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Friday, September 26, 2008


Infinity Publishing
West Conshohocken, PA
Genre: Fiction/Mystery
Rating: Very Good
ISBN: 0741449722, $16.95, 288 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"Someone is killing the A-List actors of Hollywood and leaving a defaced DVD of one of their films at the crime scene. Follow Detective Frank Callahan, a big, rough and tumble sort of guy who happens to be gay, as he pursues the DVD killer through bath houses and cruising grounds, on a chase around Magic Mountain, and other L.A. landmarks. Witness Callahan’s evolution from a seeker of personal glory to team player and his monumental showdown with a gay-bashing rival detective. Good, old-fashioned police work leads to the killer’s downfall in a climax reminiscent of Hollywood’s legendary gangster films."

I enjoyed The DVD Murders very much. As always...nothing is simple–the human condition is complex and multi-faceted. Bob Frey does an excellent job of portraying his gay protagonist and aspects of the gay lifestyle. The "gay" element of this mystery certainly gives the novel a unique twist, adds some humor and insight. You may not like all you learn from this novel, but at least you’ll come away with a better understanding. Yes, I would recommend this book on many levels.

Kaye Trout - September 26, 2008