John Clark has taken early retirement from British Telecommunication so that he can get a payoff of ú16,000, most of which he's loaned to a vanished lady friend he wants lesbian p.i. Saz Martin to traceno mean feat, since he doesn't know her name or address or anything else about her. Meantime, standup comic Maggie Simpson has taken up with a new lover, the Woman with the Kelly McGillis Body, who's obviously Saz's quarrythough Saz won't find that out until she's followed in her footsteps as a hostess at a New York establishment called Calendar Girls. Eventually the two halves of this girls-only story come together, to no great effect. Duffy's first is flip, sassy, and fashionably underplotted.