Ok, so the circumstances around my obtaining and reading this book are a lot more fun than the book itself. I found it in a bookshop in the Castro when completely lost on holiday there and it was right next to the best pie shop ever and I had my first (but soooooo not my last slice of chocolate peanut butter cream pie) and I thought “this is a gay book set in San Francisco about a gay visitor to San Francisco, I have found in a gay book shop in San Francisco, as a gay visitor to San Francisco! Therefore I must buy it!”
Sadly that is much more interesting than the book, which is a mild parody and overt Lesbian-ing of Nancy Drew and Famous five books. But DAMN that was good pie!
I say overt Lesbianing as, come on, Tomboy George in Famous Five and frankly anything with Nancy in the title.. If you have read such books as a kid and hold a fond nostalgia for them then you may enjoy this. I hadn’t and didn’t. So to me it was just a not very good or sexy Lesbian thriller. It is a bit sexy to be fair and the 50s setting is fun. Read it whilst eating pie. It will help!