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The Yellow Canary LA After Midnight uartet #1Tted suicide The Yellow MOBI #207 in custody and Paul knows it was murder he risks everything to uncover the truth Thrown together with a strikingly handsome vice cop with a dark past the two men race to expose a conspiracy at the highest levels o. Back in the day the early 90's Johnson wrote a couple of mysteries starring a gay NYC cop It's been a while since I've read them but I remember enjoying them I think they were solid if not exactly spectacular A third was advertised but never happened which was kind of disapppointingAnyway I was pleased to find this new ebook on The Yellow Canary follows a pretty familiar noir blueprint corrupt cops shady land deals a B movie starlet who is both and less than the public perceives her to be but adds a gay romantic triangle I had a little trouble keeping the characters straight so to speak in the beginning but the story really picks up steam as it rolls along and the last third is very hard to put down The same with the love triangle I thought the romantic complications seemed a bit forced at first but the resolution is satisfyingPulp fun Recommended to noir fans

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The Yellow Canary LA After Midnight uartet #1 Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à ❮Reading❯ ➾ The Yellow Canary LA After Midnight uartet #1 Author Steve Neil Johnson – Los Angeles 1956 It's a dangerous time to be gay Nobody knowsF government that Yellow Canary LA Kindle #211 threatens to tear the city apart THE YELLOW CANARY is the first book in The LA AFTER MIDNIGHT uartet a four book four decade spanning saga of gay life from the s to the s in America's most corrupt cit. Good story well toldI like the description of time and place but would have preferred edgier less obvious charactersations

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Los Angeles It's a dangerous time Canary LA eBook #180 to be gay Nobody knows that better than closeted prosecutor Paul Winters the rising star in the LA District Attorney's office But when the police insist a gay man arrested for soliciting commi. Full Reviewage on Prism Book Alliance®Most mysteries I read which aren’t many because I end up not giving a fig about what’s happening because there’s not a lot of “there” there Not at all the case here Calling all mystery lovers this is a book for you Jim Blake stood at the top of the stairs the double brass doors swinging shut behind him On the wall above him the words LOS ANGELES CITY JAIL were carved in stone flanked by stylized palm tree bas reliefs The wind chattered in trees along the parking strip and again a lock of wavy hair fell across the vice cop’s foreheadWithin the first few pages I was already in love with the language and writing style of this author Pretty easy to see why eh Paul Winters Assistant DA in LA that’s him up there describing Jim Blake Don’t worry the tables are turned and we get just what Jim Blake experiences as well Both of these guys along with Dr hah Stone mobster Fischer Paul’s boyfriend David Jim’s regrets Jeannie and Pat Alfred oh my goodness how I love Alfred the dirty cops the cops trying to remain clean all of them speak to the plethora of characters that support this story The key to keeping all of these characters and the many moving parts of this mystery in one coherent headspace There isn’t one Johnson does it for you I had no difficulty swimming through the emotions actions decisions and conseuences of such as they all swirled around me Goodness this author can paint a picture with his words creating shadows and glaring lights causing the unflinching to flinch and the indecision forcing life changing decisions I loved it allJust as uickly the mystery kicked off There were at least three possible suspects with dozens on the way given the circumstances surrounding the initial crime This is how you pen a mystery folks What it appears to be might not be the case at allA large part of this story is also a heart breaking upsetting and unfortunately accurate electric current of reality running through all parts If you weren’t a white straight well to do male in the mid 1950’s you were treated legally and culturally as lesser than with life altering conseuences ones that wrecked lives heaping fear in giant unavoidable piles on top of those daily lives Normally I’m able to set aside my contemporary self while reading a historical novel Not here It’s all very close to home unapologetic in its reality Arrests punishment and death were all results experienced by so many for simply loving someone whom society deemed incorrect inappropriate unacceptable abhorrent My contemporary self was constantly warring with my understanding of history self Once he got his foot in the door with the LAPD Stone envisioned obtaining contracts with the courts to expand his private practice to accommodate thousands of these homosexuals in group therapy sessions to cure the malignancy and not just in Los AngelesYeah The author pulls no punches no blurring the edges no compromising the truth of not just opinions but the practical application of those opinions and the lives they attempted to ruin Some they didGetting back to the mystery I must reiterate how well it’s constructed never giving anything away early keeping all of the known facts and characters in logical order and place I never once felt overwhelmed by detail in anything that even had a whiff of attempting to corral all of those moving parts They’re organically dispensed those details everything unfolding before my eyes one flap of the map flipped open at a timeThe relationships and the friendships no matter the type all felt real doing their parts to carry and strengthen the story and its emotional impact Believe me there be impact here Paul and Jim are the focus as it were but the mystery and the crimes committed are the ropes threatening to pull them apart and into pieces The ending Heart pounding emotional uiet and thrilling Will they survive Who does survive Who’s behind the whole thing Who can Jim trust Who can Paul trust Can they trust each other What will become of Victoria Alfred and David My gosh so many uestions and I loved experiencing the answers just as much as the uestions themselvesAs soon as I finished reading this I bought “The Black Cat” the second book that takes place in this universe I cannot wait to start it and see how all of these people are doing what they’re doing and where they’re doing itKey references in the novel which I include here to give you an idea of the high uality of the sense of place emotion and truth woven all throughout this novelMagnus Hirschfeld CollectionfoundsforgThe author’s acknowledgmentsThis book wouldn’t have been possible without the extraordinary work of the following historians and memoirists Jonathan Katz Gay American History; John D’Emilio Sexual Politics Sexual Communities; Stuart Timmons The Trouble with Harry Hay; Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons Gay LA; Helen P Branson and Will Fellows Gay Bar; John Buntin LA Noir I thank you allETA Recommended Read on PBA for May 2015