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The Intersection of Law and Desire (Micky Knight #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  435 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
A scared little girl and the extortion of a wealthy woman - two completely separate cases - both lead bayou-bred PI Micky Knight to a seedy bar in the Big Easy, where she finds a world of evil.
Paperback, 357 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Bywater Books (first published 1995)
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Jan 19, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who can deal with the darkness
Book Info: Genre: Detective/Lesbian Noir Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received a free copy of book 7 in this series in exchange for an honest review. I purchased the rest of the books in the series myself, so am under no particular obligation, but am happy to provide an honest review.

Synopsis: Micky Knight is a lesbian detective who is a little too proud of her toughness. She takes on the case of Cissy, the daughter of a friend, who is believed to be sexually abused, not knowing that it wi
Elaine Burnes
Nov 18, 2010 Elaine Burnes rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian, mystery
This, the third Micky Knight mystery, did not disappoint, much.

There is always so much you can say about a Micky Knight book. Redmann delves into the dark recesses of the human mind in disturbing and exhilarating ways. This continues the evolution of Micky and her ongoing grapple with her past. It's a pretty tough read, the topic is child sexual trafficking, though she does pull some punches. Nothing horribly graphic, but you get the idea, and it's disgusting. "Law and justice aren't the same th
Hesch Aut
Dec 08, 2014 Hesch Aut rated it it was amazing
What a discovery!
I don't know how she does it, but the author keeps you tied to her world and to her characters in a way that you just don't want to let go. J.M. Redman does not only entertain, she writes incredibly credible. I have only read the first three books so far, but she stays so very true to her characters and their relationships from one book to the other, that you don't even have to fear that with the next book she is going to make big changes. You already know she won't let you dow
Feb 22, 2014 Justina rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-f, intrigue
This third book in the Micky Knight series is a superior tense and taut story. The dark overtones that put me face to face with some of the ugliest criminal activity on our planet, swirl continuously throughout the intricate adventure. Additionally, Micky, who gets caught up in that nasty world faster and tighter than she would have liked, also is cut off from her close friends and her lover. Micky does have an uncanny talent of getting herself kicked in the butt and way behind the eight ball. Y ...more
Jun 29, 2009 Alena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer
I haven't been on a reading binge like this in forever. It's like crack. Need to read more about Micky.

This Micky Knight novel, third in the series, goes even deeper in Micky's past and the issues she has because of it. The crime plot centers around child pornography, which isn't easy to read, especially in context with Micky's childhood.

She's such a fascinating character. What makes this one especially good and painful to read is that she closes herself off from her friends, for reasons make se
Sep 14, 2007 Larry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
This book I believe won the author several important awards from critics and readers. Think that it was also nominated for an edgar award. Her books are all about this area of the country.Mostly Louisianna and Mississippi.Descriptions are accurate and you can find a lot of the places that she describes.Good books just need more of them.
Tess Martinez
I just finished reading the Intersection of Law and Desire, and I am utterly blown away by the writing of J. M. Redmann and find it outrageous I didn’t know about her novels until Goodreads recommended Death by the Riverside to me! I am an avid reader and peruser of the shelves of libraries and bookstores and online book-sellers, and I had simply never heard of Ms. Redmann’s work until this year, and I just want to shout from the mountaintops for people to take a few minutes/hours/days and check ...more
After the two preceding books I have finally got my hands on this one, which while still great, misses some of the punch that they have.

I guess if it got cut in half it'd not really matter for almost nothing happens until after 40% into the book. To put it simply, the first half feels like the filler of fillers. Also there is rather big shift from detective-story ridden, the previous two have been to mediocre-romance book, which I'm not really fond of.

It'd not be so bad and neither is, but Micky
Jul 05, 2009 Gill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, month-07
The third Micky Knight book is my least favourite so far. One of the things I like most about the series are the characters in Micky's life, but in this book Micky cuts herself off from her friends when she goes undercover to investigate a child sex ring.

Redmann paints a bleak picture, where Micky comes face to face with her own history as the victim of abuse, and battles to keep other girls from the same fate.

