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❮Reading❯ ➽ Parlor Games Author Maryka Biaggio – Gigonog.me A sweeping historical novel based on the true story of a beautiful con artist whose turn of the century escapades take her—and her Pinkerton detective pursuer—around the world The novel opens in Reading Parlor Games Author Maryka Biaggio Gigonogme A sweeping historical novel based on the true story of a beautiful con artist whose turn of the century escapades take her—and her Pinkerton detective pursuer—around the world The novel opens in A sweeping historical novel based on the true story of a beautiful con artist whose turn of the century escapades take her—and her Pinkerton detective pursuer—around the world The novel opens in with our cunning protagonist May Dugas standing trial for extortion As the trial unfolds May tells her version of events In at the tender age of eighteen May ventures to Chicago in hopes of earning enough money to support her family Circumstances force her to take up residence at the city’s most infamous bordello but May soon learns to employ her considerable feminine wiles to extract not only sidelong glances but also large sums of money

From the men she encounters  Insinuating herself into Chicago’s high society May lands a well to do fiancé—until Pinkerton Agency detective Reed Doherty intervenes and summarily foils the engagement  Unflappable May uickly rebounds elevating seduction and social climbing to an art form as she travels the world eventually marrying a wealthy Dutch Baron Unfortunately Reed Doherty is never far behind and continues to track May in a delicious cat and mouse game as the newly minted Baroness’s misadventures take her from San Francisco to Shanghai to London and points in between For the most part May manages to stay one step ahead of the law waltzing and hoodwinking her way through the Gilded Age and into the twentieth century But now it's and she's being sued for draining a friend's sizable inheritance—a charge she adamantly denies As the story jumps back and forth between the ongoing trial and her devious but u

parlor ebok games book Parlor Games MOBIFrom the men she encounters  Insinuating herself into Chicago’s high society May lands a well to do fiancé—until Pinkerton Agency detective Reed Doherty intervenes and summarily foils the engagement  Unflappable May uickly rebounds elevating seduction and social climbing to an art form as she travels the world eventually marrying a wealthy Dutch Baron Unfortunately Reed Doherty is never far behind and continues to track May in a delicious cat and mouse game as the newly minted Baroness’s misadventures take her from San Francisco to Shanghai to London and points in between For the most part May manages to stay one step ahead of the law waltzing and hoodwinking her way through the Gilded Age and into the twentieth century But now it's and she's being sued for draining a friend's sizable inheritance—a charge she adamantly denies As the story jumps back and forth between the ongoing trial and her devious but u

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PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ Maryka Biaggio PhD is a psychology professor turned novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people She enjoys the challenge of starting with actual figures and dramatizing their lives—figuring out what motivated them to behave as they did studying how the cultural and historical context may have influenced them and recreating a sense of their emotional world through dia.

10 thoughts on “Parlor Games

  1. Audra (Unabridged Chick) Audra (Unabridged Chick) says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBII just loved this book Loved loved loved It was flippant and fun total escapism with a minxy heroine I adored from the first page a long list of exotic locales to divert and piles of dramatic intrigue to keep me engagedSet in the late 1880s through 1910s the story follows May Dugas a small town Michigan girl with a foxy figure clever mind and an impatience with ordinary life Told


  2. Jill Jill says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBI35 starsIn 1917 May Dugas was placed on trial for extortion She was considered at the time as one of the most dangerous women in the world by the Pinkerton Detective Agency Born in a small village north west of Chicago in


  3. Jane Jane says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBIWhere I got the book purchased from Maryka is a friendI jumped on this novel friend or no friend because of the cover—a gorgeous piece of design—and the era Plus the promise of naughty goings on in Chicago parlor houses which were the better brothelsAlas the blurb is massively deceptive on that point This is in fact biographical fiction covering thirty years in the life of May Dugas who was a real person She starts out as a girl from a very ordinary family in Menominee in the upper peninsula of Michigan Her amorous nature gets her into trouble that serves as her excus


