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Cockeyed : a Donald Strachey mystery

Author: Richard Stevenson
Publisher: Albion, NY : MLR Press, LLC, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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When Hunny 'You go, girl!' Van Horn, Albany's flaming-est flamer, wins the state lottery's first billion-dollar payout, it's PI Don Strachey who's brought in to deal with the skeletons, some of them violent, that come crashing out of Hunny's non-closet.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stevenson
ISBN: 9781608200962 1608200965
OCLC Number: 663950797
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Mystery) 2010
Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Mystery) 2011
Description: 215 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: the god of light and the cinema eye; 1. A certain tendency in classical philology; 2. Divine epiphanies: Apollo and the Muses; 3. The complexities of Oedipus; 4. Patriotism and war: 'Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country'; 5. Helen of Troy: marriage and adultery according to Hollywood; 6. Women in love; Epilogues: 'Bright shines the light'; Bibliography; Index.
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