Blue Murder at the Pink Parrot by Ruth Ramsden

Blue Murder at the Pink Parrot

Ruth Ramsden

JJ, a failed artist but very successful dominatrix, leads a full-on cast of characters - gangsters, rich dilettantes, accountants, postmen, wannabe movie stars - and producers - on a riotous mystery tour. I found the author's gently delivered observations on the lives of JJ's transvestite and transgender clients a real and unexpected bonus.

Extract

'No, no, no.' I said under the noise. I am stuck in a fetish club with a half-naked ex-con, a woman who wants to frame me for murder, and my stalker who has evidently prepared himself to defend Waco. I was not going to sit in a cage and hope someone would feed me a banana.

Parallels
  • The Prophet Murders by Mehmet Murad Somer
  • The Back Passage by James Lear
  • Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen

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