Amateur City (Kate Delafield #1)
When Katherine V. Forrest’s Amateur City was published in 1984, introducing LAPD detective Kate Delafield, it not only marked the beginning of one of mystery fiction’s most successful series, it also created one of the most lucrative genres in gay publishing: the lesbian mystery. With her next six Kate Delafield novels, Forrest’s complex and determined lesbian detective b
Where the book doesn't work is on the "private" level where we get to know something about the protagonist. Some of the more emotional and private moments of Kate Delafield and her love-interest (for lack of a better word - this isn't a love story) are more than awkward and Forrest really clobbers her readers over the head with the lesbian-the...more
I would be interested to read more in the series. I like Kate, and once I got into it this was a very quick read, and lots of fun - I don't mind a good whodunnit :) (view spoiler)[Although... for the whole book we're so obviously looking at Guy as the prime suspect, and that pretty much means that Guy ISN'T the killer. But then it turned out that he was! So that just was...more
There were also a whole lot of characters to keep track of, and though they w...more
2. just about every female in this series ends up being a lesbian. what a fun alternative universe.
3. i genuinely love this series; i've read it entirely out of sequence, but that's actually made it more interesting.