This encore performance by the author of The G-String Murders is simply "one of the greatest mysteries ever written" (Philadelphia Daily News). It's supposed to be a quiet honeymoon getaway for celebrated stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and Biff Brannigan, ex-comic and ex-Casanova of the Burly Q circuit, settled as they are in a cozy trailer built for two. If you don't count Gypsy's overbearing mother, a monkey act, and Gee Gee, a.k.a. the Platinum Panic. Not to mention the best man found shot to death in the bathtub. Strippers are used to ballyhoo, but this time it's murder. Leave it to Gypsy and her latest scandal to draw a crowd: Biff's burnt-out ex-flame, a sleazy dive owner with a Ziegfeld complex, a bus-and-truck circus troupe, and a local Texas sheriff randy for celebrities. But when another corpse turns up with a knife in his back, Gypsy fears that some rube is dead set on pulling the curtain on her bump and grind. She's been in the biz long enough to know this ghastly mess is just a tease of things to come.
by Craig Rice
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