From the author of Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain and A Spy for the Union: The Life and Death of Timothy Webster
Death of a Kootch Show Girl is a mystery about a death at a small-town carnival in 1953 and its effects on a small group of carnies and local citizens. It is the last night of the carnival in a small Ohio town when a stripper turns up dead. The chief of police orders the carnies to stay in town while he investigates. Written in multiple first person narratives, the novel follows the story of each narrator: the local police chief; the small town reporter; a carnival stripper; a carnival clown; and the owner of the carnival. The week following the victim’s death changes all their lives.