Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Double-D Doublecross (Butch Fatale) by Christa Faust
Loyal visitors to my blog know that every year I pick out my favorites in PI fiction of the last year. It just might be the case my Favorite New PI is already known... Butch Fatale rocks!
Roberta "Butch Fatale" is a lesbian Mike Hammer / Shell Scott... In fact, she has sex with more women in this novel than Hammer, Scott and Travis McGee combined!
Butch is hired to track down the missing girlfriend of a woman called Mickey. Soon she gets to tangle with the Armenian mob and a beautiful killer.
There's a lot in this book to enjoy: Armenian gangsters, hot killers, lots of well-figured babes, car chases and nude skateboarding (no, really!). Oh, and quite a lot of graphic sex. If you're bothered by that kind of thing just skip those scenes... There's a good, pulpy PI story between those (by the way, well-written and hot) scenes. The writing is very tight and clean. Butch is a tough girl with a good heart you will get to like for sure.
I really enjoyed the LA setting and fast-paced plot.
I hope to see more of Butch Fatale soon.