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Shock to the System (The Donald Strachey Mystery series Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Stevenson
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New Adult Fiction by Rainbow Rowell
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Book Description

Young Paul Haig dies after hiring PI Donald Strachey. Despite his dislike of her, Strachey agrees with the boy's homophobic mother: Paul didn't commit suicide. But, she clings to deep denial about her son's sexual orientation. Conversion therapy - interventions to create ex-gays - get the once over in this Strachey mystery, and it ain't a pretty sight. (Don't let the HereTV adaptation of this story put you off this title.)
(Originally aired on HereTV; originally published 1995.)

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  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: MLR Press,LLC (October 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0045OUQM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery! May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the 5th Strachey. I love this series, all good mysteries, with relatable characters and a good plot. Don is a guy one can really count on, proud (in the best sense) and unapologetic. His relationship with Timmy is in the background but the few dialogues they do share are clever and full of their own humor and tenderness. The writing is wonderful, as usual, i highly recommend this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars shock to the system September 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Detective novels are among my favorite reads. The Don Strachey series is fantastic. This one is no exception. Check out the movie too. All four of the films diverge from the books a bit, but they still work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Patience was rewarded! January 8, 2012
By Shawn W
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In the electronic age, I still bought this one in print for my collection. I must admit that I'm gay and originally from Albany so I have a special affection for this series, but I think that it would appeal to everyone! Richard does a great job with each book. You can start anywhere in the series and not miss out. I really hope these guys get married now that it is legal in NY!
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