCorkendale’s childhood friend, Jimmy Scanlan, has just opened January, the most lavish casino and hotel resort in Vegas. After attending the grand opening, Helen returns to New York and encourages her magazine editor friend, Laurel Imperiole to create a get-away contest for readers offering a weekend at the hotel as the grand prize. The winner, Dawn Chapman, a j ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Carmel Press (first published April 7th 2014)
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Michael Murphy
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cathi Stoler delivers another winner in her Laural and Helen mystery series. Set amidst the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas high rollers, The Hard Way brings back feisty Private Detective, Helen McCorkendale.

Childhood friend, Jimmy Scanlan, has just opened Vegas’s most lavish casino and resort. Months later, his dream is threatened when a guest is found murdered and police have their eyes set on Scanlan. McCorkendale hops on a plane and jumps into the middle of the murder investigation. She disc
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D.A. Bale
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
We open with a lavish affair as Jimmy Scanlan, New York PI Helen McCorkendale's childhood friend, whisks her away to Las Vegas for the grand opening gala of his flagship January Resort and Casino. Rub shoulders with the likes of music moguls, politicians, famous actors, and Keith Richards as they take in the incredible array of an indoor ski resort, an outdoor ice rink, the Igloo restaurant, and the Blue Ice Nightclub - January's soon-to-be-famous watering hole made entirely of ice. Accommodatio ...more
Mason
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Author Cathi Stoler takes you by the hand, leads you into a winter wonderland Vegas-style atmosphere and then down the path to a fascinating murder mystery.

New York P.I. Helen McCorkendale and her boyfriend, Mike, are VIP guest at the elaborate new Vegas casino and hotel, January, owned by Helen’s childhood friend, Jimmy Scanlan. They spend the weekend rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

Back in New York, Helen has her friend, Laurel Imperiole, Senior Editor at Women Now Magazine, host a con
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Sherry
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a good read. It is a mystery with some likable characters and the main setting is a really neat casino in Las Vegas.

I would love to visit that casino.

There are other books in the series too and hopefully more to come.
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Cathi Stoler is a native New Yorker. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York. After graduation Cathi began her career as an advertising copywriter starting in fashion, then working on major brands. Deciding to explore her ambition to write fiction, she turned to the genre she loved the most, mystery/suspense novels.

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