The G-String Murders

The G-String Murders

Gypsy Rose Lee
  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £3.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781910192504
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192511

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Narrating the twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Gypsy Rose Lee, the queen of the striptease, provides a tantalising glimpse into the underworld of burlesque theatre in 1940s America.

When one performer is found strangled with a G-string, no one is above suspicion. A host of clueless coppers face off against the theatre’s tough-talking guys and dolls, and when a second murder occurs, it’s clear that Gypsy and her cohorts will have to crack the case themselves.

A dazzling and wisecracking murder mystery noir that was the basis of the 1943 film Lady of Burlesque, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

REVIEWS OF The G-String Murders

"Recommended for the readers who feel better when their eyebrows are raised.” –
 The New Yorker

“A lurid, witty and highly competent detective story ... Rich showbusiness vocabulary and stage-door gags make her book almost a social document. The G-String Murders build up to a hair-raising climax.” –
 
Time magazine.

“[Lee’s] novel is a rich and lusty job, brimming over with infectious vitality and a hilarious jargon of her own.” – Life