An “offbeat legal procedural/whodunit” in the Cape Island mystery series set in Provincetown that “fans of Jonathan Ames’s The Extra Man and other gending-bending fiction” (Publishers Weekly) will find intriguing.
Luang kho ngu hao. Now I put my hand in the cobra’s throat.
Tuki Aparecio did not kill her lover. She did not burn down the Painted Lady—at least, not with fire. Tuki lit up the stage nightly, with her hair in braids and her glorious costumes; glittering, smoldering, singing her heart out for an audience who loved her. She brought the house down with her performances. But she’s innocent of murder, innocent of arson.
How can Michael DeCastro possibly hope to defend this beautiful drag queen, who brings with her a whole pack of nasty little secrets, straight from Bangkok’s notorious tenderloin district? She speaks in aphorisms, the wisdom of the Buddha combined with the lyrics of Whitney Houston. She is fascinating. And Michael can’t let her go to jail.