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Champagne corks, drag, politics, tattoos, doctors and drama

  • Jul 19, 2010
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+5
I thought this book was even better than the first in the serious. It starts out with a bang, literally, as a champagne cork is sent flying into the face of a drag queen. Brett is in the audience and has to start unraveling a tangled mix of politics, drag and, of course, the requisite tattoo. She also scores big in one of the casinos and gets drawn deeper into the mystery. There's a romantic element here, too, with a twist (Brett gets to tattoo him!), and Olson keeps us guessing about who the bad guys are extremely well, complete with Facebook and the possibility of tattoo removal.

With one of her staff on the lam and a possible suspect, there is even more incentive for Brett to get to the bottom of it. As other reviewers have said, there is a lot going on here but to me that's what made this such a fast read, and I like that we get a glimpse into the life of a tattoo artist (well, more than one, with her rival tattooist playing a role once again) but also when it comes to solving the mystery. I'm looking forward to the remaining books in the series.

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Murder in the city of sin...

Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of Vegas's hottest tattoo shop, The Painted Lady. And in her spare time, she does some sleuthing. After Brett and company ink Sin City's newest drag queens, they're invited to opening night at the strip's glamorous Nylon and Tattoos show-which ends in disaster when a stranger with a Queen of Hearts tattoo fatally injures Britney Brassieres with a champagne cork. And when another drag queen is found poisoned, it looks like someone's targeting Vegas's fabulous femmes...
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ISBN-10: 0451229622
ISBN-13: 978-0451229625
Author: Karen E. Olson
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Signet
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