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What They are Saying

"Highly recommended" "A memorable misfit"

""Death is in the Details" is a wonderful depiction of the simmering mix of ambition, treachery, social climbing and decay that characterizes Washington DC. Alex Winter brings a depth of knowledge of the city to this fast-paced detective story. The heroine, Marnie Wallace, is a memorable misfit, somewhat overweight and the veteran of too many careers. In her current incarnation as a private detective she roams high and low in the capital district to uncover the facts about the death of a young woman jogger and the disappearance of the head of an elite private school in posh Georgetown. Highly recommended as an entertaining light read." -- Margaret P., Montreal, Canada

"Enjoy!"

"Mystery fans are going to love this first offering from new mystery writer Alex Winter. In fact, Winter may have established a new mystery genre heroine in Marnie Wallace, an assistant to a highly successful and avuncular private investigator who is retiring, leaving Wallace to handle two phone calls and two cases, unrelated, both at the same time. The result is a romp through the neighborhoods of the nation's capital, told with detail and humor. Writer Winter definitely knows the Georgetown and DC Metro area that serves as the setting for this well thought out 'who done it.' Enjoy!" -- Rick S., Okeechobee, Florida

"Hooray!"

"In Marnie Wallace, author Alex Winter has created a character who is thoughtful, fragile, self-deprecating, and incredibly likeable. Her foibles are as endearing as her instincts are spot on, and I can assure any would-be reader that you will enjoy the fun. This is a must read, brought to life by an author whose descriptive talents deserve attention. Hooray for Marnie Wallace! " -- Gerard Rose, Monterey, California, author of "The Early Troubles"

"Fun to read"

"Fun to read, I was easily absorbed into the plot and could not put it down, Alex has used knowledge of Washington, D. C. politics, and real estate to weave a very intriguing tale." -- Darlene D., Harrisonburg, Virginia

"Lights up the brain!"

"Recent studies show that good fiction lights up the brain. My brain, anyway, in reading 'Death Is in the Details', didn't distinguish between reading about the adventures of Marnie Wallace and her crew and experiencing all this in real life; I'm sure the neurological regions stimulated were the same. This only happens if the book grips you, and this one does. And it costs less than a buck!" -- Lee W., Chicago, Illinois.

"Clever and exciting"

"The danger and excitement of solving the mysteries is heightened by the subtle tension that plays between the two cultures of the detective and her bodyguard .... A clever and exciting mystery." -- Ellen B., Los Angeles, California

"Mysterious Jo Lee""

"I just finished Details, and I loved the book. It was a real page turner. I hope you have planned more. Marnie is a wonderful character and so is the mysterious Jo Lee. Please bring him back again in the next book. Having lived 2 years in Chevy Chase I was intrigued with the details you put into your book of the Washington area. It is always fun to say 'Oh yes, I recall having been there.' " -- Duncan L., Carmel, California

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