Irregulars by Marilyn Jacovsky

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Cleo Goldwyn sees sexually dysfunctional patients in a dilapidated warehouse where an ancient elevator creaks past the clothing emporium specializing in sizes suitable for drag queens who anonymously shop there, bringing to Cleo's office confused, angry men, one of whom may be fatally flawed, a crazed killer. Venting his rage and fear of female therapists, he murders and mutilates. Does Cleo have him on her client list? Has he selected her as his next victim?

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Published February 1, 1999 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 159 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Just about all of Cleo’s patients would look right at home in a police lineup—Willie grew up in a lunatic asylum, Ben makes porn films, Anastase spent his childhood in a brothel where he and his mother worked shifts, Bernard is obsessed with the size of his penis—and one of Cleo’s neighbors was m...

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Ultimately, this book fails, however, because Cloe is so difficult woman to like--but no more so than a novel that has the villain slicing off a piece of a woman's nipple and ear, then serving the former to himself, the latter to her, for dinner.

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Austin Chronicle

We wait 17 pages to find out the name of the narrator (Cloe), and a description of the first murder comitted by the unknown killer is followed by unrelated chapters about Cloe's trip to California.

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