“Mildred in Disguise: With Diamonds” by Toni K Kief - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review
An Unforgettable All You Can Eat Buffet For Mystery Fans!
Nostalgia, longtime celebrities, and the old Vegas strip highlight Toni K. Kief’s smart and humorous story about a savvy septuagenarian’s after-retirement gig as an undercover mole walking the floor of a popular casino. This well-written and nostalgic jaunt through the titled character’s storied past takes readers back to the days when Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, and Elvis—lit up the stage, drew crowds of idol-worshipers, and reigned supreme, making permanent landmarks out of certain Vegas casinos. Readers will enjoy the many reflections on the past 50-years of Vegas-life as Mildred gets to know the casino staff, makes friends on the floor, and enjoys the free all-you-can-eat buffets. But even as she hones in on several undercover criminal investigations involving common crimes like purse-snatching, and pick-pocketing, our lead character is shaken when she’s confronted with an all-out armed robbery, and the way she reacts to the situation might just cause readers to rethink Mildred’s true nature.
Lief injects her dauntless but lovable heroine with an unforgettable personality. Mildred’s high-connections generate much curiosity, nostalgia, and humor as she parcels out tidbits of information about her relationships with Vegas icons like Jerry Lee Lewis and discloses a secret love affair with no other than the King himself. Kief’s secondary characters support the story well and provide an excellent foil for Mildred’s startling revelations about the Neon City’s past. There is definitely a sense of history that can be found and treasured between the pages of this memorable read. You know the old saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!”? Well, for Mildred, what happens in Vegas is dramatically revealed as the layers of her former life are intricately peeled back and exposed for all to see. Her expertise as a law enforcement officer, her deep knowledge of human nature, her love for her estranged family, and her deep personal connections with former associates whom she has met both on and off the various jobs she has held during her fascinating and impressive life makes “Mildred in Disguise” an unforgettable all-you-can-eat buffet for readers young and old alike.
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