Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Miss Fortune & Miss Match: Delightful Books!

Miss Fortune and Miss Match by Sara Mills are delightful P.I books with a twist. Allie Fortune refuses to be called Miss Fortune; instead she is known around NYC in 1947 as the PI Princess. Likely the only female private investigator in the city she has a penchant for finding cases that involve intrigue and suspense.

This series is frankly one I wish I had conceived and written. I love the tone of the books – if you like black and white movies like The Maltese Falcon or Casablanca, you have an idea of the flavor.

In Miss Fortune, not only does the reader get to explore a great mystery involving ancient Greek gold, East German and Russian spies, and the FBI, but there are flashes to a story of lost love. In Miss Match, Allie finds a way to take her FBI agent to a Berlin that’s ready to fall to the Germans to help him find someone who desperately needs his help.

One warning, if you have to read a series in quick succession because you hate not knowing out it ends, don’t read book two yet. Miss Fortune is a delightful read on its own. However, Miss Match ends quite abruptly and left me emailing the author to know when book three releases. I may have to beg for a copy of the manuscript because I have to know what happens!





469260: Miss Fortune, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #1Miss Fortune, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #1

By Sara Mills / Moody Publishers


In 1947 Allie Fortune is the only female private investigator in New York City, but she's kept awake at night by a mystery of her own: her fianci disappeared in the war and no one knows if he's still alive. Until Allie finds out, she will have no peace. When there's a knock on her office door at four in the morning, Allie suspects trouble as usual, and Mary Gordon is no exception. Mary claims someone is following her, that her apartment has been ransacked, and that she's been shot at, but she has no idea why any of this is happening. Allie takes the case, and in the process discovers an international mystery that puts her own life in danger.

Meanwhile, the FBI is working the case as well, and she is partnered up with an attractive, single agent who would be perfect for her under other circumstances-if only she knew whether her fianci was still alive.







469270: Miss Match, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #2Miss Match, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #2

By Sara Mills / Moody Publishers


FBI agent Jack O'Connor receives a letter from Maggie, a woman he used to love, saying she's in trouble in Berlin. The FBI refuses to get involved, so Jack asks Allie Fortune to help him investigate. Allie and Jack pose as a missionary couple who want to bring orphans back to the United States.

A child finds important documents that everyone in the city - Soviets and allies alike - want for themselves. Maggie refuses to tell Jack what the documents are, saying if things go wrong, they are better off not knowing. Through the course of the search, Allie's past is brought back to her, half a world away from home.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Did you find out when the 3rd book is out? I, too, don't like to wait for an ending. I'm starting "The Restorer." Will let you know what I think of it when done.

bigguysmama said...

Cara, thanks for sharing about these books. They look great. I've noticed them before, but I really enjoyed your reviews. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Mimi B

Pam Meyers said...

LOL, I didn't realize there was a book before the 2nd book, as I have just started reading that now. I may put it to the side and wait for three before I get too deep into it.

Did you find out from Sara when 3 is coming out? I may have to beg her for the ms. as well LOL.

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