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ISBN:
1608200132
Author:
Richard Stevenson
Category:
Mystery & Thrillers
Language:
English
Publisher:
MLR Press (October 8, 2009)
Pages:
284 pages
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1827 kb
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1911 kb
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1963 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
263


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Watching me with no particular expression, she said, Gary has vanished in Thailand with thirty-eight million dollars

Richard Stevenson The 38 Million Dollar Smile CHAPTER ONE Mr. Strachey, do you believe in reincarnation? I’ve never given it much thought. So you won’t mind my telling you, I think the whole idea is perfectly absurd. It had been Ellen Griswold’s idea to meet in the bar at the Albany airport at six thirty. She was picking her husband up from the US Airways flight from Washington. Watching me with no particular expression, she said, Gary has vanished in Thailand with thirty-eight million dollars. I’d like you to find him, check to see if he is all right, and help him out if he isn’t.

The 38 Million Dollar. by Richard Stevenson. Richard Stevenson is the pseudonym of Richard Lipez, the author of nine books, including the Don Strachey private eye series. As with ll of Richard Stevenson's Donald Strachey Mysteries this one was a fun and light reading. A great summer escape. The Strachey books are being filmed by here!, the first gay television network.

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I liked that she drank beer She smiled rather sweetly

I liked that she drank beer. She had a large bottle of Indian Kingfisher she was working on, savoring each sip but without making a spectacle of it, like Timmy’s and my lesbian friends who drink beer while they inexplicably watch men play football on television. She smiled rather sweetly. Around the time Gary’s and my marriage was unraveling - largely because of his coming to terms with his being gay - Bill’s fell apart, too. He had married a Long Island JAP of a certain type when he was nineteen - a looker, a serious shopper, and not much else - and Bill needed somebody more stimulating.

Книга жанра: Детективы, Криминальные детективы. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. CHAPTER ONE. Mr. Strachey, do you believe in reincarnation? I’ve never given it much thought.

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.in the award-winning Donald Strachey Mystery Series.

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ISBN: 1608200132; Издательство: MLR Press in the award-winning Donald Strachey Mystery Series.

ISBN: 1608200132; Издательство: MLR Press. 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. См. также: Классическая и современная проза.

The 38 Million Dollar Smile. Author: Richard Stevenson.

Gadfly scion of Albany old money Gary Griswold goes missing in Thailand, and his ex-wife wants him found - with his 38 million dollars. Soon Albany's only gay PI, Don Strachey, is out of his element, and lover Timmy is out of his comfort zone combing the Land of Smiles for a man with unerring weakness for the poorest possible choice and a daft plan to buy 38 million dollars worth of good karma.
  • Groll
I don't read a lot of mysteries or as many GLBT fictions as I'd like. I review children's literature & the big boy books I get to read are few and far between. I always make room in my reading schedule for the Don Strachey mysteries (because I grew up--as a gay man--reading them).

I have to admit I had a few misgivings when I saw that Don & Timmy were not going to be in or near Albany (which has been nearly a character in its own right through out the series)...and being a Buddhist further misgivings at the golden Buddha on the cover--but Richard Stevenson (AKA Dick Lipez) came through with an enjoyable mystery...well, more of a thriller with plenty of dry wit & a touch of slapstick.

If you are a fan of the series, this is a must & if you are just a casual reader of gay mysteries (or mysteries in general really) this is a good bet. You don't need to know the characters to enjoy this, but knowing their history deepens the experience. Well worth your time (as are the movies on HERE!) Hopefully there will be more of both books and movies!
  • lolike
I was a little disappointed with this book. I've read everyone in the Donald Strachey series so far and this one was really hard for me to "swallow". There was a lot of action, and certainly many unexpected twists and turns, but the situations did not seem quite "believable" to me. As in the book "Cockeyed" I didn't care what happened to Donald's clients. I never got to the point where I liked them. To me they seemed to be "jerks". However, I say give it a chance.
  • Unde
I read this in one hours-long binge and loved it. The chemistry between Donald and Timmy is as vibrant as ever and the supporting cast is fantastic. The storyline is believable, interesting and unpredictable, but the resolution is very satisfying. This book also has the relative distinction of being a detective story that isn't a murder mystery, which gives it a different and interesting dynamic. I am thrilled to have read it and it definitely got me fired up for his next one.
  • Gom
good novel
  • Thiama
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
  • Hellblade
Most of the first 50% (kindle edition) does not further the plot and is boring. Around the half mark it gets interesting. At one point I was going to delete the copy, but stuck it out. Tim is barely mentioned. Richard has written better stories.
  • santa
When I found out that Richard Stevenson (Richard Lipez) was giving readers a new Donald Strachey mystery, I could hardly wait to read it. Long a fan of the Strachey mysteries, I really wanted to like this book. Although quirky characters abound in Stevenson's new offering (Rufus Pugh was a hoot.), I could never suspend disbelief long enough to step into the tale. Was it the setting? Was it the subject matter? I can't say exactly, but Gary Griswold, the man Strachey is hired to "protect" is either profoundly stupid or extremely naive. As a character, he seemed to lack dimension and believability. The bottom line is that I was disappointed in the characterizations and plot. This is one I won't be keeping on my bookshelf.
as usual, I always enjoy the Stevenson novels.