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The G-String Murders

(1941)
A novel by

 
 
A mystery set in the underworld of burlesque theater, The G-String Murders was penned in 1941 by the legendary queen of the stripteasers - the witty and wisecracking Gypsy Rose Lee. Narrating a twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Lee provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of burlesque, richly populated by the likes of strippers Lolita LaVerne and Gee Gee Graham, comic Biff Brannigan and Siggy the g-string salesman. This is a world where women struggle to earn a living performing bumps and grinds, have gangster boyfriends, sip beer between acts and pay their own way at dinner.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women's writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; Laura; The Man Who Loved His Wife; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The G-String Murders (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Gypsy Rose Lee
ISBN: 1-55861-504-0 / 978-1-55861-504-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The G-String Murders (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Gypsy Rose Lee
ISBN: 1-55861-503-2 / 978-1-55861-503-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The G-String Murders: Bumps, Grinds and Deadly Mayhem from the Queen of Burlesque (Femmes Fatales Book 8)
Author(s): Gypsy Rose Lee
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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