His innocence As the investigation proceeds Don learns that his clients have arranged for Billy to be admitted to a psychiatric clinic to cure his homosexuality His sympathies ntirely with Billy Don tries to find him while an unknown menace and possible killer stalks Billy s friends and associatesAside from the repeated references to disco songs by name and car models that don t xist any this didn t have a dated feel to it Gay clubs are gay clubs anonymous sex is anonymous sex HIV was unheard of and condoms were only contraceptives but the clap was a known risk which is addressed Don and his lover Timmy both have ncounters with people outside their relationship and this has nothing to do with the times but rather their own attitudes Official and police harassment of gays is blatant and unapologized for This is rarer nowadays but by no means nonexistentDon has a sarcastic style and many of the characters trade barbs and uips in a catty we re so clever manner I find this type of humor wearying after a while Narrative style aside the plot mystery and characters are all interesting and the ultimate resolution a good surprise Relationship wise Don and Timmy are left with some uestions to ponder about where they going in the seuel Four stars Loved itIt s your classic pulp detective mystery But it wasn t Building the Cold War exactly predictable The writing wasconomical the story suspenseful and the I liked it The sarcasm is totally up my alley Free today only 121614 from MLR press I njoyed this one a lot the mystery was compelling and interesting I couldn t guess who did it and I came up with some wild theories to share with my BR fellows XDD I ll come back to Don in the future because I feel THIS IS THE STARTS OF A REALLY GOOD SERIES is the starts of a really good series veryday an author can make me go with things that usually would have me running in the opposite direction fast Probably the first gay mystery I read that had a sense of humor without being stupid I had so much fun with thisEven missing a lot of references the book is set in 1979 or around that year I was still laughing constantly I loved the humor which wasn t really a surprise but it was still appreciated given that I impulsively bought the first five books in the series just because the sample had me laughing out loud with a few sentences It s nice to know that I can keep impulsively buying books on sale fr. Book that launched Richard Stevenson's pioneering series is a cracking mystery and a fascinating trip into bygone gay. This is the first book in Richard Stevenson s Don Strachey s mysteriesI was feeling very nostalgic and felt like reading these mysteries from the very beginningI had the paperbacks which I got from a wonderful little mystery book store that is sadly GoneI No Longer Have The Paperbacks Of no longer have the paperbacks of seriesall of them were falling apart and wornI decided to replace them and start reading them on my NookDon Strachey
mysteries take place and were written in the preAIDS raDon is a with a uick wit and an attitudeHe is hired by the wealthy parents of a young man who is accused of stabbing to death a young man he tricked withThe young man is on the runhis parents are homophobicand they hire Don because of his connections with the gay communityDon isn t naivehe s got the parents numberI absolutely love Don Stracheyhe s a smartass and intelligentI love that he s in a relationship with Tim Callahana man who gets and loves DonI was one of those who happened to liked the HERE Strachey mysteries with the sexy Chad Allen playing DonI wish they were still onOh wellI ll just read the wonderfully written series which I highly recommend This was a fun read I loved the voice of Donald he s a wiseass snarky bastard Timmy was sweet and there were a lot of funny moments in amongst all the murder and mayhem The mystery itself was well plotted The police sergeant Donald works with is something Dancing at Armageddon else but thankfully not as bad as some of the others we meet along the way I was barely walking when this book was written I didn t understand about 90% of the references which dampened mynjoyment somewhat I know maybe three disco songs and I don t like any of them so the constant references to disco songs meant nothing to me Didn t like at all that view spoilerDonald cheats on Timmy yes they apparently have an open relationship at least at this point but I still don t like it I hated that they got that one cop locked in the psych ward If I was supposed to find that funny or poetic justice or some crap that was an pic fail That was a cruel thing to do Just let him go to jail to serve his time hide spoiler Intriguing gay mystery set in the late 1970 s Not a genre romance although the main character has a boyfriendDon Strachey private ye is hired by the wealthy society parents of a murder suspect who has gone on the lam They want Don only to find their son not to prove. Gay activist and accused murderer Billy Blount's missing but Albany PI Donald Strachey doubts Billy's guilt The 1981.
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T Always Have To End With Regret And Promises Toalways have to Composition and Literature end with regret and promises to to not do it again Not that regretting it would ve stopped me from doing it again but still What do you say No I don t have a problem I can stop whenever I want Back to the book I haven t had this much fun with a mystery in a long time Fun may not be the appropriate word because the themes addressed in this book are sometimes heavyven if they were treated with a dryness and a matter of fact approach that prevented the story from turning too depressing while not diminishing their significance and Cezanne and Provence emotional impact but the truth is I had fun the mystery kept my interest in a way I have notxperienced a lot lately with this genre Maybe because it s been a long time since I read a mystery that wasn t simply a sub genre of mm romance I love mm but the mysteries are rarely this well plotted they rarely get "this much attention to details Understandably so since a big part of "much attention to details Understandably so since a big part of mm romance regardless of the sub genre is dedicated to you know the romance I m glad to have found a viable alternative that makes my mystery reader side happy without compromising my romance reader side s sanity The last comment probably doesn t make much sense to you but I surprised myself by loving the romance uotation marks needed because this isn t a romance although the MC is in a relationship On paper I should ve hated it Don and view spoilerhis wandering Dark Voices eye and hands and lips and other wandering parts of his anatomy not to mention the open relationship aspect of his relationship with Timmy hide spoiler Guys I ve found a new great mystery series and I m very happy about it The 13xisted instalments make already my blood boil and my pulse race In spite of the fact instalments make already my blood boil and my pulse race In spite of the fact the first book in the series was published in 1981 it is such a refreshing and surprisingly very up to date read I don t know why I have never heard about Donald Strachey before because a few instalments have already been made into a TV film with Chad Allen in the main role Yes it is himThe plot of the first book reminded me in some way of Nick Nowak series Don is also an openly gay PI with a dry humour that makes the first person POVs to a very njoyable read in spite of serious and sad momentshomophobia all around awful but true An interesting view to a gay lifestyle in a gay society before. Culture before HIV in the bad old days of bath houses and gay disco police corruption and tacit policies of harassme.