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I received my most wanted books. My friends are so angry because they don't know how I have all this high quality ebooks. This could have been a great picture of a real issue for many gay couples, instead it's an afterthought left half done. Another weakness can't really be discussed without a spoiler, but let's just say the way one character dies will have you rolling your eyes-really?
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Still, it's a fast, exciting read, with sharp dialogue and intricate plotting. I don't know what it is about the end of summer, but that's when I find myself curling up with a mystery. The Strachey books are a perfect fit this time of year for me. The second book in the series has a good mystery that had me guessing a little and there's something really Don and Timothy are one of my favorite fictional couples. Don is probably not the romantic ideal in a lot of ways, but that's I don't know what it is about the end of summer, but that's when I find myself curling up with a mystery.
Don is probably not the romantic ideal in a lot of ways, but that's part of what I love about him and part of what makes Timothy such a great character. Their interactions and the way they react to one another is fantastic and there's a point in this book where I was sniffling for Timmy and, at the same time, laughing out loud.
I'm a fan of HEA and undying love and all those great things in romance novels, but this is a mystery with the relationship ups and downs as a sub-plot. I felt like it dragged in places and I had to push through to get really engaged again, so, overall, I'd give this one 3. This is the second in the Don Strachey mysteries and we find our intrepid hired to find out who committed vandalism on an elderly lesbian couples home.
A firm that is interested in purchasing the couples home hires Don to see who has been harassing the women. Also, two activists that has been guests at the women's home become targets when one is kidnapped. On the personal front, Tim wants Don who can't keep it in his pants to be more committed in their relationship.
Monogomy would be the safest This is the second in the Don Strachey mysteries and we find our intrepid hired to find out who committed vandalism on an elderly lesbian couples home. Monogomy would be the safest route, especially with AIDS on the rise.
A highly recommended edition to this well written series! Interesting, a bit dated in its thinking, but fascinating to read. I vaguely remember the film version of this. Great book, the pace here is 10 out of I was flipping pages, very engaged, no way I was going to put this down until I knew who did it. The book is less dated than the first book, better pacing and plot, a great job, I see why they started the movie series with this book. A couple of quibbles, the boyfriend Timmy could have been a cardboard cut-out.
No personality or chemistry with Strachey. Also this is the second book in a row that the culprit is plucked out of thin air, from a mystery stan Great book, the pace here is 10 out of Also this is the second book in a row that the culprit is plucked out of thin air, from a mystery standpoint I didn't like that. In the end it was very lightly tied to someone we had heard of, but I really didn't remember who they were.
Also a great title, could have used it in the text of the book! Still an upswing in the series, looking forward to the next one. May 07, Rae rated it really liked it Shelves: A fast-paced mystery with a likeable narrator, a host of believably eccentric side characters and a great sense of time and place. For a modern reader, this book—set in —feels both like a window into queer history and surprisingly up-to-date. This was an impulse purcha A fast-paced mystery with a likeable narrator, a host of believably eccentric side characters and a great sense of time and place.
This was an impulse purchase in a secondhand bookshop, but I will certainly look out for more Donald Strachey novels in future. Good mystery, with a dry humor that I enjoyed a lot.
I love gay mysteries and romances, and Richard Stevenson does a good job of combining both in one of the more entertaining such series. I liked this for the same reasons I liked each in the series. This sequel was as good as the debut and continued to build the story. This was the kind of historical that, at the time, was written as a contemporary piece, capturing moments of what were then current situations and culture.
Among the many time capsule tidbits I enjoyed were the clothes, dated technology, and political, high-spirited post-Stonewall era. And for those interested, it worked well as a standalone, with its own self-contained mystery, while also developing Strachey, his lover and other supporting characters in a way that created a storyline spanning across the series. I grew to like him for all his skills, heart and humanness; and it was refreshing that he was not in shame of but was open about being gay.
He was hard-boiled, cynically humorous with witty banter, and at times a little off-kilter, including some convenient ethics imagine: While Strachey was well drawn, the others were not as much. That might be expected with secondaries, but I wished for a little more with some, his lover in particular. Thankfully, a little better drawn, even if a bit stereotypically, was the bigoted, begrudging local police detective who served as a nice foil.
