A serial killer is targeting gay men, preying on them in popular bars and parks. Assigned to the case, rookie cop Pat St. James feels all too close to the victims. He´s gay and firmly in the closet at work. Pat and his fellow cop, Hank, are hanging out in bars, trying to get a lead on the killer. At the same time, Pat´s looking for Mr. Right – juggling three men, hoping he´ll find the perfect match for himself. He picked up Bill at a bar; Dean´s a longtime friend. And in yet another ironic twist, his partner, Hank, is also gay and on the list of possible beaus. As the killer continues to rampage, strangling and raping his victims, Pat has to focus on his work and hope that his personal life survives the stress. But when his hopes and dreams for happiness overlap with the investigation, Pat may be headed for big trouble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tunic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000022/bk_huds_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author. Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust. Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst - but who? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007199/bk_harp_007199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pickup Murder is a contemporary, character-driven mystery that begins with the discovery of a naked male body in the canal system of Wilton Manors, known as ´´The Gay Village´´, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Josh Roberts, a former Green Beret, and Sydney Paretti, a seasoned detective, are the lead investigators from the Broward County Sheriff´s Office. Their initial investigation led them to believe that the victim was the subject of a pickup murder, but after a second body was found with a similar modus operandi, they became concerned with the possibility that the murders were the result of hate crimes. The investigation turned to Washington, D. C., when it was discovered that the first victim was a Senatorial staffer. The investigators are then led into a web of deceit and political intrigue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Bumbak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105442/bk_acx0_105442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Oil Shocks´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: The real cause of the Gulf disaster?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Basta´´, by Gay Talese: The closing of a famous New York restaurant that´s been frozen in time for sixty years. ´´Doctor, Doctor´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Celebrity dropouts finally get degrees. LETTER FROM MEXICO´´Silver of Lead´´, by William Finnegan: The drug cartel La Familia gives local officials a choice: Take a bribe or a bullet.MEDICAL DISPATCH´´The Plastic Panic´´, by Jerome Groopman: How worried should we be about everyday chemicals? THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Epic Struggles´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Prince of Persia and John Rabe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100526/pe_nyer_100526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pantomime director Libby Sarjeant has her hands full combining direction and detection when she’s asked to look into threatening letters sent to Harry’s gay friend Cy. At first she believes it to be a simple case of prejudice, but soon Libby uncovers links to particularly nasty crimes in the past, revelations that have catastrophic effects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001424/bk_isis_001424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of 31 men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic - families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors´ needs - revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002121/bk_high_002121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay and Lesbian Ghosts is a collection of eerie locales worldwide with a queer bent, combining historical fact and unearthly encounters from across the United States, as well as around the globe. From haunted bars in New Orleans to a haunted theater in London, this guide encompasses the other side of the supernatural. The stories range from the serious, from brutal murders in rural Georgia, to the light-hearted, including the male spirit who enjoys unzipping men´s trousers at a British pub. Ghosts of legendary celebrities intermingle with ordinary individuals. Along with these queer spirits are many businesses, either gay-owned or catering to a gay/lesbian clientele, experiencing hauntings. Clubs and bars hide more than shy young lovers in their darkened corners. Countless bed and breakfasts have otherworldly guests staying the night. Behind the shadows and doors of societal homophobia hide find pink phantoms and lavender apparitions in cities and towns spread across the globe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert M. Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010207/bk_acx0_010207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds, but he knows he may not beat the clock. So he’s decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day. The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot in Hollywood, a gay, mob-run dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives. Body by body, death by death, Marshall finds himself pulled into a web of murder, deceit, and crime, with a psychopath waiting at the center of it all. Marshall falls for the cop who is investigating him, not knowing if their relationship will survive or even if he´ll come out of this alive. Find out before last call comes around, in Murder at the Paisley Parrot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Wolinsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112067/bk_acx0_112067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mass murder and romance. Not a typical combination. John Smith shrugs off his old grey life one day and decides to plan and carry out the largest act of mass murder by one single individual in the history of man. He devises a plan that will take a year to accomplish by himself. On the day of the annual gay pride parade, he will watch from the distance as San Francisco is systematically destroyed by his own hand, culminating in a mile-long inferno along the route of the annual gay pride parade. He´s well on his way to success when unexpected people enter his life, and it suddenly is no longer a question of if he can do it but whether he can stop it once the gears have been set in motion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Liebenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047293/bk_acx0_047293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1935, but this is an America where cross-dressing goes almost unremarked, often unnoticed, and gay relationships are mundane; gay marriage, a quotidian fact of life. Famed chef and female impersonator Pancetta Brulee of New Orleans has been hired to cater a gay engagement party for two prominent grooms at the infamous Faux Pas Island and the Robicheaux estate. Both the family and island have a terrible past, and most Cajuns and Creoles avoid the place like the plague. Pancetta attends the weekend engagement party, only to be faced with a gory murder. The family enlists her and her gorgeous yet restless ex, who happens to be on the island as a groundskeeper. The two embark on a strenuous search for the truth of a tragic Saturday night. Among the suspects are a disillusioned fiancé, a Hollywood starlet sister-in-law, an old family friend and admirer of the deceased, a godmother and countess of Romania, a disapproving mother and father, and a spurned lover of the dead man who has long been a rival for his father´s affections. Murder on Faux Pas Island unfolds as a yarn with campy humor and a hint of romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Lusignolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051561/bk_acx0_051561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.