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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Butcher's Son (A Dick Hardesty Mystery) (Volume 1)

The Butcher's Son - Dorien Grey This is the first novel in a mystery/detective series starring Dick Hardesty, a PR writer, coordinator turned private dick. In the Butcher's Son, the plot is centered around the bid for governor's by the Chief of Police, a known right wing politician. Dick gets involved with the Chief's campaign and tries his best to undermine his employer's efforts to get the Chief elected. Including befriending the Chief's son who sends Dick's radar pinging like mad. I should have seen the ending coming but didn't. That tells me Grey advanced the plot in a way that wasn't obvious and smart. It's a good murder/mystery set in LA gay community right after Stonewall. Very well written. I'll eventually read the next ones in the series.