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“Darkwater House”, an underwhelming murder mystery with a nice romantic side-plot

| English | The suspense was rather wanting as I knew very quickly who was the culprit. Some secondary characters could have been fleshed out in a shadier way perhaps, some scenes driven to more thrilling peaks. As it was, …
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Four other reviews on NetGalley

| English | Yes, from time to time I request (and get) free copies via NetGalley, and not all of them concern novels or short story collections. I’m also fascinated by history books and gladly leave a review whenever a …
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“Lot”, winner of the Lambda Literary Award 2020

| English | In large parts, this is a bleak read. Swear words, drugs, violence, murders, betrayals, lost hopes abound. Dialogs are often bereft of meaningful exchanges; they are also devoid of quotation marks as if to signal the absence …
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“American Revolution” reviewed for RBR

| English | A well-written, well-paced, joyfully twisty-turny political thriller with murders, threats, and dangerous situations left, right, and center, that more than once rang almost too true for me to be entirely invented. The entire review on http://www.rainbow-reviews.com/book-reviews/american-revolution-a-philip-kristopher-gay-mystery-by-byrne-fone-at-perigord-books
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“A Cry in the Desert”, une dystopie glaçante

| Français | Encore une critique d’un livre dystopique, glaçant, cruel, et peut-être pas si loin de ce qui pourrait vraiment être. Tout sur A Cry in the Desert, republié par ReQueered Tales, sur http://livresgay.fr/a-cry-in-the-desert-de-parisdude
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“Lord of Order” by Brett Riley—a review

| English | I’m now also writing reviews on NetGalley under the name of Dieter M. As some of the reviewed books are not related to LGBTQ+ themes and may therefore not be published on Rainbow Book Reviews, I take …
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“Queers Who Don’t Quit”

| English | In this collection of seventeen short stories, the whole spectrum of the LGBTQ+-community is represented. Variety of voices, variety of genres, variety of settings, too. An entertaining and thought-provoking read I recommend without a moment’s hesitation. Find …
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“Comment j’ai atterri dans le lit de noces de mon meilleur ami”

| Français | Ceci n’est ni un roman à prendre trop au sérieux ni un roman qui se prend au sérieux. C’est une petite histoire drôle écrite pour le simple divertissement du lecteur, louable entreprise s’il en est. J’avoue aussi, …
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“The Bright Lands”, a chillingly good novel

| English | An exciting book—a real page-turner where I rushed through the paragraphs with bated breath, dreading what was lying ahead and at the same time needing to find out as fast as possible. The (young) author did an …
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“Death of a Diva” for Rainbow Book Reviews

| English | All the ingredients for an excellent and funny book are there, and I have to admit: Derek Farrell didn’t disappoint me. “Quite fun”, as the blurb proclaims, doesn’t even nail it approximately. I simply loved the book …
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“The Blue Star” read and reviewed…

| English | An interesting and intriguing read, albeit a rather difficult book to review, with many developments and twists, many levels and layers, less a linear plot (or two) than the perfect depiction of places at a certain time, …
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“Death Of A Diva”, une tranche de franche rigolade

| Français | Une histoire qu’Agatha Christie aurait pu imaginer si elle était née dans les années soixante et avait un penchant pour les histoires un peu plus olé-olé que les siennes, certes excellentes, le tout raconté dans un style …
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