Film Strip by Nancy Bartholomew
(Sierra Lavotini Mysteries)

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Exotic dancer Sierra Lavotini's latest brainstorm to help the Tiffany Gentleman's Club turn a profit is a disaster. Sierra, headliner for the classiest strip joint in Panama City, Florida, and the club's owner, Vincent Gambuzzo, invited a gallery of porn actresses to guest star on the Tiffany stage. It's a gutsy plan, considering that most of these silicone-enhanced creatures don't have much in the way of true talent. As Sierra likes to say, at the Tiffany dancing consists of more than T&A working a pole.

Still, under Sierra's firm guidance, the venture seems to be raking in the cash. At least until a sniper begins taking exception-starting with Venus, who is shot and killed. Sierra takes a bullet in the, ahem, posterior region during the attack, and would like nothing more than to forget about the whole thing and convalesce with the help of her on-again boyfriend, Homicide Detective John Nailor. But when the investigation hones in on Marla, another Tiffany girl, Sierra is forced to focus her energy on finding the real killer. No small task, considering the interest of the local "organization" in the situation, even once Sierra enlists the help of her landlady Pat; Raydean, her psychotic neighbor; and her oldest brother Francis.

Steamy romance, intrigue, laugh-out-loud humor, mob bosses, and Sierra's overprotective Italian family-it's all here in Nancy Bartholomew's latest hilarious tale.

 

About Nancy Bartholomew

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Nancy Bartholomew was born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is also the author of two previous Sierra Lavotini novels, "The Miracle Strip" and "Drag Strip," as well as one book featuring country-and-western star Maggie Reid. She currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her family, where she is at work on "Strip Poker," the next novel featuring Sierra Lavotini.
 
Published October 1, 2000 by St. Martin's Minotaur. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She's also a delightfully acerbic narrator and a fearless detective, abetted by her feisty chihuahua and her trailer park friends, notably zany neighbor Raydean, who guards against suspected space invaders, including homicide detective John Nailor, Sierra's love interest.

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Nancy Bartholomew writes a great traditional amateur sleuth series, which just happens to feature Sierra Lavotini, an exotic dancer -- not a stripper, mind you, but an exotic dancer.

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