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The Monkey's Mask By Dorothy Porter

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Fuelled by murder and a femme fatale, this is an erotic mystery novel written in verse. This is a book of manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

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The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter

Mickey is a sweet nineteen-year-old girl, who loves poetry and poets, but has just gone missing in suspicious circumstances. Private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick is hired to find her. In her search for the truth, in what becomes a murder hunt, Jill is seduced by the alluring Diana Mailand, Mickey's former poetry professor. Plunging deep into in a dark and sleazy web of corruption and deceit, Jill comes to learn how the truth isn't always so beautiful, and killers don't like to be caught. Fuelled by homicide, betrayal, and a femme fatale to go to hell for, The Monkey's Mask is an erotic mystery novel written in verse. But forget what you know about poetry. This is not a love sonnet. From one of Australia's most innovative writers, The Monkey's Mask drives headfirst into murder, manipulation, and the consuming power of sex, and is a thriller to make other whodunnits seem mild.

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The Monkey's Mask Reviews

Sensational... A book to rave about, to gasp at the daring, the beauty - and the wit * Australian Bookseller & Publisher *
...the poetic device sets a breakneck, rock 'n * roll video pace to take the breath away *
Toronto Star 'The most remarkable first novel I have read this year...clutching the reader with a grip like a talon round the throat. -- Val McDermid * Manchester Evening News *

About Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter has established an international reputation as one of Australia's most exciting and innovative writers. Born in Sydney in 1954, she graduated from Sydney University in 1975, the same year as her first volume of poetry, Little Hoodlum, was published. Attaining a Diploma of Education, she supported her writing by part-time teaching for a number of years, before becoming a lecturer in Poetry and Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her verse crime thriller, The Monkey's Mask, has become an international bestseller. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter
Dorothy Porter
Used - Very Good
Profile Books Ltd
Winner of Age Poetry Book of the Year 1994
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