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review 2018-07-15 06:25
On the Other Hand, Death (Donald Strachey #2)
On the Other Hand, Death - Richard Stevenson

Don Strachey uses his powers of snark and observation to help a pair of old women being targeted for hate crimes. Wrapped up in the mystery are some eccentric neighbors, a shopping mall tycoon, one of Don's old lovers and a gay advocate trying to put together a national gay strike. Part-time helper/part-time foil Detective Bowman, who drops homophobic slurs like they're going out of style (hey, it's the 80s and it's New York) but somehow still manages to do his job and take Don seriously.

 

I thought I had this figured out at one point, but I was so wrong, lol. There are plenty of potential suspects to go around. The snark was off the charts, the characters were fun and well-written, and even Bowman got some ironic chuckles out of me. 

 

Timmy and Don are, well... Don's not the best boyfriend in the world. (These books are NOT romance.) Timmy finally puts his foot down but the conclusion of that was kind of confusing to me. It was left somewhat up in the air. 

 

The formatting is again terrible. There are no page breaks between chapters. It goes into italics for pages or chapters at a time for absolutely no reason, and at one point even switched to a smaller font size. I'm not sure if that's because I got these first few books at Kobo and so they're not Kindle-formated, or if that's just how the books are no matter where you get them from. But it was annoying.

 

Oh, and the author does that thing where he constantly shoehorned the title into the dialogued and text, which is a pet peeve of mine.

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review 2018-07-14 14:29
Review: “Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets” (Boystown Mysteries, #4) by Marshall Thornton
Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets - Marshall Thornton

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2018-07-10 18:40
Review: “Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas” (Boystown Mysteries, #3) by Marshall Thornton
Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas - Marshall Thornton

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2018-07-07 17:04
Review: “Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries” (Boystown Mysteries, #2) by Marshall Thornton
Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries - Marshall Thornton

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2018-07-03 18:36
Review: “Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries” (Boystown Mysteries, #1) by Marshall Thornton
Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries - Marshall Thornton

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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