While reading this mystery/romance I was reminded of how things were for women back in the 50’s and 60’s. There was no such thing as “no sexual harassment laws in the workplace” back then. It took real ingenuity to waylay some of those guys you worked with! And you never complained because invariably the woman was thought to have “brought it on herself”. Thank heavens times have changed!!! Another thing that has changed—back then stewardesses were not allowed to be married and had to have a certain physical appearance. Subterfuge was the name of the game for those who fell in love.
This book is filled to the brim with secrets which have to be unraveled-from the PI who was murdered for getting too close to solving who was blackmailing the doctor and why-what horrendous secret was in this doctor’s past.—and a couple of others.
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is the third in the Sam Slater mysteries. I am going to try and get the first two and read them! If you enjoy a good who-done-it with some romance thrown in for good measure—you will too.
From the back of the book:
As the spring of 1958 arrives in San Francisco, it seems that baseball player turned private eye, Sam Slater and his fiancé, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan, are surrounded by people who have secrets.
A prominent doctor, John O’Dell is being blackmailed by someone who has discovered a dark secret from his past. When the private investigator trying to catch the blackmailer is murdered, Dr. O’Dell hires Sam Slater to try to pick up the pieces. Someone is playing for keeps and will do anything to protect their own secrets.
Meanwhile, Amelia begins her new job as an international stewardess which takes her on adventures to New York City, London, Paris and Rome. In hot pursuit is a womanizing older pilot who has his sites set on Amelia.
Their lives get even more complicated when a mysterious woman from Sam’s past returns. Sam and Amelia’s relationship will be tested as they work together to solve the mystery on the foggy streets of San Francisco.
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