Stella Duffy

Duffy has written there novels featuring lesbian private eye Saz Martin, each stylistically and structurally different. Saz, the books’ unifying factor, is enduringly prone to letting her heart rule her head, sometimes with tragic and disastrous results. Duffy is a risk-taker and makes her readers complicit in the progress. Calendar Girl, Wavewalker and Beneath the Blonde are all firmly rooted in the glamorous underbelly of Nineties London, but Duffy likes to explore the reverberations of the past into the present. Strongly erotic and explicitly sexual, the novels never shy away from the power of physical attraction and its attendant dangers. With every book, Duffy demonstrates that hers is a talent that takes nourishment from her environment. The one thing that she will never do is stand still.

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