Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Corpse Wore Pasties - Jonny Porkpie

 After reading a lot of Brit grit recently, I was looking for something a bit different, a freshener, and Jonny Porkpie - author, narrator and hero of his own book, as well as self-styled Burlesque Mayor of NYC - certainly delivered the goods in style.

When a burlesque performer drops dead on stage, Jonny's got a problem. Not only is it his show, but 50 witnesses saw him hand the girl the 'prop' that killed her. With the cops not looking any further than him for a suspect, he's going down if he can't uncover the murderer before Officer Brooklyn and Officer Bronx pin some damning evidence on him. Trouble is all 5 girls in the show and a number of others had both motive and opportunity.

In some ways this is an old-fashioned murder mystery, with Jonny interviewing the suspects in turn and sorting out just who could and would have done away with the dead girl. But with larger than life characters and set against the sleazier side of the Big Apple, The Corpse Wore Pasties turns into a killer romp through New York City. Its tongue is kept firmly in cheek, while cheeks grind furiously into the New York night. Like burlesque, it is a little bit dark, very sexy, and often hilarious.

More from Jonny Porkpie here:  http://www.jonnyporkpie.com/

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