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This collection of three novellas is brilliant! Do they stack up or as good as the author's DS Billings Victorian Mysteries series? No but they are still incredibly entertaining and deserving of the "noir" in the book title Gay Noir. There isn't really much I feel willing to divulge in the way of plot for any of the trio of mysteries however they all kept me in a desperate page-turning need. I have to say that I found The Honeytrap to me favorite, followed by Estranged and then The Deluded. Don't get me wrong, just because I placed Deluded last don't think it wasn't good because it was but I will say it took me a few pages to get into the story. Deluded is told with flashbacks which not every author is able to pull off but Olivier Bosman has, it just took a little bit to get into the feel of the story but once I did I was definitely eager to discover the whos, whats, and whys. As I said above, all three mysteries definitely fit the noir genre which alone makes this an entertaining collection to lose yourself in but there is more to each one that really kept me on the edge of my seat. Most people who think of "noir" picture Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, at least I know I do, but there is so much more to the genre. I can't say I picture any of the characters being Bogey I loved that there was a certain something that made each story's characters their own and not just the typical garden variety cookie cutter detective who blurs the line of right and wrong to get the case solved. Now that's not to say they are squeaky clean and won't cross that line but Olivier Bosman doesn't just follow a noir recipe to tell these stories. Gay Noir is a win-win from beginning to end that left me wanting more.