Found 'in an unguarded moment...'
investigating NoveList, a database for selecting books based on readers' preferences which is syndicated to Victorian public libraries and has some intriguing subject headings,
I found that under "Elvis Presley impersonators" there are 21 books listed!!
So for all those fans of the Elvis masqueraders, wherever you may be, here's a taste of what's out there. (Abstracts from NoveList, except where reviews are acknowledged.)
That's all right, Mama: a novel (1995)
Publishers Weekly Review:
'Serious literary fiction about Elvis? You bet! Duff's (Graveyard Working) transcendent prose swings and sways, whoops and moans in pulsating cadences reminiscent of the King. The hilariously pedantic introduction is a setup for the "manuscript" that follows: the wry, gritty and profoundly moving autobiography of Elvis's identical twin brother, who allegedly died at birth. Jesse Garon Presley relates how, from his earliest childhood, half-crazy mother Gladys lavished all her attention and affection on Elvis. Brought up as Elvis's "cousin" (although Mama calls on Jesse to stand in for his twin from time to time), Jesse is left to his own devices-tinkering with cars and, later, hanging out in juke joints in Memphis and nearby Alabama. Jesse tells how it was he, not Elvis, who made the first recording at Sun Studio, and how, much the better dancer, he doubled for the burned-out "Bubba" on the Ed Sullivan Show and in the performance of the title song in Jailhouse Rock. Although he hides from Elvis for years at a time, Jesse can't keep from filling in for him-even as a husband to Priscilla-when asked. The ultimate irony is that, after his famous twin dies, Jesse is still not free to be himself: he ends up as an Elvis impersonator. A rich and well-realized tale, even for readers to whom August 16 (Elvis's death date) is just another day.'
Murder boogies with Elvis (2001)
'Enjoying their golden years, amateur sleuths Mary Alice and Patricia Anne are delighted to be invited to a benefit, but their fun turns deadly when an Elvis impersonator takes a fatal dive into the band and the sisters must find a killer before it is too late.' New York: W. Morrow, 2001, 243 p.
Henderson, William McCranor
Stark raving Elvis (1997)
Byron Bluford is a down-and-out factory worker with a dream--to somehow recapture that one shining moment of his life when he debuted his Elvis impersonation at the high-school talent show
Douglas, Carole Nelson
Cat in a jeweled jumpsuit (1999)
(Sounds like a suitable sequel for "That Darn Cat" - GT).
'Midnight Louie, feline detective, and his human partner, Temple Barr, take on a mysterious case involving death threats, ghosts, and the King himself--Elvis Presley.'
Christie, Amanda (Children's book)
Lucy's angel (2001)
In which one of the protagonists ends up riding around Vegas with an EI.
Levy, Elizabeth, (Children's )
Mystery of too many Elvises, The (2003)
'When they decide to hold an Elvis impersonation act starring Fletcher, Jill's hound dog, for the school pet talent show, Gwen and Jill are shocked when Fletcher goes missing, thus beginning the search to find the culprit.'
The King (2005)
'A very enigmatic Elvis impersonator takes the Vegas strip--and the world--by storm, but when a former tabloid journalist makes it his personal mission to find out The King's true identity, he discovers much more than he bargained for. Mature.'
She woke up married (2005)
'In Las Vegas to "celebrate" her dreaded thirtieth birthday, Paris James wakes up after an evening of overindulgence to discover herself in bed with--and married to--a sexy Elvis impersonator. Original.'
And that's not all. There's a subject heading in NoveList for 'Barbeque cooking' (of course it's listed near 'Elvis impersonators'. Of course.) Not to mention 'Women restaurateur detectives'...