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"This new PI has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character."--The New York Times Book Review (on The Red Chameleon)

It begins with a bang: Kathleen Stone is watching her friend Dolly and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot's owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit.

Meanwhile, Kat has not given up on her quest to bring gangster Salvatore Magrelli to justice and once more dons a disguise to infiltrate The Skyview, an exclusive club run by his wife, Eva. When she watches the club's poker dealer drop dead during a high-stakes game, she decides to look into his death as well. Upon discovering that he was also gay, she suspects that this murder could be a hate crime connected to the parade explosion.

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Erica Wright

Erica Wright's latest book is THE GRANITE MOTH (Pegasus) . Her debut crime novel THE RED CHAMELEON (Pegasus) was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014 and was called "riveting" by Publishers Weekly. She is also the author of the poetry collections INSTRUCTIONS FOR KILLING THE JACKAL (Black Lawrence Press) and ALL THE BAYOU STORIES END WITH DROWNED (forthcoming in June 2017) . Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Spinning Jenny, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books. Her interest in crime writing began while teaching at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and she has also taught at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University's continuing studies program.

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