The 38 Million Dollar Smile (Donald Strachey Series #10)

The 38 Million Dollar Smile (Donald Strachey Series #10)

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by Richard Stevenson
     
 

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Gary Griswold, cheerily dim gadfly scion of Albany old money, late of the Key West artists colony, goes missing, and his ex-wife wants to know what's happened to him - not to mention his 38 million dollars in cash. Turns out that religious dilettante Gary and his money have disappeared into Thailand, where corruption has its own etiquette. Soon, Albany's only gay PI,

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Gary Griswold, cheerily dim gadfly scion of Albany old money, late of the Key West artists colony, goes missing, and his ex-wife wants to know what's happened to him - not to mention his 38 million dollars in cash. Turns out that religious dilettante Gary and his money have disappeared into Thailand, where corruption has its own etiquette. Soon, Albany's only gay PI, Don Strachey, is out of his element, and his lover Timmy is way out of his comfort zone as they comb the Land of Smiles for a man with an unerring weakness for the poorest choice possible and a daft plan to buy 38 million dollars worth of good karma.

#10 in the award-winning Donald Strachey Mystery Series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608200139
Publisher:
MLR Press
Publication date:
05/02/2009
Series:
Donald Strachey Series, #10
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
849,004
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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The 38 Million Dollar Smile (Donald Strachey Series #10) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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wallabyjoe More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the Thailand locations and the low key eccentric characters, but the story was slow and not very engaging. I'm moving on to Cockeyed next and I hope it is an improvrment.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Having read Bill63's review, I agree with what he says. I stop at 4 stars only because the writing is a little short of what one gets used to in five star crime novels. But it is enjoyable, funny in parts, sexy at times, and very intriguing as to Thai law and culture.
Bill63 More than 1 year ago
The tenth in the long-running Don Strachey PI series represents a departure for Stevenson, and it is a good one. Strachey and his lover and sidekick Timothy Callahan travel all the way to Thailand when the ex-husband of an Albany woman goes missing with 38 million dollars. The intricate plot involves political corruption, celebrity astrologers, and shady business deals. However, it is the interweaving of exotic Thai cultural practices and beliefs that give this enjoyable thriller its unique flavor. It is also sexy and often quite humorous. Five stars