In the dark world where predatory young beauty queens compete fiercely for money, a murder is committed. Police Constable Peter Lassington is soon enmeshed in a complicated mystery made more than usually exotic by the flesh that is continuously on show at the Star Bowl ballroom. Lassington's superior, Superintendent Ironside, is polite, sophisticated, devious but also distracted by his imminent retirement.
This detective novel is carefully plotted and firmly set in a world of bizarre values. A strange and exciting murder novel, with a surprise ending.