The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse (gay science fiction mystery)

The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse (gay science fiction mystery)

by Keith Hartman

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Overview

Welcome to 21st century Atlanta!

During your stay, depending on your tastes, you can cruise gay midtown (I hear that the Inquisition Health Club has introduced manacles and chains to the aerobics class) or check out the Reverend-Senator Stonewall's headquarters at Freedom Plaza (watch out for the Christian Militia guarding it, though) or attend a sky-clad Wiccan sabbat (by invitation only). Avoid the courthouse, where the Cherokee have turned out in full war-paint to renegotiate a nineteenth century land deal. Also stay away from all cemeteries, at least until the police find out why someone is disinterring and crucifying corpses.

As you can tell, this is a lively novel, full of intricate plotting and engaging off-beat characters. Among the latter are a gay detective, a Wiccan family, an ambitious televangelist with an eye on the White House, an artist whose medium is flesh and blood, a Cherokee drag queen--and then there's poor Benji, who would just like to make it to his fifteenth birthday, assuming the MIBS don't get him first or his Baptist parents don't ground him for life because his new girlfriend is a witch.
Oh yes, I enjoyed this novel. Very much. It's a deft, unusual combination of mystery, social commentary, fantasy, and humor. I couldn't have told you where it was going until the last chapter, but I kept reading faster and faster to find out.
--P.C. Hodgell

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012490476
Publisher: Pyramid Press
Publication date: 05/05/2011
Series: Gumshoe , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 526
Sales rank: 183,486
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Keith Hartman is the award winning author of "The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse", "Gumshoe Gorilla", and "Murder Under the Buried Sky". He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, the indie comedy YOU SHOULD MEET MY SON!

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Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book, I love how he juggles the veiwpoints of the different chars and especially liked that little plot twist at the end.
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