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Smart and Charming
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Detective Biography

It would be highly unlikely for a girl from a Catholic family to leave Sicilia only to plunge head-first into the Big Apple, into life full of murders, shady characters, bars and cabarets, mysteries, intrigues, eavesdropping and lock-picking, and struggle to stay afloat… but so it happened.
Ivy Spini wasn’t your usual quiet Italian girl. She grew up reading The Maltese Falcon and Inspector Hanaud novels, much to the dismay of her family. She hung out with soldati of Cosa Nostra. She was not the toughest person, but was able to put her charm and smarts to good use. Surely enough, as soon as she was of age, she fled to New York. She had barely enough money to rent an office and black lace ups as the only item of any value.
Her first case had brought her a bit of cash and a ton of confidence. Since then, she’d taken on many mysteries. Most of those made some of the toughest coppers cringe, but Spini refused to give up.
Being a sleuth woman isn’t easy. Most cases would be suited for a man, someone akin to Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. Besides, the clients aren’t expecting to see a smiling brunette in the agency. Few are able to comprehend that silk hides steel.
One of her cases had an unusual side – it got her on the good side of Cosa Nostra. Since then, Ivy had been trying to uphold her relations with the Mafia of her country. After all, it brought extra cash.
She never missed her old life. After all, it was so boring compared to the fabulous NY. Ivy Spini had always insisted that a girl had to work for a living and that all her tedious work was only for a morsel of cash. She’d never admit that after all, it’s the pursuit and challenge that mattered.
Then, it was an unusual offer one can’t refuse. A letter in a mailbox. Her story for cash. Spini pondered for a moment – after all, it was one strange proposition – but in the end, she sat at her old Underwood, lit the day's first coffin nail and began typing: “It would be highly unlikely…”


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Arcanum Brthrhd:  Good(10)
Cosa Nostra:  Good(10)
Eastern Triads:  Poor(-3)
Circle of Light:  Poor(-3)
Green Hand:  Poor(-3)
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Arch Villains

Don Laszlo von Dreyst

Books Collected

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie

Secret Adversary
Agatha Christie

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Empty House
Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Hewitt, Investigator
Arthur Morrison

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allan Poe