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Spider Season (Benjamin Justice #8)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  110 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In Spider Season by John Morgan Wilson, Benjamin Justice was once one of the most prominent and respected journalists in Los Angeles, even the country.  But when it was discovered that he'd invented the sources for his Pulitzer Prize winning series of articles, he lost everything - his job, his reputation, his friends.  Now, many years later, Justice has finally published ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Minotaur Books (first published December 9th 2008)
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Jilles
Oct 24, 2016 Jilles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great last novel about Benjamin Justice. Where have all those great gay crime writers like Joseph Hanssen, Michael Nava and John Morgan Wilson gone? Now you can only find crappy print-on-demand stuff that just hasn't got the standard of these great writers.
Matt
Nov 09, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so, with book 8 complete, I have finished the Benjamin Justice mystery series . . . which, to be honest, had its last crescendo by book 5, with the final 3 being closer to what they call in the industry "cozies." But this last installment was a return to form (when Justice has a Prozac prescription a couple books back, the fire was certainly lost for a while) with Justice finally having to face up to the fact that though the world is full of violence, he is part of that culture, and even par ...more
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Aug 09, 2009 Grey853 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, gay
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After the publication of his autobiography, Benjamin becomes the victim of a mysterious man from his past and also meets another character with whom he is more closely related. The Hollywood gay scene, Los Angeles crime beat, and Benjamin's angst, are a fixture of most of the Benjamin Justice books and this (possibly concluding volume?) is one of the best, tying up some loose ends, offering a conclusion for at least one character, and a startling new character about whom it would be interesting ...more
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Tom Taylor
Jun 06, 2016 Tom Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the 8th series of the Benjamin Justice novels, John Morgan Wilson gives us characters rich and unique, and a protagagonist who is full of flaws and past regrets. Benjamin Justice continues to make amends for the wreckage of his past, and his memoir of truth comes back to haunt him in more ways than one. This book is a definite winner. I hope Wilson continues with the series, as Benjamin Justice is one of my favorite modern literary characters.
Kim
Apr 05, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good read. The voice of Benjamin Justice is just so strong. Even when he messes up (and he does make a mess of things from time to time) I still found myself wanting to know what was coming next. Wilson's writing is great.
wayward
Dec 22, 2011 wayward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, detective
As always, his story has wonderfull twists. You know it is not as simple as the obvious clues, but little clues throughout still lead you astray. I love reading John Morgan Wilson's books.
Kathryn McCary
Good writing, and believable characters, but I found much of the motivation for their actions improbable. And there was one unexplained plot point that I just couldn't quite swallow.
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As usual a wonderful book by a skilled author.
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My Summary of "Spider Season" 1 11 Aug 26, 2009 09:55AM  
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John Morgan Wilson is the author of several novels in the Benjamin Justice series as well as two co-written books with band leader Peter Duchin. He's the winner of the Edgar Award and three-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for the Benjamin Justice novels. He lives in West Hollywood, CA.

Series:
* Benjamin Justice
* Philip Damon Mystery
More about John Morgan Wilson...

Other Books in the Series

Benjamin Justice (8 books)
  • Simple Justice (Benjamin Justice, #1)
  • Revision of Justice (Benjamin Justice, #2)
  • Justice at Risk (Benjamin Justice, #3)
  • The Limits of Justice (Benjamin Justice, #4)
  • Blind Eye (Benjamin Justice, #5)
  • Moth and Flame (Benjamin Justice, #6)
  • Rhapsody in Blood (Benjamin Justice, #7)

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