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Boodlers, and pikers, and slyboots… oh my!

It’s December 1901, when the paths of three of the era’s notable characters cross in the nation’s capital: the Wizard of Oz, the Countess von Schnurrenberger und Kesselheim, and Harry Reese, insurance investigator. Harry has come to Washington in order to solve a string of jewelry thefts. But first he must match wits with a throng of thirsty newspapermen, a pack of rapacious lobbyists, and a young devotee of the Wizard’s.  And as is usual, his dear wife Emmie has her own agenda.


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3.4 / 5
Fairly entertaining
February 5th, 2015
I did not know what to expect, since I had never read this author before. I found the plot a bit convoluted...too many characters but they were not well developed. The dialogue seemed late 19th or early 20th century. I doubt I will read another book in the series.
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Kalorama Shakedown
January 24th, 2015
Light reading for holidays bu witty and entertaining dialogue. Characters slightly unbelievable but a bit of a laugh
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Cracking yarn
April 15th, 2014
This is a well written fast paced book. Humour and intrigue mixed together. This is a great book to read on a vacation.
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