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(Simone Kirsch #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Simone Kirsch, P.I. has given up stripping and is trying to be straight. But she can never stay straight for long. Simone is hired by prominent lawyer Emery Wade, to find his wayward daughter Tamara. She's been taking drugs and working in the sex industry and Daddy fears a scandal that will affect not just his reputation, but that of her AFL-hotshot brother and his soap-st ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2007 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 1st 2005)
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I'm gonna make this brief.

This series is not for me.

It's so freaking kinky. Is 'erotic crime' a genre? Coz that's what this is.

Here's the essential formula:

Kinky stuff -> Drinking and Smoking -> Shower -> kinky stuff in order to get clues -> Drinking and Smoking -> Shower -> Kinky stuff -> REPEAT.


I actually really like the Melbourne setting but even that was a bit overdone - I'm pretty sure people who don't know Melbourne
Sep 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Simone Kirsch has dropped the adult industry to devote her time and resources into becoming a fully fledged PI. In 'Rubdown', Kirsch is sought out by an elderly gentlemen to investigate the murder/suicide of a massage parlor employee Tamara. As facts come to light, Kirsch soon learns Tamara is the adopted child of the wealthy lawyer Emery Wade and sister to AFL star Blaine - complicating matters further is a missing transvestite, a sex worker smuggling ring, and underworld bosses. Much like 'Pee ...more
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: australian, crime
Simone Kirsch is a Stripper (exotic dancer) turned Private Investigator working the fringe of Melbourne constantly, it would seem, in and around the sex industry.

In RUBDOWN Simone and her new PI boss Tony are called in to look for the daughter of a well-known, respectable barrister. His daughter seems to have got caught up in drugs and the sex industry herself. When she commits suicide whilst Simone is supposedly watching her from outside the flat, things start to get a lot more complicated than
Jennifer (JC-S)
‘I walked up to the brothel and rang the bell, smoothed my hair and looked around.’

Simone Kirsch has given up stripping, and is trying to concentrate on being a private investigator. But then she’s hired by Emery Wade, a prominent lawyer, to try to find his daughter Tamara. Emery Wade is concerned: Tamara has been taking drugs and working in the sex industry. Any scandal will affect Wade’s reputation, as well as that of his son (an AFL star) and his soap-star fiancée. Simone finds Tamara dead. T
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Sex, drugs and rock and roll - what more could you want? Simone Kirsch, stripper, private investigator, alcoholic and nymphomaniac. A race against time to catch a killer, a hot new boyfriend, an uncontrollable urge to flirt with cops and a desperate cheese single fetish round out this action packed novel.
Lara Seven
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Australian chick-lit mystery featuring ex-stripper PI. okay but not exceptional. Full of unfamiliar Aussie slang, so at least I learned something from it.
Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
2.5 stars

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4.5 même si je ne suis pas d'accord du tout avec la fin !! Nan mé !!
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Leigh Redhead, born 18 November 1971, in Adelaide, South Australia is an Australian mystery writer.

She is best known as the creator of the character Simone Kirsch, a stripper who leaves the sex industry to become a private investigator. Redhead drew upon her own experiences as a stripper in creating the character.

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