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The Last True Blonde

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.

Jay L. MacDonald

Jay L. MacDonald is a former award-winning United Press International wire service reporter who checked out of the news mainstream and into the heady world of ‘Key Weird’ to pursue fiction. He lived in a dilapidated Cuban rooming house, worked days as a hired worker, and spent nights writing in Key West’s most notorious watering holes. Since 2000, he has served as an online freelance feature writer and author interviewer for popular dot-coms Bankrate, BookPage, CreditCards and Montana Press, as well as the Sunday Books Editor for the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press daily newspaper, which spawned his Austin Macauley nonfiction debut, “Crazy from the Heat: Fun in the Sun with 35 Florida Authors.”

Austin Macauley Publishers