The Killer Wore Leather
Mr. Global Leather has been murdered!
In the Grand Sterling Hotel of Midtown Manhattan, home of the huge annual leather/BDSM/fetish ball and contest, Mr. & Ms. Global Leather (and Bootblack), last year's male winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, wearing only very frilly, bright yellow panties. Cormac "Mack" Steel made a lot of enemies in his year wearing the studded leather sash, not the least being his co-winner Mistress Ravenfyre. But she is not alone – there are over three thousand attendees at this year's fetish-festooned event from all over the world, some of whom might have had some very personal issues with the corpse.
Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum of the Midtown East Precinct. Assigned to this doozy of a case because, as one of NYC's only out lesbian detectives, her Lieutenant seems to believe these are "her people." Shocked, amazed and alternately puzzled and amused, Detective Feldblum must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, and discover who murdered the late Mack Steel – and hopefully do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home. In the process, she will discover more about the sexual underworld than she ever really wanted to know, and more about her own past than she could have ever imagined.
"Laura Antoniou has a winner in The Killer Wore Leather. Her grasp of the leather contest scene is eerie. She captures all the fun and all the drama of these events. You'll swear you've already met many of her characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it really made me laugh."
- Chuck Renslow, Executive Producer International Mr. Leather
With The Killer Wore Leather Laura Antoniou takes on the mystery genre with aplomb. It's a riveting story set in the leather and kink worlds that doesn't succumb to the sensationalist approaches other less well crafted novels might have embraced. I love mysteries, and I love this book.
- Race Bannon, Author, Learning the Ropes
"One of the funniest books I've read in years; folks will find bits and pieces of themselves and some of their friends in these pages. Antoniou manages to skewer anyone and anything in the Leather Community equally, all the while weaving good detective work with fabulous writing, and there's a happy ending to boot!"
- Viola Johnson, author of To Love, To Obey, To Serve, Librarian of the Carter-Johnson Leather Library, Mom and Grandmom to the Leather Tribe