At the end of the previous book,Deaths of Jocasta, Micky looked to be getting her lif
Eliza Genang
Apr 21, 2014 Eliza Genang rated it liked it
Dark. I know lots of reviewers have written that, but I didn't really take it in and so still found myself shocked when the pedophilia theme developed and continued on and on and on… Child sexual abuse is real, and terrible, but it's not something I want to think about when I pick up a trashy lesbian mystery. I much preferred the almost slapstick lesbi-romp of the first Micky Knight novel, Death by the Riverside.
Jeff Dixon
Dec 07, 2015 Jeff Dixon rated it it was amazing
This is a very interesting mystery book. It's a fast read because it is so captivating and fast paced.
This is the 3rd in the Micky Knight series and it's quite gritty. I guess it's hard to focus on the subject of child pornography and human trafficking without it being so. I spent the whole book feeling like I should take a shower. That doesn't mean it wasn't good, just that it was not a light read. I did know who the mastermind was fairly early. Micky's usually pretty good at picking those things up so I was kind of surprised she didn't catch something that should have been a giveaway. If I cau ...more
M. Winslow
Interesting book. Characters were pretty gritty and plot line was equally tense.
Mickey Knight...what a fascinating character. Mickey is flawed and difficult to love maybe even like. Some readers maynot enjoy book three because there is limited involvement of characters from the previous two books and she goes it alone which may not be perceived as a smart thing to do. Mickey is relentless and passionate which is something to admire and appreciate. The readers learn more about Mickey's flaws and some more information about Cordelia through the introduction of Lindsay. I woul ...more
Jan 02, 2011 Drianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, lesbian, mystery
A hard-boiled detective novel featuring New Orleans lesbian PI Micky Knight, who has to investigate a kiddy porn/molestation ring while working through her own issues with sexual abuse. *Way* too gritty and hard-boiled for me; I could barely finish it. I didn't like any of the characters, I didn't like the plot -- in fact, the only thing I really liked was the (plentiful and explicit) lesbian sex scenes. Unless you *like* Mickey Spillane, give this a miss.
Barbara Bakal
Jun 15, 2014 Barbara Bakal rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, glbt-lesbian
Really far fetched.
Mar 03, 2008 Laurah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Redmann's books get trashier as they go along. In this book, the hero, Micky, a private detective, meets her ex?lover's ex-gf (who is a cripple and a co-worker's daughter's psychiatrist) to discuss a case that involves children being molested, and gets it on the shrink's couch. The "mystery" of the novel was whether or not the drama between she and her dame could continue for 300 pages.
Jun 17, 2016 TJ rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Powerful. Hard to read at times but good.
Jan 15, 2011 Maekala rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesbian
This was my first foray into the Micky Knight series and I can't wait to read more about this sassy PI. I haven't read any lesbian mysteries in a few years and this was definitely a good way to reintroduce myself to the genre as it provided a good mystery, complicated relationships and a look back at the good old days before cell phones were common.
Mar 23, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series but this has been my least favorite so far. The thing I really like about the series is all the different characters and their relationships. In this one Micky ditched her friends for the most part to solve the case. I'm hoping that the 4th installment is more like the first two and less like this one.
Aug 07, 2014 Sortete54 rated it really liked it
Me gusto bastante este libro, como siempre Micky es un personaje excepcional y muy divertido. La historia me gustó, fue bastante consistente y agotante en ocasiones por el contenido de temas bastante fuertes. Hasta el momento el libro que más me ha gustado de la serie.
Jan 18, 2015 Cheri rated it it was amazing
I really love this book. Redmann is a fantastic writer and this book is so, so difficult to read because of the topic. Micky's pain and determination and isolation is incredibly well described and I was even more moved the second time I read than the first.
Anna Ball
Oct 15, 2011 Anna Ball rated it really liked it
#3 in the Micky Knight series. I'm still not bored with them, so that has to say something for theie entertainment value if nothing more. They are a fun read, for sure.
Jun 26, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt, mystery
Really rough topic, but a good story.
Sep 01, 2012 Mhira is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
it's really awesome to read it ..
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Jean Marie Redmann is an American novelist best known for her mystery series featuring New Orleans private investigator Micky Knight.

Main themes of Redmann's novels are the protagonist's troubled childhood and how it affects her adult life, discrimination based on sexual orientation and alcoholism.

Her novels follow the tradition of hardboiled fiction. Redmann's third book The Intersection of Law a
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Other Books in the Series

Micky Knight (9 books)
  • Death by the Riverside (Micky Knight, #1)
  • Deaths of Jocasta (Micky Knight, #2)
  • Lost Daughters (Micky Knight, #4)
  • Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight, #5)
  • Water Mark (Micky Knight, #6)
  • Ill Will (Micky Knight, #7)
  • The Shoal of Time (Micky Knight, #8)
  • The Girl on the Edge of Summer

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