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Mysterious Press, 1997 - Fiction - 279 pages
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Part-time wrestler, nighttime security guard, and all-the-time big, ugly, bad-tempered, and proud of it, Eva Wylie knows how to stand out in a crowd. She should. In the ring, she's the London Lassassin, with a reputation as one of the meanest, toughest villains in the business. She's permanently banned from the ring, broke, and out of shape, but Eva, the London Lassassin, figures it will take a lot worse than that to floor her. That's before she finds a sports bag stuffed with bank notes in one of her serially "borrowed" cars. Soon Eva has big dreams of staging a wrestling comeback. Then her newfound loot brings her a tougher audience than any she's ever faced down. It isn't long before Eva's confronting dangerously inept thugs with the nerve to shadow her all over London. Or having to show some muscle when one or two mistake her for a lightweight. Or daring to trace the money to its chilling, deadly source. Being down-and-out only makes Eva meaner than ever. And it will take more than a bunch of crooks, nosy police - and even Anna Lee, formidable private investigator - to keep Eva from fighting for the big wide world of opportunities she's glimpsed beyond the mat.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter ... Read full review

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Third in Cody's Eva Wylie series, Musclebound picks up a year after the events in the last book, which have gotten Eva barred from wrestling. Stripped of her sense of identity, Eva has hit the skids ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Liza Cody was born in London on April 11, 1944. She is an English crime fiction writer. She is the author of the popular Anna Lee series, which introduced the professional female private detective to British mystery fiction. Cody is also the author of the Bucket Nut Trilogy which features professional wrestler Eva Wylie. Cody has also written the novels Rift, Gimme More, Ballad of a Dead Nobody, and Miss Terry. Cody's awards have included the John Creasey Memorial Prize and the CWA Silver Dagger in the UK as well as an Anthony Award in the U.S. and a Marlowe in Germany. Most of Cody's work is set in London.

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