A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
9/6/199? The strip tease begins
September 6, 199?. This day saw the beginning of the action in Carl Hiassen's fifth comic crime novel, Strip Tease.
The plot involves a congressman who defends a stripper in a nude bar by
clobbering a groper with a champagne bottle. After that, and the
murder that follows, things get messy. As usual, one of Haissen's
targets is the madness and corruption of Florida's politics.
The book was generally praised; the movie version (Striptease, with Demi Moore), not so much.