Dorien Grey (1933–2015)

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Tekijän teokset

His Name Is John (2008) 66 kappaletta
The Butcher's Son (2001) 62 kappaletta
The Ninth Man (2000) 46 kappaletta
The Good Cop (2002) 45 kappaletta
The Hired Man (2002) 43 kappaletta
The Bar Watcher (2001) 39 kappaletta
The Paper Mirror (2005) 39 kappaletta
The Bottle Ghosts (2003) 37 kappaletta
Aaron's Wait (2009) 37 kappaletta
The Role Players (2004) 35 kappaletta
The Angel Singers (2008) 34 kappaletta
The Dream Ender (2007) 34 kappaletta
The Dirt Peddler (2003) 31 kappaletta
The Popsicle Tree (2005) 31 kappaletta
The Secret Keeper (2009) 27 kappaletta
Calico (2004) 26 kappaletta
Dante's Circle (2012) 24 kappaletta
The Peripheral Son (2011) 21 kappaletta
The Serpent's Tongue (2014) 14 kappaletta

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Roger Margason
Northern Illinois University
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Roger Margason, who used the pseudonym of Dorien Grey, was an openly gay American author, (born in Northern Illinois). Margason served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in English. He died on November 1, 2015.

Margason was the author of the fourteen-book Dick Hardesty mystery series, which received a WordWeaving Series of Excellence award, and four of which have been finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. He was also the author of the four-book Elliott Smith Paranormal Mystery series. In addition to his two series, he had a stand-alone gay western/romance/adventure novel, Calico, aimed at young adults and traditional western buffs; Short Circuits: A Life in Blogs; Dreams of a Calico Mouse, a book of poetry; and A World Ago: a Navy Man's Letters Home, 1954-1956.



3-1/2 stars
Though a good read in the end, this one is a bit of a slog with a slow build/set up, but the characters are realistic and solid people. Unfortunately, I didn't find the main characters, Elliot and his companion ghost, John, compelling enough to keep my attention for long, which is why it took so long to read. I am, however, willing to read another Dorien Grey book in the future.
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fuzzipueo | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 24, 2022 |
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Lillian_Francis | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 26, 2021 |
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Lillian_Francis | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2021 |
Not having the time to read much lately, I read the first book in this series, and so I know who Elliott Smith is and his background, and who is Steve, Elliott's partner, the whys and whens of their relationship. At book 4, Elliott and Steve are a steady couple, and I have to say I enjoyed reading about their "ordinary" relationship; they were extraordinary in being an ordinary couple in a romance thriller setting. Elliott, playing PI, isn't ultra-charming, uber-hot or any other superlative adjective. Maybe Steve, from what I gather, is on the handsome side of beauty, but even him, althought an artist, is struggling with a day job and with an uncertain future as newby gallery owner.

Another interesting plot device was having the victim, still alive for a good part of the book; that gave the reader the chance to know him, and in a way hating and loving him at the same time. Dante is very handsome, very talented and a total prissy diva. He is unpolite, egoist, a liar... but in the end, when he is killed, I felt pity for him, like he didn't have a chance to prove he was better than what he appeared. And then, it was a waste of talent and beauty.

Beside, all the possible culprits were nice characters, and I didn't want for anyone of them to be the murderer. And yes, when I found out who they were, again, I was sad for them, till the end I wanted a turn of the tables telling me I was wrong, but that didn't happen.

How it was possible to like both the victim than the murder? to want for both of them an impossible happy ending? that is probably the best achievement of this book and author.
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