On the Other Hand, Death (Donald Strachey #2)
When the giant Millpond Company finds its plans for a mega-shopping mall stymied by the refusal of an elderly lesbian couple to sell their home, the ladies are subjected to ugly vandalism and frightening death threats. The powerful director of Millpond in turn hires Don Strachey, Albany's only gay detective, to protect the ladies, find the culprits, and clear the corporate...more
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...more
The mystery in the second Strachey book is more solid, but I'm still feeling distanced from the characters. Would love to know more backstory.
Also note, this ebook edition is just as badly formatted as the first. I don't know what MLR are doing here.
I didn't enjoy it quite as much as book one; there's a line between "cheerfully damaged" and "campily self-destructive," and Strachey was on the wrong side of it in this book. But the mystery was interesting, Timmy continues to be my gay fictional boyfriend, and I'm starting to develop just the tiniest bit of appreciation for Strachey's cop nemesis/collaborator, Bowman.
Next up (as soon as I can get back to the library) is Third Man Out, and I loo...more
Don isn't infallible, he isn't perfect, knows how to rub people the wrong way and he can get it wrong ... until he gets it right.
Great writing that just keeps you reading!
Richard Stevenson is the pseudonym of Richard Lipez, the author of nine books, including the Don Strachey private eye series. The Strachey books are being filmed by here!, the first gay television network. Lipez also co-wrote Grand Scam with Peter Stein, and contributed to C...more