COLD FEET by Kerry Tucker


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 N.Y.C. photographer Libby Kincaid's good news--her on-again-off- again father Max has just won a million-dollar lottery--is overshadowed by her bad news--she's arrested for complicity in the snakebite murder of tap-dancing great Hank Monsell, supposedly killed by a legless accomplice of ill-tempered snake-keeper/tap-dancer Silver Gaines, whom Libby had spent the afternoon photographing. To make things worse, Hank's survivors--his ex-wife Delores; her very pregnant successor Nicole; and his dance group, the Nonpareils--aren't exactly supportive of Libby's attempts to clear herself (the police suspect she stole Hank's dancing shoes too); the city feels unusually sweaty and menacing (dozens of deft details here); and, yes, Max's windfall has attracted Iris, the stepmother of all bimbos. Despite a so-so mystery, Libby's even more appealing in her hometown than out in the sticks (Still Waters, 1991); Tucker's light touch with urban angst makes this a treat.

Pub Date: April 8th, 1992
ISBN: 0-06-016530-8
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1992