PEEPSHOW - Leigh Redhead

Reviewed By
Karen Chisholm

Simone Kirsh (aka Vivien Leigh) has an interesting job history - ex prawn trawler hand and working as a stripper for starters. Simone is determined to change things though, so even as she's still working in peepshows and as a stripper she's finished her Private Investigator's Course; has her ID and she's working to get her best friend and fellow stripper Chloe out of a big lot of trouble. Francesco Parisi's been brutally killed and Simone find herself undercover at his table top dancing venue, The Red Room. She has to find out why the police think her friend Chloe killed Parisi and why his brother seems to be convinced that even if she didn't, Simone will work out who did because he is holding Chloe hostage. Now Simone can look after herself and despite having to deal with some seriously weird fellow strippers; corrupt cops and her own rather frantic attraction to rockabilly guitarists, she finds herself in some very sticky situations. Fans of series like Lauren Henderson's Sam Jones and even to some extent Liz Evan's Grace Smith books will find some similarities here. The story is a a big romp through the world of strippers, drugs and the Melbourne sex industry. There are some moments of high camp humour and some very steamy sex scenes. More sexually explicit than the comparison books and with frequent and detailed depictions of the drug scene, this was a good witty book which was very enjoyable.

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A sassy, sexy and very funny novel introducing Simone Kirsch aka Vivien Leigh, stripper and PI, who is determined to find the real killer of strip club owner, Frank Parisi.

Simone Kirsch aka Vivien Leigh is sexy, funny and intelligent. And she needs it all as she goes undercover, stripping at the table dancing club, The Red Room, to find out who killed the sleazy owner, Francesco 'Frank' Parisi.

It's the only way to get her best friend Chloe back from Frank's underworld brother Sal who says he'll kill her unless Simone can come up with the real murderer.

After graduating top of her private investigators course and working in a peepshow, Simone has a few tricks up her sleeve . . . and she's never been afraid of getting herself into sticky situations. But now she's tangling with the city's most corrupt cop, some crazy strippers and a rockabilly band called Las Vegas Grind.

A criminally witty romp on the sexy side of the mean streets.

Review PEEPSHOW - Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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