A mystery hero like no other. With the most dangerous weapon of all...
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Los Angeles, the 1930's. The city of angels. Attracting beautiful people from all over the world with its glitz and glamour. But just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption with criminal bosses and politicians squeezing the life out of the city.
Stunned and enraged by the murder of her crusading politician father, beautiful socialite Ellen Patrick becomes determined to bring her father¹s killers to justice...at any cost. A talented Berkley graduate, she knows that to truly fight the men who killed her father she must break all the rules. Donning a distinctive white dress and a black domino mask, she becomes The Domino Lady, one of the sexiest -- and most elusive -- crime fighters of all time.
The greatest adventurers and detectives of all time join her: The Phantom, Sherlock Holmes, The Black Bat and Airboy. Nine all-new tales of one of the world's first female masked crime fighter, by Nancy Holder, Chuck Dixon, CJ Henderson, Martin Powell, Ron Fortier, James Chambers, Bobby Nash, Gail McCabe, Lisa Bandemer. Introduction: Mystery Writers of America Raven Award winner Joan Hansen!
Jimmy Dugan had big dreams.
Ever since a chance meeting with the notorious Mafioso, Miles Prince, young Jimmy fancied himself a made man. No job was too small or menial in Jimmy’s mind as long as it kept him in Mr. Prince’ good graces. Despite his growing popularity as a mover and shaker in Hollywood, Miles Edward Prince, the self styled Prince of Hollywood was not the honest businessman he wanted everyone to believe him to be.
Prince was a man accustomed to getting what he wanted.
All The Prince had to do was ask and like an eager beaver young Jimmy Dugan was on it.
Despite a lofty self-image, Jimmy Dugan was a very small fish in a rather impressively large pond. A pond which grew larger every day, threatening to wash over the greater United States of America with a crashing roar not unlike that of a monstrous tidal wave.
Jimmy might have been a small fish, but he was making strides to elevate his position.
He had big plans.
For the last couple years, as he reached his mid twenties, he had tried to rid himself of the Young Jimmy Dugan description, but with little success. None of the Big Bosses, or Cappo’s as they had been called recently, could bring themselves to refer to him as James.
No, he was going to be Young Jimmy Dugan for the rest of his natural life. Even if he lived to be a hundred and twenty.
Unfortunately, the one thing he never suspected, was that Young Jimmy Dugan would not even make it to twenty-six.
On the occasion of the day of his birth, the Bosses pulled together and threw a party, a real splash of an event at the Hollywood Ritz, the most expensive hotel in all of Tinsel Town. Not that it was a birthday party for the youngster. The fact that it was held on his birthday was merely a coincidence.
Not that it mattered to him.
The all star bash brought out many faces Jimmy knew well. Not only was The Family well represented by some of its most notable members, even a few of Hollywood’s growing A-list made the invite list thanks to his bosses’ standing in the moving picture business.
Jimmy could scarcely contain his excitement when Rob Wyatt, star of some of his favorite manly movies sauntered in with a gorgeous woman clinging to each arm, their eyes glittering with excitement. Meeting some of his favorite actors had been exciting, but there were even better diversions than rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.
Though most of the starlets arrived “fashionably late,” Jimmy did not seem to mind. He was having the time of his life. Displaying a suave demeanor he usually could not muster around women, Jimmy sauntered over to a pair of lovelies in his best Rob Wyatt impersonation.
It worked like a charm.
Dizzy with excitement, the rest of the night was a blur. He danced, laughed, and kissed as many luscious lips as possible.
Then she walked in.