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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (277 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mabel Maney Narrator: Emily Beresford Publisher: Cleis Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Nurse Cherry Aimless's first vacation from her hectic career in a big-city hospital takes her to visit her spinster Aunt Gertrude in thrilling San Francisco. Wistfully trading her starched white cap and dress for a bright yellow poplin frock with a flared skirt, young Cherry takes to the highway, never imagining the gay adventures that await her. Imagine her surprise to learn that Aunt Gertrude has been kidnapped!

Armed only with the contents of her purse, and with the help of new chums Midge, Velma, and a dashing female police officer named Jackie, the plucky but innocent Cherry must save her aunt, find a gaggle of missing nuns, and stop an illegal land grab - all under the warm gaze of her hero, girl detective Nancy Clue. And when the queer caper has ended, will there be a chance for Nancy and Cherry?

Mabel Maney's camp classic The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse has been beloved by readers since it was first published in 1993. This sparkling parody of 1950s girl adventure stories will make you laugh out loud and long for a lemon Jell-O mold. Golly, it's a good time!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess | 2/10/2014

    " Another campy romp through 1950s girl-sleuthing with Cherry Aimless and Nancy Clue. While the gay stereotypes are all present and accounted for, the hilarious situations and dialogue is enough to keep you turing the pages. The meticulous descriptions of the clothes the characters wear, along with the penchant for the primary characters to creelingly ogle other women just adds spice to this quick, harmless read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/20/2014

    " The mystery in this book was pretty fantastical and out there, but that's what made it so 50s. It's not like any of those mysteries were really 'plausible', but they were always fun, and always campy. Just like in this book. It really feels like a book from that era, where what Nancy Drew (or in this case, Clue) was wearing was just as or even more important than what mystery she was actually solving. The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse also brought all that homoeroticism full circle and gave it a full spotlight. As if nobody could see all the tension between Nancy, Bess and George. :p "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debby | 1/19/2014

    " this is a really funny take-off of the Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sps | 1/5/2014

    " Charming. A classic parody (it got the details, tone, and structure right) with some swoony romance thrown in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mattie Deel | 12/30/2013

    " This book was awesome. It was a quick, juvenile book. Its like it was written for the youth but it's slightly twisted with affairs and theme. But, it was fun. I've given it to a couple people to read and have heard only good things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 12/24/2013

    " Hilarious send-up of Cherry Ames, Nancy Drew and every lesbian Harlequin-type romance all rolled into one delightfully twisted package. I laughed all the way through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/21/2013

    " Absurd, ever-so-proper and yet ridiculous fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis | 12/8/2013

    " I don't get it. Even AFTER she cuts all her hair off she's still constantly 'running her fingers through her unruly curls' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/2/2013

    " Well-written crime spoof although the joke wears thin by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vi | 12/2/2013

    " Fun fun fun! If you ever read serial fiction as a kid, you'll enjoy the Mabel Maney books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Center for Sex & Culture | 10/22/2013

    " Maney writes "The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse" in a campy sort of way without making the story super-predictable (a malady in mystery fiction). Get to know Cherry Aimless and you'll agree that nurses are not all that bad--things get more and more interesting as you follow the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 10/19/2013

    " A funny little lesbian romp. Probably would have been more amusing had I read any of the Nancy Drew books that this was parodying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red | 9/12/2013

    " fun, silly, sexy, exciting, and utterly immersible. I love the whole series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/14/2013

    " These Mabel Maney books just get better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamzen | 4/1/2013

    " This is hilarious, what a fun book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Putman | 3/10/2013

    " I have just restarted reading these three books with my wife. I love how cheeky they are in innocent yet slightly sexual in that girls first crush you make be blush kind of way. This book is an easy read and a wonderful change if you would like to get away from the day to day gay/lesbian book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 3/3/2013

    " A parody of two of my favorite series from my teen years. It was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/6/2013

    " Clever send-up of Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames books. I never read them but the Maney books are great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella | 1/16/2013

    " Funny, adorable, addicting. A little anti-climactic in the romance department but delightful in every aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/31/2012

    " I read this years ago and found it to be much in the era of the original Nancy Drew's. It's very tongue-in-cheek. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/14/2012

    " A great fun quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 8/30/2012

    " The style was so delightfully familiar from all my childhood Nancy Drew reading but with added super gayness--it was a great quick read to distract me from the stress of finishing college. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 6/15/2012

    " Another fun parody from Mabel Manly...one of the better ones. She is camp-o-liscious. "

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