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Louise's Gamble

Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
Series: A Louise Pearlie Mystery, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Young widow Louise Pearlie becomes embroiled in a perilous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies and banished royalty in this wartime novel of suspense. It's 1942 in Washington DC. Louise Pearlie is now a chief file clerk at the legendary OSS, the precursor to the CIA, and enjoying being an independent, working woman despite wartime privations. But a casual friendship struck up with Alessa di Luca, a secretive war refugee, sucks Louise into a dangerous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies, banished royalty and Sicilian aristocracy--placing not only her job, but her life, in jeopardy.

©2012 and following years Sarah R. Shaber (P)2018 Sarah R. Shaber

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Amazing!!!

I love this series!! Trying to figure out who did it and want is going to happen next! The relationship between Louise and Joe is blossoming. Louise is really finding who she is meant to be. I can't wait to hear the next one!

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I LOVE this series

I love period mystery's and Sarah R. Shaber does it SO very well. She immerses you in that era with dialogue, descriptions of scenery and world events from WWll time period. I've asked my son for a vintage radio (mp3 player) as a gift and keep imagining listening and relistening to this series on it.

I don't usually read books or watch series that deal with the 40's and 50's as some of the mindsets of that time period can set my teeth on edge but in the Louise Perlie mysteries, we get a heroine who has the same reaction. But she deals with it with grace as much as possible but if necessary she can take it to the next level.

This story dealt with the Italian mafia and a knitting circle where spy secrets were being passed. The difference between "knitting" and "mafia" was gapped with great writing and a great narrator. I don't think I could imagine the Louise Perlie books being narrated by anyone but Jenny Hoops and I hope it stays that way.

I wholeheartedly recommend this series.

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Excellent installment!

espionage, WW2, Washington DC

Louise works as a lead file clerk in the offices of the OSS during WW2 but is coming to know more displaced persons and their backgrounds. At least she thinks she knows about them. One of these friends turns out to be displaced aristocracy masquerading as an ordinary citizen and has a message for Louise's superior. Lots of intrigue and suspense balanced by well researched aspects of ordinary life during that war. Well done!
I laughed at the references to having to color the oleo both in the book and in a few reviews because here in Wisconsin colored oleo was illegal from 1881 to 1967!
The audio are performed by Jenny Hoops who really makes a positive difference.

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