Fingerprints and Facelifts: An L.A. Dolls Mystery

Fingerprints and Facelifts: An L.A. Dolls Mystery

by Rick Copp
     
 

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Publishers Weekly

Full of retro-fab fun, this smokin' first in a new series from Copp (The Actor's Guide to Greed) introduces the L.A. Dolls, three gutsy (and still very hot) retired female PIs. For seven years in the '80s, the Dolls made Charlie's Angels look like mere pussycats. Their lives have taken divergent paths since: tough Dani Mendez is now San Francisco's assistant chief of police; sweet Claire Walker-Corley is a happy suburban wife and mom; and glamorous Tess Monahan-Cardoza is a wealthy widow. Then drug kingpin Benito Coronel is released from prison; Claire's son, Zak, is attacked after a bachelor party; Dani's PI son, Bowie, barely escapes a bullet during a routine investigation; and Tess's stepdaughter, Bianca, is almost kidnapped. The L.A. Dolls must set aside their differences and reunite to protect their kids and put Coronel back behind bars. Copp's thrill-a-minute pacing, vibrant style and likable characters make an unbeatable team. (July)

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Three aging but beautiful ex-detectives reunite when a menace from their past threatens their children. The night before his wedding, a lap dancer lures Zak Corley into a hotel room where two men beat him senseless. Someone takes a potshot at Bowie Lassiter as he tracks a philandering husband on a lake in Xochimilco. Two thugs try to hustle Bianca Cardoza into a van outside the Bofetada Cafe in Rio. It's only when Bowie's mother, Dani Mendez, and Bianca's stepmom, Tess Monahan, show up for Zak's cancelled wedding that it dawns on Claire Walker-Corley that someone is targeting the progeny of the L.A. Dolls, three "kick-ass private eye[s]" who tangled with the worst of the worst back in the '80s. Now pushing 50, each ex-Doll is enjoying a tamer life. Dani is Assistant Chief of Police in San Francisco. Tess, widow of a mega-millionaire shipping magnate, travels the world on her yacht with her young lover Paulo. And Claire, happily married to Jeb Walker, teaches self-defense classes at the Sherman Oaks Women's Center. So it's just to protect their kids from someone's warped revenge fantasy that the Dolls have to work together once more-right? Or could this be a new beginning for the Dolls, as protective Jeb fears?Copp (The Actor's Guide to Greed, 2005, etc.) provides too much backstory and too many suspects for the Dolls' debut to slide down as easily as it might.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758209634
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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