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Review 'A great lazy-day read.' -- The Advocate'More than just a first-rate murder mystery.' -- The New York Native 'Well written and compelling.' -- Newsday Death Trick is one of a select group of mysteries that I reread every couple of years. Its Chandler-esque wisecracks always make me laugh and its late 1970s picture of raucous and exuberant gay nightlife always makes me mourn anew the brevity of that pre-AIDS golden age. In Death Trick, Richard Stevenson, like his contemporaries Robert B. Parker and Sara Para Paretsky, began transforming the traditional politics of the hard-boiled form. -- Maureen Corrigan, Book Critic, 'Fresh Air,' National Public RadioOf all the gay mystery writers of the past twenty years, Richard Stevenson is the most underestimated but may be the best of the lot. His books are wise and witty and in Don Strachey he has created a wonderful character who is a lot less dour than most private investigators and a lot more fun to spend time with. I'm glad to see him back in action.' -- Michael Nava, Author of the Henry Rios mysteries --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more