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Fast Women

by Jennifer Crusie

St. Martin's Press | November 20, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Fast Women is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5.

When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder. . . .

Nell Dysart’s in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who looks easy to manage.

Gabe McKenna isn’t doing too well, either. His detective agency is wasting time on a blackmail case, his partner has decided he hates watching cheating spouses for money, and his ex-wife has just dumped him . . . again. The only thing that’s going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable.

But looks can be deceiving, and soon Nell and Gabe are squaring off over embezzlement, business cards, vandalism, dognapping, blackmail, Chinese food, unprofessional sex, and really ugly office furniture, all of which turn out to be the least of their problems. Because soon, there are murders. And shortly after that, Nell and Gabe start falling in love. . . .

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.31 × 5.46 × 1.4 in

Published: November 20, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031266852X

ISBN - 13: 9780312668525

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Winner Fast Women is another winner from Jennifer Crusie. While it is not as zany nor as light as some of her other novels, it is still a very entertaining read. Never fear, all of the trademark Crusie is there: the humour, the snappy dialogue, the funky symbolism and the goofy dog. I laughed out loud several times but there were also a number of a thought-provoking moments as Crusie deals with the delicate subject of infidelity, divorce and the resilience of the human spirit. After twenty-two years of marriage and running her husband's insurance agency, recently divorced Nell Dysart is suddenly without a job, without a husband, and without a clue what to do next. She gets up the energy to apply for a job as secretary for a detective agency and discovers too-handsome Gabe McKenna. He hires her despite the fact that she accidentally breaks just about everything in the office before her interview even begins. Soon the two find themselves fighting about everything from office furniture to business cards to the office logo. With the fighting comes an incredible sexual attraction, but can a relationship really be based on sex and fighting? McKenna Investigations is a busy firm but their bread and butter is Ogilvie and Dysart, a law firm that seems mired in bad luck. When the head of the firm calls Gabe in to investigate a case of blackmail, then asks him to back off, he realizes that there is something going on that connects to his past, something that puts him, Nell, and Nell's friends in danger. Working sometimes together and sometimes at cross purposes, Nell and Gabe try to get to the bottom of an ancient apparent suicide, the reason Ogilvie and Dysart gave Gabe's father a Porche for one dollar, and the mysterious disapearance of one of the firm's partners. As usual Crusie does an excellent job developing a rich set of characters and wraps it all up into a smooth blend of romance with just enough suspense to keep things interesting.
Date published: 2009-11-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from couldnt get into it! too many characters, too much jumping around.
Date published: 2009-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a Put Down Wow. I've read this book numerous times, it never gets old. The realtionship between Gabe & Nell is exaclty what i wish i had. Read, I swear you will enjoy!
Date published: 2007-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Jennifer! Fast Women is a great book to read when you're by yourself, not only will you not want to put it down to acknowledge anyone's presence, but all the laughing out loud will make you glad no one is there to wonder about your well being. These are all such great and loveable characters that I am keeping this book on my shelf for a second read down the road.
Date published: 2002-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A really bad book This was one of the worst books I have ever read. It is typically sexual with little plot and a nothing ending. I think that the author should find another profession.
Date published: 2002-05-21

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Fast Women

Fast Women

by Jennifer Crusie

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.31 × 5.46 × 1.4 in

Published: November 20, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031266852X

ISBN - 13: 9780312668525

About the Book

When a down-on-her-luck divorc'e meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder...

From the Publisher

When a down-on-her-luck divorcée meets a determined-to-dominate detective, they find out that falling in love can be murder. . . .

Nell Dysart’s in trouble. Weighed down by an inexplicable divorce and a loss of appetite for everything, Nell is sleepwalking through life until her best friend finagles a job for her with a shabby little detective agency that has lots of potential and a boss who looks easy to manage.

Gabe McKenna isn’t doing too well, either. His detective agency is wasting time on a blackmail case, his partner has decided he hates watching cheating spouses for money, and his ex-wife has just dumped him . . . again. The only thing that’s going his way is that his new secretary looks efficient, boring, and biddable.

But looks can be deceiving, and soon Nell and Gabe are squaring off over embezzlement, business cards, vandalism, dognapping, blackmail, Chinese food, unprofessional sex, and really ugly office furniture, all of which turn out to be the least of their problems. Because soon, there are murders. And shortly after that, Nell and Gabe start falling in love. . . .

About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don’t Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, a master’s from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.