Praise for The Wombat Strategy: â€śWe canâ€™t help loving sleuth Kylie Kendall . . . [she] is such a charmer, weâ€™ll follow her wherever her brunette ambitions take her.â€ťâ€”Girlfriends â€śThe first of what I hope will be lots and lots of mysteries featuring the oh-so-cute Aussie dyke, Kylie Kendall.â€ťâ€”She â€śSaucy, witty, and blessed with a healthy dose of Aussie tenacity, Kendall is everything a girl could want in a lead character.â€ťâ€”LesbiaNation.com Kylie Kendall is hired for a routine security detail to prevent an academic rival from disrupting Dr. Oscar Braithwaiteâ€™s keynote address at UCLAâ€™s Global Marsupial Symposium. Sounds easy enough to be downright dull, but then Dr. Braithwaite is murdered, and his sister, the sexually voracious and irresistibly attractive Dr. Penelope Braithwaite, hires Kylie to investigate his death. Can Kylie keep from mixing business with oh-so-much pleasure? Can she remain true to her barely requited love for her ice-queen business partner, Arianna Creeling? Oh yes, and can she figure out who killed Oscar? All of these questions and more are answered in this latest installment of Claire McNabâ€™s Kylie Kendall mystery series. Transplanted Australian Claire McNab is the author of two other Kylie Kendall mysteries, The Wombat Strategy and The Kookaburra Gambit. She has also written 18 best-selling mystery novels, 14 featuring the popular Detective Inspector Carol Ashton and four featuring undercover agent Denise Cleever. She has served as the president of Sisters in Crime and is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the Science Fiction Writers of America. She lives in Los Angeles.