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Queer Street (A Jake Rossiter & Miss Jenkins Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition
"Colbert's cunning genius and shar"Energetically Evokes the best of classic noir fiction" The Seattle Timesp wit place him among the stars of the genre. Read him now or be square." Skye Moody
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Now faced with a night in jail, a disappearing client, conflicting alibis, and more suspects than you can shake a feathered boa at, Jake sets out to dig up the dirt behind Trixie's murder. As the leads start to unravel, the case takes Jake from the opulent hallways of high society moguls to the esteemed chambers of judicial bigwigs and right on down to the back rooms of unctuous crime bosses. And at each stop there's someone new throwing cash Jake's way to take care of their troubles.
Already stretched pretty thin, Jake's caught off guard by the increased attentions of Miss Jenkins--who has more on her mind than detecting--and Heine Heinselman, Jake's best friend and trusted sidekick, who's gone head over heels over a dame--a dame he's supposed to be gathering evidence against.
With all these distractions, it's all our man Jake can do to dodge the punches and keep from getting knocked right to queer street.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B087JYY913
- Publisher : Epicenter Press (May 12, 2020)
- Publication date : May 12, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 493 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 198 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1941890733
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,656,816 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Queer Street starts off as a murder case, but a risque complication is added to the case, with the setting among the wild world of homosexuals and female impersonators, a side of life that was far from accepted in the 1950s. The case progresses to the exposure of blackmail, protection rackets and some goings on in the more seamy parts of Seattle, parts that Jake would have preferred not to have learned about.
Great effort has been made by Curt Colbert to recreate the feel of a 1950's pulp detective story with the dialogue so authentic it could be mistaken as coming out of the mouth of Mike Hammer. Jake Rossiter's narrative is droll with a heavy tough-guy attitude indicating that he's proud of the fact that he can take a punch and down his fair share of Cutty Sark. Sure, at times it comes across as cliched, but as a lover of the old-style pulps I found that this is one of the endearing aspects of the story.
Although this is most certainly a hardboiled private investigator story as told by a hardened gumshoe, there is a consistent humorous tone to the book as Jake seems to find himself in numerous compromising situations. Queer Street and indeed the entire series, is ideal for people who love reading no-nonsense detective novels, the pulpier the better.