The Robin Hudson Mysteries
Advice For Girls
If I were to write an advice book, it would probably be called something like, "Don't Do What I Did." Almost all my best advice falls either under that heading or under Practical Info (like how to improvise a security system and how to keep your tampons dry during a rainy season).
Here are a few examples:
Don't mix tequila with any fruit but lemon.
Don't date brothers, simultaneously or serially.
If you attend an ash-scattering ceremony, keep your mouth closed and beware the updraft.
I've got hundreds of them.
Don't get yourself kicked out of a mandatory "anger management program" at the cost of your job unless you have a foolproof plan to support yourself....
What's a Girl Gotta Do
Soho Press 1994
Nice Girls Finish Last
Nice Girls Finish Last
Viking Penguin 1996
A dead gynecologist spins Robin Hudson into the world of S&M and a chilling dominatrix.
Revenge of the Cootie Girls
Viking Penguin 1997
A Girl's Night Out on Halloween goes awry after Robin's naive young intern calls from a married man's closet, then disappears.
The Last Manly Man
William Morrow, 1998
A mysterious man in a hat leads Robin into a conspiracy involving a dozen missing libidinous bonobo apes.
The Chelsea Girl Murders
William Morrow, 2000
A fire forces Robin out of her apartment and into her friend Tamayo's flat at the infamous Hotel Chelsea where Robin gets drawn into a mystery involving a dead art dealer, terrorists and a spoiled princess.
Annie Engel, the last nice girl in New York, wakes up one day to discover she's a werewolf, pursued by a born-again werewolf hunter, a psychiatrist to lycanthropes, and another werewolf with mysterious motives.
Bandit Queen Boogie
Two young American women become accidental criminals while backpacking in Europe, and find their fates intertwined with an heiress on the lam from rehab, a Christian writing a guidebook, and Indian mobsters.
Praise From People Who Don't Owe Me Money:
"Flat-out funny, audacious and a little bit weird, Hayter stakes out territory all her own . . .. For readers who respond to this brand of humor, Hayter's next book can't be published soon enough." Publisher's Weekly (starred review).
"Put down the paper right now and go out to buy What's a Girl Gotta Do by Sparkle Hayter . . . a mystery where you wait on the edge of your seat not for the next murder, but for the next thing Robin is going to say." The Washington Post.
"Enough fun here to make us beg for another installment." Vogue
"The funniest thing to come out of Canada since the moose." Red Magazine
"A hilariously written romp across the gender divide, downtown Manhattan's alternative scenes, and the frenetic world of TV News." Entertainment Weekly