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The Wombat Strategy

Running a pub in the tiny Australian outback town of Wollegudgerie doesn't offer much fun or future to knockabout Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall. So when the father she never knew leaves her 51 percent of his Los Angeles-based detective agency, it's bright lights, big city for Kylie. Not so happy about her arrival is her partner in the business, the beautiful, enigmatic Arianna Creeling, who wants to buy out Kylie and gives her a decidedly chilly reception in sunny California.

But the two women soon have other matters besides their bickering to attend to. A psychiatrist to the stars whose "slap, slap, get on with it" approach has made him a celebrity, hires them to investigate the suicide of a successful but almost universally reviled film director. Concerned for his reputation, Dr. Deer would much prefer a finding of murder.

As the sparks between Arianna and Kylie fly, the City of Angels has turned out to be much more difficult and dangerous than Kylie had imagined.

First in the Kylie Kendall Mystery Series

Originally published by Alyson Books 2004.
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Genre Mystery
Pub Date
# Pages 188
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594933295e
Cover Designer Sandy Knowles


  • The first book in the Kylie Kendall Series
  • By the same author as the Denise Cleever and Inspector Carol Ashton mysteries
  • Claire McNab is a nine-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and author of over 50 novels.
  • Read the appetizer! Click to open a PDF in a new window.


Just About Write

August, 2006: The Kylie Kendall books are still mysteries, but they're infused with a sense of humor not found in McNab's other works. You get the feeling that McNab has decided to cut loose a little and just enjoy writing... And leading the pack is the irrepressible Kylie, often puzzled by what is going on around her, but never afraid to plunge in and see what happens. If you have not experienced Kylie Kendall yet, you are missing a gem of an opportunity.

Katherine V. Forrest, the Kate Delafield Mysteries

An Aussie outback dyke taking on Hollywood? As Kylie Kendall would say, Stone the crows! Don't miss this intro to the most unconventional, laugh-out-loud private eye in lesbian crime fiction. Claire McNab's always been one of our best, and she's outdone herself with this one.

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