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The Hired Man (A Dick Hardesty Mystery #4)

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In the continuing saga of Dick Hardesty, gay P.I., he is hired to protect the interests of a gay/bisexual escort service when a client is murdered. Lovers of murder mysteries will find the complex twists and turns fascinating. This books breaks new ground by being the first mystery novel to make bisexuality an issue in solving a crime. Very highly recommended.
Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 28th 2002 by GLB Publishers (first published June 2002)
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Katherine Trick
Another wonderful chapter in the saga of private investigator Dick Hardesty. His latest case leads on a journey thru the world of high priced "men for hire" in the gay and bisexual community. What I really enjoy about Mr. Grey's writing is that he presents each of these characters to us as a person who just happens to have a little less than ordinary job. We get to see them as real people with real emotions and real lives. You develop a real empathy for most of them as the story progresses.
Sharon Cox
Before reading this you need to know that I love all things Dorien Grey. I have all of his books as paperbacks and also as e-books where available. Finally, I am now adding audio books to my collection.
I love Dorien's stories. They are well thought out and well written. Usually, when reading a mystery or a murder etc I can pick the culprit early on but not in Dorien's books. I usually have to wait until the end to know whodunnit but, when I look back over the book, I find that all the clues were...more
This is for the new Audio version:

This is the very first audio book that I have listened to and I must say it was both a surprising and satisfying adventure.

I had previously read this mystery in its text form but listening to it was like experiencing it for the first time all over again. Granted, it had been a while and a few details had been pocketed away in my brain to make room for fresh data and only remembered as they were encountered once again, but that allowed for meeting the story head...more
In his 4th detective novel, Dick Hardesty comes up against a web of lies, of half truths and betrayal. Dick is still controlled by his hormones and makes a few new friends along the way, meets old ones again and some of his friends meet for the first time and connect. The story is adequate and keeps your reading. I just hope Hardesty gets out of his hormone phase soon.
Kathleen Hagen
The Hired Man, by Dorien Grey, a-minus, Narrated by Jeff Frez-Albrecht, produced by Dorien Grey, downloaded from

In this, the fourth in the series which I read out of sequence, Dick Hardesty left the public relations business and has opened a private eye firm. He is hired to determine why a gay man was murdered. In fact, this plot becomes even more complicated as one of the possible murderers is bisexual, and does that enter in? Complicated plot but very good.

This in an intriguing Dick Hardesty mystery and the 4th in the series.Dick is hired to do background investigation for an out of town businessman (based on a mutual friend) the friend turns out to be Phil/Tex. Phil was a hustler who Dick he a really hot sexual encounter with (and he didn't pay) a while ago and now Phil is a high paid model/ male escort working for ModelMen.Dick is grateful for the job and especially reconnecting with Phil. What should be an easy assignment turns into a murder in...more
These Dick Hardesty AudioBooks just keep getting better and better. What a twist! I think I have enjoyed this episode the best of the series so far.
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