No Game for a Dame - M. Ruth Myers

No Game for a Dame

By M. Ruth Myers

  • Release Date: 2015-02-05
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 236 Ratings


A .38, a nip of gin and sensational legs get Depression-era private investigator Maggie Sullivan out of most scrapes – until a stranger threatens to bust her nose, she’s hauled in on suspicion of his murder and she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a sadistic crime boss.

Matching wits against dangerous men, with bits of information from a dime store waitress, a ragged newsboy and the girls at her rooming house, Maggie follows a path that leaves her drugged, in her DeSoto in a ditch.

A gunman puts a bullet through Maggie’s hat. Her shutterbug pal on the evening paper warns her off. A new cop whose presence unsettles her thinks she’s crooked. Before she finds all the answers she needs, she faces a half-crazed man with a gun, and a far more lethal point-blank killer.

If you like Robert B. Parker's hard boiled Spencer series and strong women sleuths, don't miss this one-of-a-kind Ohio detective from a time in United States history when dames wore hats -- but seldom a Smith & Wesson.


  • Good Read

    By Momma Leew
    I enjoyed the book and the Maggie Smith character.
  • Great read!

    By tz1415
    Great story fast paced!
  • No Game for a Dame.

    By shftless
    Reminds me is Sgt. Joe Friday,”just the facts m’am”. Was a good read
  • The Dame has got Game!

    By MrAeolian
    Great read. Great dialogue. Fast paced and action packed. Loved it!
  • Great Read

    By Norm333
    Fast paced well developed plot. Started reading and could not put it down.
  • Good read

    By Lightprincess
    A rare treat. Well written and a great female lead character.
  • Loved this book!

    By Samanjesse
    The author's verbiage is right out of a '40's film noir! Also having a female as the hard boiled champion didn't hurt either. Thoroughly enjoyed, and will be reading the sequels.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable.

    By Playing to relax
    Independent, very competent, female shamus in the early 1930's. Not a romance--which is a good thing. The period details are interesting and believable.
  • No Game for a Dame

    By Bully Reader
    Great read, well plotted, with interesting Characters, especially the heroine Maggie. Well crafted period references, too. I couldn't put it down.
  • Great historical mystery

    By Lindashley
    I liked the heroine a lot. Author added interesting pieces of depression-era history without being too heavy-handed. Interesting plot line with lots of excitement. Recommended.