The Voluptuous Vixen is Frank Butterfield at his best writing to date! The Charm and concerns of the first few Nick Williams Mysteries have us on a 1958 boat ride to Hawaii with a supporting cast of characters that keep you on the edge of your seat! Nick and Carter Jones have a chance to take some time for themselves thru the unlucky injury of Nicks stepsister at her wedding! They take over the bridal honeymoon suite to ride the waves on the big boat-a chance to ground themselves against what has been a very busy year fraught with dangers, heartbreak, deaths and personal growth against the back ground of San Francisco and Consolidate Security, Nick and Carters organization. We get introduced to this books cast of characters which include a wonderful Rosalind Russell appearance, Gale Storm and the soon to be Della Street-Barbara Hale and husbands. They comprise the Captain's table and weave throughout the story. There are murders, intrigues and deceptions and Nick and Carter are called to help!
I loved this. I hated the bigotry and nastiness of the uninformed- the snide comments on their relationship and the continued presence of the curse of the Hearst newspapers trying to slander Nick and company at every crossroad.! Frank Butterfield wrote a good story and a joy to read. His use of period established ship customs was great. His observations about dress and social norms-right on the mark.. But the inventive use of Hollywood as it moves from film and stage to television and the people who populated it in the late 50's was keenly observed and woven into the dialogue. I can't wait for more Nick Williams!
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (4 March 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1544036914
- ISBN-13: 978-1544036915
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
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