Finale: Short Stories of Mystery & Suspense

Finale: Short Stories of Mystery & Suspense

by Michael Nava, Richard Hall, Vincent Lardo, Phil Andros
     
 

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Mystery. Suspense. Murder. In these masterfully executed stories brought together by editor Michael Nava, well-known names and newer writers present tales that will intrigue, chill, and startle with their plot twists and complex characters. Readers introduced to these talented writers will rapidly turn the spine-tingling pages. Mystery. Suspense. Murder. In these

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Mystery. Suspense. Murder. In these masterfully executed stories brought together by editor Michael Nava, well-known names and newer writers present tales that will intrigue, chill, and startle with their plot twists and complex characters. Readers introduced to these talented writers will rapidly turn the spine-tingling pages. Mystery. Suspense. Murder. In these masterfully executed stories brought together by editor Michael Nava, well-known names and newer writers present tales that will intrigue, chill, and startle with their plot twists and complex characters. Readers introduced to these talented writers will rapidly turn the spine-tingling pages.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Crime fiction portraying gay and lesbian sleuths and villains is a booming subgenre. In his brief introduction, novelist Nava ( Goldenboy ) suggests that the genre's emphasis on plot and its conventions steer gay and lesbian writers beyond often parochial issues about being homosexual in a heterosexual world: ``You need all kinds of ingredients to make a mystery work and the mystery writer must cast her nets far and wide into her experience to populate her story.'' This multifaceted anthology gathers eight gay suspense tales, most of them by veterans, such as Phil Andros and Richard Hall. Katherine V. Forrest's ``Jessie'' is a classic tale of deductive reasoning made poignant by her rendering of the deep emotions death can arouse even among bystanders, who here reflect upon their own and their loved ones' mortality. Newcomer Alan Irwin engineers a satisfying surprise ending for his romantic mystery, ``Skip.'' Nava's own ``Street People'' takes an unsentimental yet compassionate view of the desperation from which crime can spring. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555833954
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
2nd EDITION
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Nava is the author of seven Henry Rios novels, five of which (Goldenboy, Howtown, The Hidden Law, The Death of Friends, and Rag and Bone) have been Lambda Literary Award winners. He is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco.

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