Today I’m bringing you my thoughts on the FIFTH book in the Soho Noir series from TS Hunter and Red Dog Press (find my previous posts here).
This is a series of super short but super jam-packed crime stories set in 1980s Soho. There’s a strong LGBT theme running throughout the series, and I am (spoiler alert) LOVING them.
Let me give you a little blurb for Killer Queen:
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
It’s 1988. A mild summer after a turbulent political year for LGBT rights. While working as an assistant to a successful Theatre Director, Joe Stone finds himself unwittingly embroiled in another murder investigation.
Lexi Goode, a young, up and coming actress has her bright future cut short when she is found murdered in her exclusive top floor apartment in the posh end of Soho. Knowing that the police are as racist as they are homophobic, Joe and Russell inevitably take it on themselves to investigate what happened to the young woman.
Along the way they discover illicit liaisons, a string of admirers, a secret life that was helping to pay for the glamorous lifestyle no young actress should have been able to afford. But who would want to kill Lexi?
Finding the answer to that question puts Joe in mortal danger and a young police officer in an awkward position.
Killer Queen has turned out to be another fantastic, engrossing read with characters you care about a plot that makes you not want to put the book down.
At just over 100 pages, these are great stories for when you’re on-the-go, for when you’re trying to get over a bit of a reading slump or just if you want a really good story.
Get yours now from Red Dog Press – at only £4.99 a book they are fantastic value! (And the set looks FABULOUS together with those rainbow spines)
I really really recommend this whole series – if you’ve read any of them I’m keen to hear your thoughts!
Over and out,