The Granite Moth: A Novel

Pegasus Books
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“This new PI has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character.”—The New York Times Book Review (on The Red Chameleon) It begins with a bang: Kathleen Stone is watching her friend Dolly and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot’s owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit.

Meanwhile, Kat has not given up on her quest to bring gangster Salvatore Magrelli to justice and once more dons a disguise to infiltrate The Skyview, an exclusive club run by his wife, Eva. When she watches the club’s poker dealer drop dead during a high-stakes game, she decides to look into his death as well. Upon discovering that he was also gay, she suspects that this murder could be a hate crime connected to the parade explosion.

However, as Kat digs deeper, she realizes that the truth is much more complicated and the real villains are much more difficult to spot.

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About the author

Erica Wright is a senior editor at Guernica Magazine. Her first novel featuring P. I. Kathleen Stone, The Red Chameleon, was published by Pegasus Books in 2014. Erica lives in Florida.

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Publisher
Pegasus Books
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Published on
Nov 15, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781605988948
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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