Booklist calls PARLOR GAMESby Maryka Biaggio “Sheer, frenetic fun” and also says that the author “Biaggio re-creates the deliciously fabulous foibles and follies of a woman born into hardscrabble circumstances but determined to make her way in the world with wit, beauty, and a brazen ability to exploit her feminine charms for a very high price. Whether one admires or reviles May, there’s no doubt that she [Biaggio] makes the most of every entertaining opportunity…”

More Praise for PARLOR GAMES:

“An engaging glimpse into a character, who categorically eludes our attempts to define her.”
–Kirkus Reviews 

Parlor Gamesis a captivating tale narrated by the irresistible and deliciously unreliable con-woman, May Dugas. Her escapades, which span the Gilded Age right through the turn-of-the-century, immediately transport the reader to a bygone era. It’s a wildly entertaining and constantly surprising ride.”
–Daisy Goodwin, author of the New York Times bestseller American Heiress

“Come meet May Dugas, a con artist of the highest order. You’ll be swept up by her delicious voice from the first page of Parlor Games, so prepare to be joyously fleeced. This jaunty tale through the life of a woman who keeps one step ahead of a dogged Pinkerton agent of the law is a true pleasure, something like munching your way through a box of chocolates all by yourself. Curl up and settle in for a lovely read.”
–Kate Alcott, author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker

“Like Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair before her, May Dugas–delightfully unrepentant–charms with tantalizing glimpses of her con games as she cheats her way from poverty into opulence.”
–Eva Stachniak, the author of The Winter Palace

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Parlor Games is "Sheer, Frenetic Fun."

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  • Parlor Games is not to be missed – loved it 🙂

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