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Biagi Rights
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Pegasus Crime (2014-04)
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Final Pages
Original language
English
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Crime & mystery fiction
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THE RED CHAMELEON

by Wright, Erica

Erica Wright introduces an utterly unforgettable and non-traditional female protagonist with a very fresh voice that will stand out in the crime/mystery genre.

As an ace private investigator, Kathleen Stone relies on her special ability to blend into the background. Aided by her street-smart drag queen friend, the best Russian wigmaker in New York City, and a beautiful Indian assistant impossibly full of wile and guile, Kathleen feels confident that her camouflage is up to snuff. But when a cheating spouse she’s been trailing ends up dead under suspicious circumstances, she fears that someone she angered in her past job—busting gangs and drug dealers as an undercover cop—has seen through her disguises. Now she must work with her former colleagues in the NYPD to solve the case before she’s the next victim.

THE RED CHAMELEON is the first in a planned series featuring Kathleen and her team of colorful characters.Kathleen's dry humor will appeal massively to female mystery readers. And, as the editor of Guernica magazine, Erica Wright is well-connected in the arts & literary worlds. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, New Orleans Review, and Paste, among other publications. She attended NYU, where she won the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia.

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Comments

The hairpieces are an original touch and smartly supported by Kathleen’s close relationships with her Brighton Beach wigmaker, a cranky Russian artiste named Vondya Vasiliev. But this new P.I. has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character.

Review: New York Times Sunday Book Review

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