Daughter of Robert and Claire Brooks, Kirsty was born 17 Dec 1971 in Whyalla. Her family moved to Adelaide when she was four years old. She went to the Wilderness School in Medindie. A freelance writer and editor, Kirsty Brooks has a BA (Journalism) from the University of Adelaide (1994) and an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from the Adelaide Institute of TAFE (1999) As well as being a full-time author, Kirsty is the director of Driftwood Manuscripts, an assessment and editing agency for writers. She has a Journalism Degree, an Advanced Diploma in Professional Writing and is Chair of the SA Writers' Centre. She has had two books shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award, Lady Luck in 2003 for Best First Crime Fiction Novel and The Vodka Dialogue in 2004 for Best Crime Fiction Novel.
When Cassidy Blair takes on another job as a sexual sleuth she never expects to end up in the back of the shaggin' wagon with former pop idol Jason Wilde, but with a feisty enthusiasm, a bit of luck and a grand's worth of quality lingerie, Cassidy's ready for anything.
Determined to prove her PI skills once and for all, Cassidy throws herself into more action that even her pet parrot can handle. But is she prepared for the mysterious, strangely attractive Ned Maxwell? Can she stop a man named Mince making mince-meat of her before she finds out whether tiger suits really are back in fashion? And when will gorgeous Sam Tasker remember Cassidy's phone number and explain the identity of the leggy brunette he's been seen with?
With a quick mind, a smart mouth and a gritted-teeth determination to pay off her credit card, Cassidy puts the punch into PI - and tries not to knock herself out.