“Like the sexy derriere of its diva-femme protagonist Velvet Erickson, Blind Curves moves engagingly and with purpose. This clever and witty tale will appeal to mystery lovers and anyone who loves a game of cat and mouse. ~ Diana Cage, managing editor, Velvetpark magazine and author of Girl Meets Girl: A Dating Survival Guide
“Funny and fantastic whirl through a world of women as smart, savvy and sexy as we’d all like to be. The Blind Eye detective agency goes up against the murder of Rosemary Finney, the lesbian publishing magnate whom everyone loves to hate – especially her ex-lovers. Finney, with her “ineffectual degrees in philosophy and women’s studies” has created difficulty for every in-dyke in San Francisco, including, after her death, the luscious femme-grrrl reporter Velvet Erickson, who is arrested for the murder but gets 48 hours reprieve to clear her name. The two days bring a blitz of information and misinformation, mixed with dirty martinis and knee-trembling trysts. Cruising around the Bay Area following the sharp curves of plot, readers pick up delicious details of many subcultures—from Hollywood closets to New Orleans cops, from the psychology of losing vision to the fun of blind flirtation. The conflicting clues are filtered through the perspectives of the sophisticated, Japanese detective, Yoshi, and from the wheelchair of her apparently hapless assistant, ex-detective Bud. Only two questions remain: why can’t life be like this? And, when’s the next book? ~ Gillian Kendall, author of Mr. Ding’s Chicken Feet
“The Anderson-Minshalls have come up with a winner! With engrossing characters and an intricately planned plot, this first of a promised series of Blind Eye mysteries is not your average whodunit. Their intimate knowledge of the San Francisco Bay area, women’s magazines, various disabilities and local protective services provide a richness beyond the scope of most mystery writers. Lots of romantic and sexual tension, career moves and the promise of medical miracles make me what to know not just who the killer is, but what happens next in these decidedly femme and butch characters’ lives.” ~ Lee Lynch, author of Sweet Creek
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