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Beautiful Penny Albright has just inherited a brownstone on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. What Penny doesn't know is that the brownstone is already occupied by the ghost of a handsome 1930's gumshoe, Kerby Brewster. A dead-ringer for the young Cary Grant, Kerby is a charmer who has a special way with the ladies. It's not long before sweet Penny and dashing Kerby develop a fun relationship, loaded with sexual tension despite
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the obvious obstacle.

It''s also not long before the two are on the heels of a pair of sexual serial-killers who are unique in their own right. They're attractive young females who are out to even the score for the injustices that they perceive men have heaped upon women throughout the ages. How do Penny and Kerby get involved in the case? Kerby sees other ghosts; in this instance, one of the killers' victims whose body was dumped in a pond in Central Park.

In his first novel, Bob Gunn has created an erotic thriller that is at the same time light-hearted and loaded with humor. The story includes an underlying theme of female sexual domination. Penny''s next door neighbor is a good-hearted, semi-retired Mistress, and one of the killers is a vicious young dominatrix. The novel includes an exploration of the underground femdom scene in New York City, including a visit to a Latex and Leather Gala.moments.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   ghost buddy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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