59th out of 107 books — 31 voters
Mardi Gras Mambo (Scotty Bradley #3)
by Greg Herren
It's Carnival time in New Orleans, and Scotty Bradley, ex go-go boy turned private eye, is looking forward to relaxing with his boyfriends, Frank and Colin, and partying it up right. But nothing ever seems to work out the way Scotty wants it. Not only is it cold and rainy, ruining his elaborate costume plans, but former FBI agent Frank has "issues" with dropping a hit (or...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Kensington
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Good gay mystery (again with a titch of the paranormal) in which Scotty's life goes spectacularly awry during the weekend before Mardi Gras. I must confess that I skim these every time they get a little too new agey for me. It doesn't seem to make a difference. :)
This is one of those books that so poorly written that after a few pages I start to skim. I kept at it until about halfway through and gave up. I love reading gay-oriented novels, but first person narration can be tricky. If it's not done well, it's pretty stinky, sort of like this one. I was very disappointed.
Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina...moreMore about Greg Herren...