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The Corpse Wore Pasties (Hard Case Crime)

When a burlesque dancer dies onstage during a show, the show?s MC investigates, delving deep into the seedy and seductive world of bump-and-grind. This description may be from another edition of this product.


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It's Burlesque

As a member of the burlesque community that serves as the setting for this book, I can honestly (and in spite of my bias!) say that this is an authentic peek behind the scenes at the world of pasties and puns. The tone and the language roll like the script of an old burlesque number updated for current sensibilities--with retro flair, but still fresh and fun. It's a perfect mystery for an airplane or beach read!

A really fun ride, courtsey of Jonny Porkpie

If you're a burlesque performer, or a follower of the scene, you'll love this book for its behind the scenes look and its inside jokes....but fear not! If you're not a performer or don't follow the scene, the entertaining world of this book will not be lost on you! Witty dialogue, brightly drawn characters, and a plot that takes you down a winding road until the final surprise, "The Corpse Wore Pasties" is a fun, easy read that will keep you guessing till the end.....and leave you wanting more (as any great burlesque performer is want to do )! I highly recommend it.

Like a burlesque show in your very own living room!

As a recent addition to the 'accidental detective' genre, "The Corpse Wore Pasties" is a thoroughly enjoyable read. With tongue firmly in cheek, Jonny Porkpie introduces readers to the colorful world of New York City burlesque - a world he knows as intimately as the city itself. The playful and self-mocking tone is delightfully readable, and the pace - breathless without being exhausting - makes this satisfying novel the literary equivalent of one of Porkpie's downtown burlesque shows: saucy, smart, insouciant and above all, fun.

Fun & Sexy!

A fun, fast-paced caper with colorful characters set in the sexy world of New York Burlesque. Jonny Porkpie brings an insider's view, a quick wit and a way with double entendre. Perfect beach or subway read.

Porkpie Does it Again! For the First Time!!!

Grab the book, go get an apple or some popcorn, and settle into a big, comfy armchair for an enjoyable 3 or 4 hours because if you're like me, once you pick it up, you'll be sorely tempted to finish it in the same sitting. Porkpie takes the classic American crime novel seriously enough to write one, but not so seriously that he doesn't subject it (and the readers, do our delight) to a series of high-spirited and low-brow puns and double-entendres. Titillating without being inappropriate, this book really would make a fine present for any lover of Chandler, Hammett, Stout, and Christie.
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