W. Stephen Gilbert

According to Wayne Gunn, author of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film, in Spiked, "London surrogate sleuth Sam Bone, the narrator, a closeted entertainment reporter, cannot save himself in a mystery set in fall 1982 An American actress commits suicide; Sam suspects it is a cover-up for murder. Once he starts snooping, a series of attempts are made on his life. Eventually he uncovers evidence of a 'Brown Ring,' a powerful cabal of 'queens in high places . . . , MPs, peers, industrialists, judges,' who will protect their closet by whatever means necessary, legal or illegal."

Spiked

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