Cobalt (An Alyson Mystery)

Cobalt (An Alyson Mystery)The Two Sometimes Detectives From VERMILION Have Teamed Up Again For A Summer Of Fun In Provincetown While Valentine Browses For Mr Right, Clarisse Nabs A Hunky Cop All Her Own But Suddenly Suspicion Burns Hotter Than The Sun As A String Of Murders Mars The Merriment And Somehwere In The Endless Secrets, Jealousies, And Lies Behind The Beautiful Faces Around Them Is A Motive For Murder. Funny and cute.Not as good as the first one but I liked it. I like this series such a strange period piece But the San Francisco public library only has non circulating copies of the next and last two books in the series Have to figure out how I m going to read those. Well, Valentin and Clarissa are now at Provincetown for the summer Valentin working as a bartender and cruising as if the world was about to end Clarissa, working in a tourist trap that sells the tasteless knickknacks that even the evilest person in the Universe couldn t imagine But at least she had nabbed a hot cop for herself.Now, if she were to stop finding dead bodies, well everywhere that would be nice, too.This is funny, entertaining and well written, with Clarissa on the lead, trying to find what s really going on while Valentine refuses to acknowledge any possibility that the deaths are another thing than accidents or suicides
A breezy early eighties Thin Man style murder mystery set in the gay bars along Commercial Street in Ptown Extremely lightweight the just emerging AIDS crisis goes unmentioned but is what it is an entertaining beach read while literally lying on Long Point beach across from Provincetown Harbor And it turns out it s written by one of my favorite 1980s horror writers, Michael McDowell Okay, I already knew that and it s th
Cobalt is the 3rd book in the Daniel Valentine Clarissa Lovelace mysteries In this episode the intrepid adventuring roommates go to Provincetown MA for the season Clarissa takes a job in a tacky gift shoppe to meet expenses over the summer The description of the contents of the shop cause you to laugh and cringe at the same time Clarissa begins accidentally decimating the sto
I thought this pulpy gay mystery from the early 80 s would be a fun read for a weekend getaway But it s pretty terrible.I get that rejection of traditional norms was important to the evolution of the gay movement, in much the same way that a rebelious teen questions his parents values while forming his own identity But the characters here aren t free, they re just slutty and self satisfied Boring
This book is fun, lots of fun, brining back happy memories of summer life in Provincetown The story starts with a party in Ptown and everyone is dressed up as their favourite evil characters with plenty of gay camp to go around The mystery is secondary to the story, I know who did it after reading the b
Second Review To kick off Pride Month, I revisited this Nathan Aldyne gem On my second read, it was still a delightful slice of summer Provincetown makes for a great setting, and the mystery involving secret trysts, drugs, drag, and bodies on the beach and poolside makes for a cheeky,
Published in 1981, it is very much of its time Before AIDS became news In its own way, it mirrors Kramer s Faggots , less direct but very much a parody of the gay community, in this case as seen through a very pink filter It s witty, especially in the banter between to two leads. Just a fun, campy romp through 80s Boston and Provincetown gay life as the setting for this Thin Man style noir reluctant detective novel.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Cobalt (An Alyson Mystery)
  • Nathan Aldyne
  • English
  • 03 March 2018
  • 9780345327055