Don't Call Me Baby

Rated 4.91/5 based on 22 reviews
Lola Hussey, 24 years old, no boyfriend, still living with her mum on a London housing estate and stuck in a going nowhere job in a third rate Private Investigation Agency. Life had to get better surely? When Derek Lewis, rich Australian playboy, is found dead after falling from the roof of his office in salacious circumstances, Lola's opportunity to flex her investigative muscles had begun. More
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Words: 79,450
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301398041
About Betty Byers

A long time native of London I now live and work in Singapore with my zoo of pets. Some would say I ran away from high tax and gloomy weather. I would say their powers of deduction might well be accurate. But you know low tax, low crime and hot weather every day can make a woman yearn for the edginess and excitement of London enough to bring it to life in the written word.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the imagination flourish.

Betty Byers is not just my pen name but was my mum’s name and I use it in tribute and memory to a woman who gave me my love of books.

Also in Series: Lola Hussey Mysteries

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Review by: Turja on March 02, 2015 :
Honestly, I have no idea why the reviews are so good. Yes, the plot is well designed but it was not as well written as a 5 star rating should be. I've read many suspense books and this is not nearly as exquisite as those. This is fun to read and has the air of mystery but nothing that makes you want to read on and on. I expected better seeing the reviews but oh well. And there were many religions which just got annoying. Like "million and one times".
But good, nonetheless.
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Review by: Jennifer Dixon on May 05, 2014 :
Lola was definitely cool to read.
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Review by: Norman Howard on Jan. 03, 2014 :
I have just read "Don't Call Me Baby" and found it to be a book I could not put down. I was enthralled by the story line, and the plot had me guessing right to the very end. I am looking forward to reading "Lola's" further adventures. Thanks so much, Betty!!
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Review by: Stan Adelman on Dec. 22, 2013 :
Once in a while I encounter a book I just can't put down. This was one of them. The characters are well drawn, the actions flow logically, and the characters themselves are extremely interesting. The mystery itself is also interesting and unique. If you don't believe me, download the free 20% and see if you don't get hooked!
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Review by: C. M. Okonkwo on Dec. 20, 2013 :
It was an interesting read. Nice characters, nice stories, nice everything. Enjoyed it. I'm already sampling the next one, looking good!
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Review by: Addy on Nov. 18, 2013 :
I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. Read it in one sitting. The story plot is original and it’s fill with suspense, true romance and so many twist and turns. The prose is well written, the dialogues are superb and I like the way the author handles the character. I love how real and believable the characters are, especially Lola. For those who love mystery and suspense and those who demand imaginative and excellent writing, characters that come alive as soon as they are introduced, original story plot, Don’t call me baby is the book you’re looking for. I recommend this book for lovers of mystery/PI and anyone looking for something good to read.
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Review by: akhrie zh on Oct. 22, 2013 :
the ending is unexpected. Jus love it. Great work. Looking forward for more of Lola
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Review by: akhrie zh on Oct. 22, 2013 : (no rating)
great read. Lola, love her character and her life too. Which girl won't like to be in her shoe! Joe n Julian....can't decide whom to choose. But ofcourse who would not fall for a character like Joe. He is a girl's guy.
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Review by: Ian Macdonald on Oct. 20, 2013 :
I really enjoyed reading this book, I couldn't put it down. The characters jumped right off the page and her descriptive talent is excellent. The plot line was very well developed and the characters were totally believable. This young lady has talent and if you are a fan of this genre she is definitely worth reading. I was not disappointed and I am sure you won't be either. Keep up the good work, Betty, excellent job.
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Review by: Voicu Mihnea Simandan on Oct. 02, 2013 :
In a world where everyone talks about women’s emancipation, where we see more and more female presidents and prime ministers, it’s good to see that contemporary writers are also able to write engaging and funny fiction with strong female characters that might just be your next-door neighbour. The thing is that Lola Hussey, the main character in Betty Byres’ book, is not an extraordinary woman with extraordinary powers, ready to save the world. Instead, Lola can be any one of the millions of women out there, ready to take on the world, not afraid to speak up their mind and fulfill their fantasies.
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Review by: Etruscan on Sep. 14, 2013 :
I enjoyed the first book. The right combination of humor, suspense and romance. When I finished it I hoped Lola story would not be over.
Now another book dealing with Lola has just come out. If it is as good as Lola's first adventure it will be a very good ride.
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Review by: Marea Sweeten on Aug. 25, 2013 :
Beautifully written & compelling with mystery, laughs, tears & true romance ~ highly recommended! I hope to read everything Betty Byers will share.
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Review by: Kechell Jackson on Aug. 24, 2013 :
This is a very nice read. It is well written with a main character that you can not help but to get attached to. The characters are well developed and fill greatly into the story line. The vivid details allows the reader to play the movie in their head. There is an expected twist at the end that could not have been foreseen. The book is a mixture of romance and detective making it the ultimate page turner. This is the first book written by Ms. Byers and hopefully not the last. I highly recommend this book.
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Review by: jason De’ France on Aug. 14, 2013 :
A classy and wonderful blend of all the variables we so often ask life for, romance, humor and mystery, as the author of this book so beautifully delivered. Totally worth my time I found myself wanting more as this awesome story captivated me from start to finish, I couldn't go to sleep until I finished it all. The author laid it all out in this brilliant piece of writing, it was humorous and captivating in the perfect package. Quite a gem to read and I do recommend this book to anyone looking to dive into a seriously good book.
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Review by: ripah ripah on Aug. 14, 2013 :
Ok, so I have to admit that I fell in love with the character of Lola, all because of the brilliant writing which was delivered by the author. Many writers try to create masterpieces and fall short but this is a definite exception. I do lift my hat to the author for creating such a captivating story where the main characters have been perfectly developed and importantly not overdone. The way the author has delivered this beautiful story has shown her true artistic ability as she created this natural and easy to read book. Awesome read.
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Review by: Kerrie Hudson on Aug. 09, 2013 :
A wonderful blend of mystery, humor and romance to make an enjoyable read. Did not put it down until it was finished and laughed out loud more than once, always a great sign.
Can not wait until the next book is out...
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Review by: Charlotte Hargreavees on Aug. 09, 2013 :
Loved this book from the first to last word. Was really sad to finish it. Want to know more about Lola. The book is the ideal escape read. Am a huge fan of crime books and Don't Call Me Baby is up there with the best. Congrats to the author for a briliant first book. Can't wait for the next book.
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Review by: Dlh on Aug. 07, 2013 :
I love when I find a book I really enjoy and that was free. The author does a great job combining romance, mystery and the life of Lola, who is socially awkward and still living at home. All this in an easy to read book with a surprise ending.

