Sparkle Hayter: The Chelsea Girl Murders
From the Publisher:
A smoky-eyed man she's just met dies in an apparent suicide, but Robin's not so sure. Could it be murder? Perhaps a genuine suicide subtly staged to look like murder and thereby frame someone? Maybe even the last word in performance art? Is it related in some way to the star-crossed and rather irritable young lovers who have appealed to Robin for help?
To sort it out, Robin must brave the whole downtown thing and more: guerrilla artists, jealous women, brooding poets, feuding magicians, art forgers, and befuddled tourists. It could make a girl crazy, having to dig deep into the history of the venerable hotel nicknamed (not without reason) "the mothership." Oh, and plus... one final, terrible complication: Robin seems to have fallen accidentally in love.
Will Robin get the bad guy? The good guy? Both? One thing's for certain: Sparkle Hayter's got everything it takes to delight her ever-growing coterie of devoted fans.
Sparkle Hayter: The Chelsea Girl Murders. Penguin USA, ISBN: 0142000108 (November, 2001), 240 p., $5.99