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Herself Meanwhile Saz Martin is hot on the trail of a woman known only as September who commute. I first read this almost twenty years ago It was the author s first novel I guess I must have liked it back then because I ve kept it Anyway second time around I enjoyed it again It introduces a young lesbian private eye Saz Martin and the case she gets involved in has her travelling between London and New York She manages the two different voices very well Saz s chapters are in the third person whereas the other main character is in first personIt s an unusual style but very readable and all in all a good mystery as well

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Calendar Girl Saz Martin #1

Between London and New York in a whirlwind of drug smuggling gambling and high class prostitutio. Because of the author s popularity evidenced by the relatively high numbers of reviews she has received I was expecting from this book It has a creative structure to be sure with alternating chapters from the point of view of the detective Saz Martin and Maggie Simpson a comedian who figures heavily in the story But once the reader sees the way the wind blows after less than a third of the novel it becomes obvious that the author is drawing out the story in order for the two parts to come together This doesn t happen in a book crafted in the traditional way and maybe this is the reason It is a rare case of an innovative device actually detracting from the novelAnother thing that detracts is the fact that neither Saz nor Maggie are well drawn Saz is likable enough but has little personality Maggie has but it is a cross between a clever boots blogger and a crazed ax murderer of which she is neither Do readers not care whether a book s characters seem real or not Well I do If Maggie is a successful comedian let us have a scene where she gives us her routine Give Saz and Maggie enough backstory to make us feel like we know them Likewise the character of the victim I simply do not believe that she does the things she does nor do I believe her when she tells us the reason why Another clever idea that when the end of the book looms the author has to scramble to explain everything This happens way too often in this genre and probably in any genre But that doesn t mean it s okayAll in all this novel is readable I suspect that in further Saz Martin novels Duffy has refined her voice and techniue I will have to wait for someone else to review the next one An additional note to the publisher Although most of the Saz Martin books are priced reasonably there is entirely too much extraneous matter in the first several pages of the book which cuts down significantly on the pages of the actual story available for sampling I purchased this one but in many instances the lack of a proper sample has caused me to pass by a book I otherwise might have purchased if not enjoyedNote I read the e book publication of this novel that was available in February 2014Another Note This review is included in my book The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel along with information on over 930 other lesbian mysteries by over 310 authors

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Maggie has fallen for the girl with the Kelly McGillis body a mysterious woman who can't commit. Saz is ok but the story lacked reality Some things seemed to happen because the story had to move along The end was no surpise really


10 thoughts on “Calendar Girl Saz Martin #1

  1. says:

    This Mask Noir title from the literary Serpent's Tail imprint has been sat in a pile of books I've intended to read for about half a decade and very nearly got donated to a book sale last week until I realised that it was written by THE Stella Duffy was in fact a British feminist lesbian mystery novel written in the mid 90s and real

  2. says:

    Saz is ok but the story lacked reality Some things seemed to happen because the story had to move along The end w

  3. says:

    Very well paced and plotted with awkward as hell dialogue in parts; a very interesting examination of how little we can know the people we think we know intimatelyMaggie's first person narration was chilling if a little on the nose and takes the reader through a gauntlet of certainties about her and The Woman with the Kelly McGillis Body most of which end up being proved false in one sense or another It's good noir and good misdirection

  4. says:

    I first read this almost twenty years ago It was the author's first novel I guess I must have liked it back then because I've kept it Anyway second time around I enjoyed it again It introduces a young lesbian private eye Saz Martin and the case she gets involved in has her travelling between London and New York She manages the two different

  5. says:

    It took a little bit to get into this with alternating narrators 1st and 3rd person that were so jarringly different But once I settled in this was excellentSaz is a great character I look forward to reading her in books

  6. says:

    alternative chapters saz investigates september girl

  7. says:

    I loved this when I read it Great story

  8. says:

    Because of the author’s popularity evidenced by the relatively high numbers of reviews she has received I was expecting from this book It has a creative structure to be sure with alternating chapters from the point of view of the detective Saz Martin and Maggie Simpson a comedian who figures heavily in the story But once the reader sees the way the wind blows—after less than a third of the novel—it become

  9. says:

    Intriguing mystery and format Two parallel stories unfold but as parallel lines meet in infinity here they draw closer much faster London detective Saz Martin is hired to find mystery woman September by a man with whom she the mystery womanhas dinner every other Friday but whose name he doesn't even know Meanwhile comedienne Maggie has an on againoff again relationship with the girl with the Kelly McGillis body who has some major secrets

  10. says:

    c1994 FWFTB comic mysterious prostitution drugs PI This was a recommendation from a reference book regarding crime fiction I had high