52nd out of 57 books — 32 voters
Blind Curves (Blind Eye #1)
The murdered body of lesbian publisher Rosemary Finney is found on a remote hiking path south of San Francisco. Local police of the wealthy Woodside enclave quickly focus on a prime suspect: Investigative Reporter Velvet Erickson. Velvet appeals to her friend and former lover—private eye Yoshi Yakamota, whose detective skills more than make up for her failing eyesight—for...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 12th 2007 by Bold Strokes Books
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I'm tempted to say that I'm not really one for mystery novels. But I think it's just that the tight, fast-paced plot one expects of a mystery novel was utterly missing from this book. There was no sense of urgency driving the reader forward; I could have cared less "whodunit." Characterizations were amateurish. The plotting was plodding. Scenes were weighed down by useless detail and endless description. There were no surprises, and none of the characters faced a challenge that required them to...more
2 1/2 stars really; I rounded up because I'll probably read more in this series. It interested me enough to continue despite some annoying aspects, mainly too much exposition and not enough action. Maybe as we get to know the setting and characters more it will be better. Fun read though.
I'm so glad I finished this before the three-day weekend and didn't waste my precious little holiday reading time on this seriously thought-terminating cliché of a lesbian detective novel. One might think that it is possible to do kitschy in an entertaining way without insulting the audience but here the novelists failed to do so and ended the unengaged drama so predictably that I felt insulted on behalf of all future and current lesbian detective readers and lesbians everywhere. There was less...more
Diane Anderson-Minshall is the executive editor of Curve magazine, the country's best-selling lesbian magazine. The co-founder & former executive editor of Girlfriends magazine and the co-founder & former editor/publisher of Alice magazine, Anderson-Minshall's writing-which focuses primarily on lesbian life, popular culture, travel, entertainment and celebrities-has appeared in dozens of m...moreMore about Diane Anderson-Minshall...