On the eve of the publication of Jonny Porkpie's lurid pulp novel "The Corpse Wore Pasties," Pinchbottom's burlesque book party celebration is in full swing... until the show's performers see the manuscript for the first time and notice distinct similarities between themselves and the characters in the book. Tempers flare, bodices rip, tassels twirl... and Porkpie ends up dead. So co-producer Nasty Canasta dons her detective pasties and attempts to uncover the murderer before the final curtain -- with a little help from you.
Pinchbottom marks the launch of "The Corpse Wore Pasties" (Hard Case Crime, November 24) with a brand-new theatrical event: LURID PULP!, an interactive-murder-mystery-book-release-party-burlesque-show. New York's top burlesque stars will quite literally flesh out the characters in "The Corpse Wore Pasties" by recreating the striptease numbers described in Porkpie's book. Nasty Canasta, Clams Casino, Dirty Martini, GiGi La Femme, Jo Boobs, Madame Rosebud -- as well as the author himself -- will make the words leap off the page, and out of their undergarments.
"Book review from Booklist: "Porkpie's style is diligently tongue in cheek, and it works. Fans of hard-boiled crime will enjoy this romp, and in an increasingly coarse popular culture, the inside look at burlesque seems, well, almost wholesome."" more press »