  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBIThe settings in Parlor Games were amazing London New York Shanghai etc but the same Pinkerton Agency detective keeps tracking May down in these cities How? It didn't seem reasonable to me Maybe I can't imagine finding people in the years before the internet? May changed her name and moved freuently but Detective Doherty kept showing up at inopportune times Just in time to foil her plansI wasn't able to connect with May I wo


  5. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBIThis is extremely well written and engaging The narrative is first person but you never feel as though you are missing out on anything In a lot of cases in first person narrative the view is too restricted Not so in thisIt goes from a trial and we are left very much in suspense over what exactly is going on btw Frank and her and this trial and the heroine's past misdeedsI lost interest halfway through however when I realized the woman is well to put it bluntly another whore I don't find whores that interesting any Simply read too many whore books I was expecting crime and excitement than selling her body and lying and trying to nab a rich husbandSo I am disappointed The wom


  6. Clare Clare says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBII'm not a fan of prostitution con games lying Michigan or books that use the phrase dear Reader This novel features all of that yet our flawed heroine is so engaging and so honest despite her obvious manipulation that I really enjoyed this book It's a novelized version of a real life con artist May Dugas I don't want to give too much away but it follows the journey of May who moves to Chicago to have the child of her first boyfriend from M


  7. Paul Pessolano Paul Pessolano says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBI“Parlor Games” by Maryka Biaggio published by DoubledayCategory – FictionLiteratureThe reader may take this as fictionliterature surrounded by a true story or a true story surrounded by fiction literature regardless it is a fascinating bookThis is the story of May Dugasv in the book May Dugas a wily woman belonging to the 1900’s Although little is know of May Dugasv Maryka Biaggio takes what is known and weaves a tale of a con artist extraordinaireThe story is told with the exploits of May interspersed with her trial for extortionMay as a teen knew that she had high aspirations as she left her small town for Chicago She expected to find a handsome and rich man only to find herself in desperation a prostitute in a high end bordello She uses her experience and savvy to forge a better life for herself May becomes involved with several men that can provide


  8. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBII was amazed at how much I enjoyed this book I got a message asking me if I would be interested in this book to review as I also loved American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin review hereAt 352 pages I honestly thought that it would be a pretty uick read for me However the book was uite detailed and I found myself completely pulled into the story of May and all her little adventures so it took me longer than expected but it was worth every second The part I really enjoyed was that while this book is a work of fiction the story is based on a real person I found this enthralling and a nice little addition at the end of the story The book starts out with May asking you the reader to go through her story and determine if she did any wrong and to form your own opinions based on a life of cirmcumstances and events I found that this immediately pulled me into the tale and made me think about the events on the pages rather than devou


  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBII received this ARC courtesy of DoubledayParlor Games is the story of May Dugas told as if May was writing the story herself I will admit going into the book I didn't realize May was a real person The book centers around a trial and the life of May is told as the trial unfolds It's written as a first person narrative but it isn't annoying or self indulging I felt like I was sitting


  10. Kelli Kelli says:

    PDF/EPUB gigonog.me Î Parlor Games Epub ¼ parlor ebok, games book, Parlor Games MOBII won Parlor Games a book by Maryka Biaggio in a Goodreads giveaway I started reading it as soon as I received it The only reason it took me so long to finish it was because of life and how busy it can be The book was very entertaining Very good plot very good writing and very good suspense The book and its twists and turns kept me turning from one page to another eagerly waiting to see what would happen next I also loved how so many details were given to the background and history of the late 1800s early 1900s With that being said I did not like May Dugas While she was honest and straightforward to us her “dear” readers I did not like how she treated others in her life especially her family She was very charming and engaging but at the same time she seemed to be a sociopath She didn’t seem to care who she hurt along the way while focusing on the prize having all the money in the world to live happily and comfortably May’s love for Johnny and Alonso did seem


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