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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Naiad Pr (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562800272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562800277
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,294,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

In her fifth appearance, Det. Insp. Carol Ashton investigates the death of Collis Raeburn, "Australia's Pavarotti." Found in a Sydney hotel room, Collis appears to have committed suicide, but to Carol his death "looks staged." Suspects are copious: Kenneth Raeburn, Collis's father and manager, denies that his son was HIV-positive, despite evidence to the contrary. Collis's sister, Nicole, was fiercely--perhaps incestuously--devoted to him. The singer's life befitted grand opera: he had contentious relationships (on and off stage) with sopranos Alanna Brooks and Corinne Jawalski; he may have been about to bail out of a new opera composed by Graeme Welton and produced by Edward Livingston; and he doomed rival tenor Lloyd Clancy to second place. It is doubly tough for Carol to sort through Collis's life when her own is on the rocks: her lover, Sybil Quade, has moved out, and an anonymous caller is threatening to expose Carol as a lesbian. Still, with the able assistance of Det. Sgt. Mark Bourke and Cons. Anne Newsome, Carol works her way through the lies and smokescreens McNab ( Cop Out ) sends up in her path in this well-constructed mystery.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Transplanted Aussie Claire McNab moved to Los Angeles more than a decade ago. As a stranger, she found living in America at times startling and puzzling, but often delightful. She has taken these experiences and woven them into her Kylie Kendall comedic mystery series. Kylie arrives direct from the outback of Australia determined to become an LA private eye. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa24c1258) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa24c7084) out of 5 stars Good one in a fun to read series. May 25 2012
By A. Brink - Published on
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend the whole series because they are really fun and unique. The main character is a lesbian woman detective named Carol Ashton. She goes through many different cases and a few different women too.
If you want to have a fun time this summer, get this series from the beginning (they are all numbered) and read them all. I love it and have fond memories of reading each one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa24c77c8) out of 5 stars Another good read Jan. 24 2015
By VelvetLounger - Published on
Format: Paperback
Another winner from Claire McNab. the time we are in the world of Opera where a world renowned Tenor supposedly killes himself.. but Carol Ashton isn't convinced. This is more sympathetic than many of the others, maybe because it touches on a serious subject for a LGBT writer. Still light and easy reading but well handled non-the less.