Description - Thrill City by Leigh Redhead
Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper, sleuth and bad girl, is back in business - and before she has time to crack a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the opening of her very own detective agency, she's up to her neck in lethal fun and games. It all starts off quite innocently, when a best-selling crime novelist, Nick Austin, wants to follow her around for a few days as background research for his next novel. But the day after he, his ex-wife and her new lover all appear on the same panel at a writers festival, his ex-wife is found brutally murdered and Nick disappears, leaving Simone with more trouble than she can handle. While she can take murderous bikies, desperate publishers, poetry slams and a crystal meth-addicted psycho killer with literary ambitions in her stride, Simone is also juggling her very pregnant and possibly hormonally unbalanced best friend, Chloe; her ongoing attraction to ex-cop, Alex; and her boyfriend, Sean, who wants her to give up her agency and move to Vietnam.All up, life is complicated - not to mention the fact that she's facing the toughest, most dangerous case of her career.'Witty, quite brilliant.' Weekend Australian
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(199mm x 130mm x 32mm)
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Author Biography - Leigh Redhead
Born in Adelaide in 1971, Leigh Redhead burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2004 with Peepshow, which introduced the trouble-finding, fun-loving, ex-stripper, PI Simone Kirsch, to readers. Simone made her next appearance in Rubdown (2005), followed by Cherry Pie (2007). Leigh was nominated as one of The Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists in 2005 and 2006, and also won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Reader's Choice Award in 2005 and 2006.