A Gripping Crime Thriller
Becky Wilson is dating Ray Diamond, legendary stripper and renowned bad boy. She goes backstage to see him during a show with friends and disappears.
When a woman’s body is found behind the club, DI Alex Peachey and his team are called in to find out who killed Becky. But with his home life in turmoil, delving into the adult entertainment industry is the last thing he needs, especially with a case as complex as a spider’s web. But due to his colleague’s sudden illness he doesn’t have a choice.
Ray Diamond claims he’s being framed. His complete disregard for others means there are a lot of people who would love to see him fall from his pedestal. The question is, does anyone hate him enough to push him? And will DI Peachey be able to prove him culpable of murder before he strikes again?
We enter the world of the drag queen when Becky Wilson goes missing after she has been backstage to see Ray Diamond who she has been dating. Ray has a reputation with regard to the women who follow his drag act. He’s quite the charmer. His reputation with his fellow drag artists isn’t quite so good.
When a woman’s body is discovered behind the club we are drawn into a complex case. Who is she? Will D I Peachy, called in from leave when a colleague is taken ill, be able to find out who she is and, crucially, who murdered her?
Not everything is as it initially seems as D I Peachy and the team follow various leads will they be able to catch the actual killer before they strike again?
This is a really good first book by Ann Bloxwich which brings a refreshing perspective to the crime fiction genre. With humour and a cast full of wonderful characters Bloxwich has written a story which is dark, funny and, as a result, is an absolute gem of a book.
I’m very much looking forward to the next.
Thanks: I received an eARC from the publisher as I subscribe to their newsletter. Since doing this I have received emails inviting me to read in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and no payment has been received.
Well that’s my fifth read done! Yes, I’ve already strayed again from my very loose list but Cathy’s rules allow it which is why I love this challenge so much.
Author: In her own words: Ann is a short, tattooed, married mother of four grown-up children. Her passions include books, cats and rock music. She started writing around ten years ago, but struggled until she discovered a crime writing workshop, called Crime and Publishment, established by author, Graham Smith, in Gretna Green. The support and encouragement she received from her peers, on the course, was fantastic and it prompted her to move with her family from the West Midlands to Scotland, so she could concentrate on her writing. She has had short stories published in two anthologies, titled Happily Never After and Wish You Weren’t Here, with all profits going to local charities.
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