The Kookaburra Gambit

by Claire McNab

Owning fifty-one percent of an L.A. detective agency isn’t as exciting as it sounds when your partner—gorgeous though she is—won’t let you solve any cases.

Transplanted Aussie Kylie Kendall is frustrated as all get out, but that’s about to change. Twins Alf and Chicka Hartnidge, creators of Australia’s hit children’s TV show The Oz Mob, hire Kylie to find out who’s smuggling opals into the States inside their Kelvin Kookaburra plush toys.

At risk is their deal with Lamb White Incorporated, a film company owned by charismatic evangelist Brother Owen, whose followers include A-list Hollywood celebrities.

Can Kylie solve her very first case? And, more important, can she win the heart of her cool, contained business partner, Ariana Creeling?

With The Kookaburra Gambit, Claire McNab has created yet another mystery full of suspense, humor, and, of course, a generous helping of Aussie charm.

Second in the Kylie Kendall Mystery Series.

Originally published by Alyson Publications 2005.





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Genre Mystery
Length 210 pages
Publication Date April 15, 2005
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594934681e
Cover Designer Sandy Knowles


  • 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.
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Praise for the Kylie Kendall Mysteries!

Katherine V. Forrest, Author of the Kate Delafield Mysteries: An Aussie outback dyke taking on Hollywood? As Kylie Kendall would say, Stone the crows! ...The most unconventional, laugh-out-loud private eye in lesbian crime fiction.

Just About Write: 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.

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