In Washington, D.C., to view the AIDS Memorial Quilt, gay P.I. Donald Strachey, his lover, Timme, and their friend Maynard discover a panel for an ex-lover of Maynard. The trouble is that the ex-lover isn't dead. Shortly thereafter, Maynard is gunned down in his driveway in a seemingly random attack. But the timing of the attack is too perfect for Strachey to believe it is conincidental, and he must find out what secrets lie behind the ex-lovers's disappearance before the unseen attackers turn their attention toward Timmy and Strachey himself.
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"A gripping, fast paced mystery." - BooklistFrom Kirkus Reviews:
No doubt it's an honor to have your square included in the AIDS Memorial Quilt, but one Maynard Sudbury thinks its a little premature in the case of his long-ago lover Jim Suter (``1956-1996''), who isn't dead yet, or even HIV-positive. And Maynard's friend Donald Strachey (Chain of Fools, 1996, etc.) can't help wondering about the import of one design element in Jim's square--several pages of Jim's old campaign bio of right-wing Pennsylvania Congresswoman Betty Krumfutz, especially when Krumfutz is spotted surreptitiously ripping the pages from the square, and Maynard, a foreign correspondent who's survived Hanoi and Beirut, is shot outside his D.C. apartment later that day. Who could've been in such a hurry to bury Jim Suter? Strachey and his lover Timmy Callahan take a closer look at the background of this marvelously unprincipled writer-for-hire and discover any number of people, sporting a nicely variegated bunch of motives, who'd lift a cheerful glass to his passing. In fact, the main mystery here, given the number of corpses past and future--Stevenson is still spinning out complications as the final curtain's descending--may be why Jim Suter hasn't died yet. Solid, satisfyingly paranoid plotting, marred only by its tendency to save the juiciest secrets for the very last act. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Stonewall Inn Mysteries, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312243286
Book Description Stonewall Inn Mysteries. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312243286 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1022346