Sticky Fingers: A Tess Camillo Mystery (an Alyson Mystery)
Author : Morgan Hunt
Publisher : Alyson Books
Published Year : 2007
Edition : 1
Format : Print - Paperback, 224 pages
Subject : Lesbians, Lesbians--Fiction, Breast--Cancer--Patients, Breast--Cancer--Patients--Fiction, 813.6
Language : English
Dimensions : 209 P. ; 21 Cm.
ISBN : 1593500033
ISBN13 : 9781593500030
Shortly after amateur sleuth Tess Camillo discovers a rattlesnake under the bed of her San Diego home, another lesbian is killed with a snake. Police worry that they have a herpetophile serial killer on their hands. Neither Tess nor the police make much progress until a psychic contacts Tess, offering clues. With curiosity, humor and chutzpah, Tess confronts a rapist who raises rattlers, a nurse who fishes with strange bait, and a well-endowed scarecrow before she solves the case. Along the way she must face a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy. Breezily written, but with a rare, emotional undercurrent, this is the debut of a true new mystery star.
A Jersey native, Morgan Hunt’s stint in the Navy brought her to San Diego, where she lived for 27 years. Now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, this cancer and mastectomy survivor is at work on the next book in the series. Visit the award-winning www.morganhuntbooks.com for more information.