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Black Rubber Dress: A Sam Jones Novel

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Staff Pick

Imagine Nancy Drew all grown up and with a taste for vodka and unsuitable men — not to mention a PVC dress and a mouth like a sailor — and you'll have some idea of what to expect from Lauren Henderson's Black Rubber Dress. Metal sculptor and amateur sleuth Sam Jones is sexy, hip, wickedly funny, and delightfully naughty. She's the bad girl we all wish we could be.
Recommended by Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books at PDX

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sexy, savvy sculptor-turned-sleuth Sam Jones attracts trouble like she does men. When her sculpture Thing III is unveiled at a swank reception in the atrium of a London bank, a dead body crashes the party. From there, events take a distinctly dangerous turn. Our rubber-clad heroine hardly suspects that in a few days she'll be embroiled in a hot affair with a BMW-driving, Kensington-dwelling stockbroker — the shame of it!

Forced to hang out with a pair of spoiled, anorexic rich girls and their unsavory entourage of "friends" as she unravels the facts behind the murder, Sam finds herself unwillingly pulled into a twisted world of drugs, blackmail, and trust funds — one that seems to spell disaster for high society's darlings. By the end of the week even the usually tough-as-nails Sam is running scared. She needs to get to the bottom of it all — before she turns up dead herself.

From Our Staff:

Black Rubber Dress is a little bit crime drama, a little bit "chick lit," and a whole lot of British humor. Lauren Henderson's writing is reminiscent of Nick Hornby — if Hornby got a sex change and started writing mysteries. The main character, Sam Jones, is an artist with horrid taste in men and a way of being at the wrong place at the right time. This novel is very funny, and a great choice for those who want a more cheeky chick lit.
Recommended by our staff at Powells.com

Review:

"Sam's wonderfully sardonic narrative serves as satiric commentary, especially as she and said hunk have their way with each other....A topnotch first novel." Library Journal

Review:

"The funkiest detective on the block." The Daily Mail

Review:

"We've always had the reprobate hero: this is the female counterpart who might eat him for breakfast." Mail on Sunday

Review:

"Positively effervescent whodunit featuring streetwise sculptress Sam Jones... Henderson storms through her novel with wit and assurance. British crime writing has a new star." Literary Review

Review:

"Henderson is the dominatrix of the British crime scene. More please." Time Out

About the Author

Lauren Henderson was born and raised in London and currently lives in New York City. The next Sam Jones novel, Pretty Boy, will be published by Three Rivers Press. Other Sam Jones novels available from Three Rivers Press: Freeze My Margarita, Strawberry Tattoo, Chained

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609804384
Subtitle:
A Sam Jones Novel
Author:
Henderson, Lauren
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
England
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women sculptors
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990525
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x .4 in .55 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Imagine Nancy Drew all grown up and with a taste for vodka and unsuitable men — not to mention a PVC dress and a mouth like a sailor — and you'll have some idea of what to expect from Lauren Henderson's Black Rubber Dress. Metal sculptor and amateur sleuth Sam Jones is sexy, hip, wickedly funny, and delightfully naughty. She's the bad girl we all wish we could be.

"Review" by , "Sam's wonderfully sardonic narrative serves as satiric commentary, especially as she and said hunk have their way with each other....A topnotch first novel."
"Review" by , "The funkiest detective on the block."
"Review" by , "We've always had the reprobate hero: this is the female counterpart who might eat him for breakfast."
"Review" by , "Positively effervescent whodunit featuring streetwise sculptress Sam Jones... Henderson storms through her novel with wit and assurance. British crime writing has a new star."
"Review" by , "Henderson is the dominatrix of the British crime scene. More please."
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