The Dark Farewell
Don’t talk to strangers, young man—especially the dead ones. It’s the Roaring Twenties. Skirts are short, crime is rampant and booze is in short supply. Prohibition has hit Little Egypt, where newspaperman David Flynn has come to do a follow-up story on the Herren Massacre. The massacre isn’t the... show more
Don’t talk to strangers, young man—especially the dead ones. It’s the Roaring Twenties. Skirts are short, crime is rampant and booze is in short supply. Prohibition has hit Little Egypt, where newspaperman David Flynn has come to do a follow-up story on the Herren Massacre. The massacre isn’t the only news in town though. Spiritualist medium Julian Devereux claims to speak to the dead—and he charges a pretty penny for it. Flynn knows a phoney when he sees one, and he’s convinced Devereux is as fake as a cigar store Indian. But the reluctant attraction he feels for the deceptively soft, not-his-type Julian is as real as it gets. Suddenly Julian begins to have authentic, bloodstained visions of a serial killer, and the cynical Mr. Flynn finds himself willing to defend Julian with not only his life, but his body.
Publish date: March 5th 2010
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
3.5 stars rounded up.An interesting audio short/novella. Set just after WWI, very atmospheric, fascinating characters, unique storyline. It was all going well until the abrupt ending. WTH, Josh? See, this is why I hate most shorts. Yeah, I dreamed up my own conclusions, but I would have preferred yo...
Great read--left a star off for the abrupt ending, which drove me nuts.
My first foray into Josh Lanyon. :) I really enjoyed this! Everyone who reads m/m practically worships this author as one of the the genres superstars, so I was actually ready to be disappointed, as one often is. But I wasn't!The Dark Farewell is a novella set in the mid-1920s. There are murder...
*blink. blinkIt just...ended...I'm trying to come up with something to say, but it's not coming. I think I'm shocked by how abruptly it ended. Still, a good story. Engaging, but still it seemed like (at least to me) quite a light read, which is interesting considering its topic.It's not quite as dra...
Another very good one. I liked the characters, the development of their feelings and the (little) crime part.