This is the third book in this series and I enjoyed this one every bit as much as I did "Death by Misadventure ( you can see my review by clicking here)
Alexis J Smith, owner of the Discreet Inquiries PI firm where she is almost the only person in the company is at it again! She just seems to be running into all kinds of Russians in this novel-both fake and real! This Private Investigator just can't seem to say no or to stay out of trouble! This book starts in Sacramento and ends up in England. How could she say no to her friend in Scotland Yard?
Another madcap mystery that will keep you laughing and guessing! This can be read as a stand alone book but the first one was really good so maybe you want to purchase both!
About the book: (from Amazon)
Back in Sacramento again, where the sign on the door of her detective agency reads ALEXIS J. SMITH—Discreet Inquiries, Lexie finds that her old room at Mrs. Snidely's Establishment for Young Ladies (a fancy name for a boardinghouse) has been let to someone else while she was away on a case in England. The new tenant is supposedly a ballerina, and a defector from the Russian Bolshoi, seeking political asylum in this country. But is she? Lexie doubts the story and begins to investigate, determined to get at the truth, while ignoring the danger to herself.
With that case successfully concluded, she is free to accept another assignment from her friend Inspector Harry Hawkins at Scotland Yard. The case sounds bizarre from the beginning, but gets more so with each turn of events. It seems that a Russian count, a nephew of the late Tzar Nicholas II, is living in exile in Oxfordshire, with his young American bride. In Harry's opinion, the countess is more than a little mad, demanding that Scotland Yard recover her dog, a Russian wolfhound, which she claims has been stolen by—of all people—Humphrey Bogart! It will take all of Lexie's skill and unflinching determination to connect the dots, right up to the deadly conclusion.
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About the Author: (from Psychology Today)
Playwright E. E. Smith has written numerous plays including Playtime in London; Boardinghouse Stew; Wartime Recipes; The Temperate Zone (based on Edith Wharton's short story); Ghost Writers (based on two stories by Wharton and Henry James), among many others. Her plays have been performed throughout the country. A New Edition of her first novel, Boardinghouse Stew, along with the sequel, Times LikeThese, was published in the fall of 2011 by Phoenix International, Inc. A memoir, In Love and War, followed in 2012. A new series of murder mysteries debuted in 2013. The first is titled Death by Misadventure. Russian Roulette is the second!
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