Jenny Scholten. Slay Me Tender (2001) 216 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “When Plushious Velvett, the featured stripper at Naughtyland Club, goes missing, fellow stripper Aubrey Lyle finds a bloody breast implant that points to foul play. With an insider’s view of the sex industry, Aubrey is an unflappable heroine. Lively eccentric characters and spicy action fills out this colorful portrait of San Francisco’s seamy underside, as Aubrey fights for the downtrodden.”