I appreciated that the main focus was on the mystery, with the gay aspect and any romance as a subplot. These mysteries were good, just a little predictable but still suspenseful, with the case being nicely set up, and ending in a believable solution. It gave Stevenson the chance to explore and for me to see the development of a relationship for Strachey.
And for those interested, any sex scenes were nicely built but discretely taken offscreen. Stevenson delivered a second quality story to continue this series, and I look forward to the next one. Mar 24, Jane rated it liked it Recommended to Jane by: The case in On The Other Hand Death is another case that will be later referenced in Tongue Tied , but unlike Death Trick , it fell a little flat - or rather the ending fell a flat and that emotional reward wasn't there.
Oct 31, Rachael rated it really liked it Shelves: Though my feelings may be somewhat tainted by my love for Chad Allen who plays Don in the movies and my longing for this to come out on DVD, I have to say that this is one of my favorite Strachey books. The actual plot, what with the real estate deal and harassment, is not exactly original but is nonetheless solid.
It's Don and Timmy, with their sarcasm and quick-witted relationship reminiscent of Hammett, that really entertain me. And this is book, after their relationship and characters are Though my feelings may be somewhat tainted by my love for Chad Allen who plays Don in the movies and my longing for this to come out on DVD, I have to say that this is one of my favorite Strachey books. And this is book, after their relationship and characters are established but before AIDS enters the picture, where we see Don in all his, ahem, glory - plus Timmy's reactions.
Jul 04, Sheila rated it liked it.
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After six hours of questioning, the cop, Officer Gina Santer, and Detective 'Bub' Bailey let him go, but instruct him to turn over any information he obtains on the client that claimed Santer was his wife. Most of the info on file at Strachey Investigations about this mystery client is fake.
Meanwhile, at the home of Dorothy 'Dot' Fisher and her partner Edith Strong, Dorothy chases out a vandal after he breaks into their home and spray paints homophobic graffiti on their wall. The next day, Andrew McWhirter, close friend of Fisher and Strong—and Timmy Callhan's former boyfriend—introduce Donald and Timmy to the lesbian couple after a contentious school board meeting at which Dorothy, a guidance counselor at the school, is placed on paid leave due to objections from a homophobic parent whose gay son Derek has been counseled by Fisher.
The two are invited by the middle-aged women and houseguest Andrew back to their home in Hollis, but the socialization is interrupted when the returning vandal throws a brick through the window. Strachey chases him back to his car, but the license plate is obscured by mud. The following day, Kenny gives Don pictures he obtained of the mysterious "client", and his e-mail address, the one piece of info he offered about himself that is at least a marginal lead. With no other pressing cases, Strachey returns to Hollis, investigating motives for the vandalism.
Strachey manages to discover a connection between Millipond and Colter Investigations, a rival P. That night, after an abortive attempt by Andrew to seduce Donald, close to the Fisher home, a fire breaks out inside their barn. Upon investigation, Donald also discovers a body in the barn, which later turns out to be that of Leo Colter, the head of the aforementioned P.
Strachey sneaks into the Colter offices and purloins some sensitive files. Later, he exchanges the faux client's e-mail address for a copy of the autopsy report on Colter's body, courtesy of Bailey. In Hollis, a distraught Derek visits Dorothy in a desperate plea for help, but his father Jonas arrives, and informs Fisher she can now expect to have her position with the school fully terminated.
Donald discusses the results of the autopsy report with Dorothy and warns her that he suspects foul play, and that Dorothy may have to contend with even more than the loss of her job and the barrage of vandalism and arson. Strachey's visit is cut short by a call from Kenny, who has been tailing Santer as part of his field experience requirements.
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He discovers that Santer has been having coffee with the same mysterious "client" that hired Donald to track her under false pretenses. Donald returns to Albany in time to observe both participants in the coffee date going their separate ways. Kenny manages to stick with Santer, but Strachey's attempts to tail the mystery man are derailed by one of his former disgruntled clients. She is working undercover, investigating allegations of fraud. She tells him his mystery client's name-Peter Garritty, who is also in the real estate business.