Even more impressive, this is the first published book by Betty Byers. Normally first books (especially free ones) are laden with editing errors. This is most definitely not the case. If there were any, they were inconsequential. Looking forward to reading more.
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Review by: Erica Lucas on Aug. 06, 2013 :
I enjoyed “Don’t Call Me Baby” from the first page to the last, and it’s rare I find a book that both makes me smile and is a page-turner. Our heroine, Lola Hussey, lives with her mother, dejected that she can’t find a good job after college. She ends up as an assistant in a private investigator’s office and bumbles her way into a promotion. Her first job? To pose as a secretary at a corporation, investigating the death of Derek Lewis, a rich Australian who fell to his death under what the police insisted was an accident—but that his mother says is more suspicious.

She partners with the very handsome and serious Julian, who she’s immediately drawn to, but she also finds herself pulled to the “office Romeo,” Joe Junior. Both Julian and Joe aren’t exactly who they seem, and as Lola gets more deeply involved in the case she’s plunged into a mystery with a shocking twist of a conclusion—one that I definitely didn’t see coming.

As I said, I really liked this book—it reminded me of a British Stephanie Plum novel. Lola is spunky and funny; many of her observations and the situations in which she finds herself made me laugh out loud. Julian and Joe are also both sexy and appealing, and the supporting characters are well-drawn and memorable. “Don’t Cry Me Baby” is a good mix of suspense and humor; I would recommend it to readers who enjoy mysteries, thrillers, and romance.
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Review by: R. Coker on Aug. 06, 2013 :
Fun, witty and charming. "Don't Call Me Baby" is a story about Lola, a spunky burgeoning private investigator who gets the opportunity to investigate the death of a rich playboy who died under mysterious circumstances. Her adventure doesn't stop at being a PI either, she's got the attention of two gorgeous men who just might turn her so-so live life into a free for all.

Ms. Byers writes in a way that draws in the reader and makes you laugh, gasp in shock and giggle like a schoolgirl in equal turn. This fun and lighthearted adventure is a must-read for anyone who likes a strong, quirky and witty female protagonist.
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Review by: Jane Lavuire on Aug. 04, 2013 :
A perfectly articulated book that stays captivating from start to finish. The author has a distinct and powerful way of expressing the story through a mix of mystery and suspense, giving the reader just enough detail in a scene to leave them wondering what is going to happen next, and I must say that it doesn’t always turn out how you think it might. The plot of the story itself is very unique, much unlike anything I have read before – it’s evident that a lot of thought and time have gone into making this book the best it can possibly be. The characters themselves all fit really well into the overall story, they have enough detail that they seem like-like but at the same time not over the top. They each are all very original and are significant to the story in their own special way.

Overall it’s definitely one of the best books that I have read all year, I highly recommend it for anyone looking for something that’s refreshingly new
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Review by: David Bradshaw on Aug. 04, 2013 :
This book should appeal to a lot of different readers because it crosses genres quite nicely. Its a crossover between a realistic and gritty contemporary romance and a detective mystery.

If you love a cynical young woman who solves mystery, and who just might get some romance - this has it all.

It's got the young woman stuck in her job - but that job is as a private investigator. It's got some love, danger, murder, and all sorts of neat surprises. I think it was well written and engaging.
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Review by: Amaranth louise on Aug. 03, 2013 :
Loved it! A perfect book for light reading and getting your mind off the real world.
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