False Confessions: A Doug Orlando Mystery

False Confessions: A Doug Orlando Mystery

by Steve Neil Johnson


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The bestselling crime novels of New York life in the early nineties are back. Gruff, weary, gay Brooklyn Homicide cop Doug Orlando is facing his most terrifying case: a serial killer who leaves his victims naked but for dozens of long, murderous needles. The victims were last seen at No Exit, a gay club catering to the piercing and tattooing scene. When a priest rumored to have heard the killer's confession-and refused to reveal his identity-is found bludgeoned before his altar, war ignites between the city's gay community and the power elite of the Church. Orlando's search leads him through the underside of modern, urban Catholicism to New York's S&M playgrounds, and to a tattoo parlor that leaves its own unique mark on its patrons. But can he solve the case before the city burns?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615525815
Publisher: Clutching Hand Books
Publication date: 08/29/2011
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

You can learn more about Steve Neil Johnson at his web site: SteveNeilJohnson.com. Steve is the author of the bestselling Doug Orlando mysteries, FINAL ATONEMENT (Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Mystery) and FALSE CONFESSIONS. The books grew out of his experiences working for the District Attorney of Brooklyn. His other books include the occult thriller THIS ENDLESS NIGHT, the young adult novel RAISING KANE, and the middle-grade book (under the pseudonym Rathbone Ravenford) EVERYBODY HATES EDGAR ALLAN POE! He was honored by ONE/National Gay & Lesbian Archives for his contributions to gay literature. He is a longtime resident of Los Angeles, where he is writing his four-book four-decade spanning saga of gay life from the 1950s to the 1980s, The L.A. AFTER MIDNIGHT Quartet. The first book in the series, THE YELLOW CANARY, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Mystery. The second book in the series, THE BLACK CAT, was recently published.

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