Every summer, hordes of Ernest Hemingway lookalikes swarm Key West to compete on Papa’s birthday.
This summer, one of them is a killer.
When a vacationing family discovers the headless corpse of a Key West party girl, the case falls to Monroe County homicide detective Jack Dodge. A third-generation conch and Key West native, Dodge has been on an extended lost weekend aboard his dilapidated houseboat the Jackie Oh! since his lover was brutally slain in a botched drug bust. He’s the best there is, but these days the only dead body Dodge wants any part of is his own.
As the body count climbs, nervous merchants pressure Dodge’s cocky young Key West Police Department counterpart Rick Michaels to hastily solve the case in the press before the big-money weekend slips through their fingers. Everyone’s happy with Rick’s quick fix except Dodge, whose conch instincts lead him to the mysterious Wilde sisters and their exotic discotheque where anything goes… even murder.
The Last True Blonde takes you inside the exotic world of after-hours Key West, where quick-money schemes, rum-soaked ambition and insatiable sexual hungers combine for an explosive 110-proof mystery.