False Confessions

False Confessions CATCH A KILLER No one needed this a serial killer who left his victims naked but for dozens of long murderous needles Doug Orlando the New York cop who had the guts to come out of the closet was de

  • Title: False Confessions
  • Author: Steve Neil Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780451403834
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • CATCH A KILLER No one needed this a serial killer who left his victims naked but for dozens of long, murderous needles Doug Orlando, the New York cop who had the guts to come out of the closet, was desperately trying to crack the case when another murder came his way A priest had been found before his altar, bludgeoned with a bat Were the two cases connected OrlandoCATCH A KILLER No one needed this a serial killer who left his victims naked but for dozens of long, murderous needles Doug Orlando, the New York cop who had the guts to come out of the closet, was desperately trying to crack the case when another murder came his way A priest had been found before his altar, bludgeoned with a bat Were the two cases connected Orlando s search led him through the underside of modern, urban Catholicism to New York s S M playgrounds, and a tattoo parlor that left its own unique mark on its patrons But the closer Orlando got to the truth, the he came face to face with something far dangerous a cop with murder in his soul

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    1. Another great mystery by Steve Neil Johnson!!! Detective Doug Orlando is on the case of a serial killer who is targeting gay men who are into the piercing and tattooing scene. They are murdered in a most horrendous way but the killer has revealed himself by confessing to a local priest.Orlando wants the priest to disclose what he has found out but the priest refuses to break the confidentiality of confession and before Orlando can persuade him the priest is murdered.As usual Orlando works alone [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this second book in the Doug Orlando Mystery series.Once again, Doug has to solve a new case while being harassed by Briggs the rogue cop, who has now completed his six month suspension. In the midst of an investigation into the grisly serial murders of local gay men Doug has to deal with the death of a local parish priest. The Catholic Church plays a major role in this story. It has a lot to answer for when it comes to its treatment of LGBT people.Doug's lover becomes involved [...]

    3. I first read both these books almost twenty years ago when they first came out. I loved them then, but I have to say, they've actually improved with age because they do such an incredible job of evoking what New York was like back in the early 1990s. It's so fascinating to see how some of the neighborhoods have changed, and how some things never seem to change, like the hostilities and prejudices of different minority groups all squeezed together in a high-density area like Brooklyn.

    4. I read this and the first of the series back to back sitting in various airports and on planes for the past few days. Enjoyable enough mysteries and interesting characters but not so taxing that I wasn't able to people watch every now and then and forget what was going on when I would finally go back to reading. The anti-Catholic church diatribes, while appropriate for the characters, were a little tiresome after a while so I just skimmed until the plot was moving along again. But honestly, as I [...]

    5. I fell in love with the characters in these books, not just the protagonist, tough homicide cop Doug Orlando and his romantic partner Stewart, but the whole lively cast of supporting characters. Steve Neil Johnson shows such a love for his characters and the varied neighborhoods in Brooklyn where the mystery takes place. Hard hitting and strongly written, with a sharp eye for the foibles of humanity, but also laced with humor.

    6. I've never even been to Brooklyn but I feel like I've lived there and have hung out in the diverse neighborhoods after reading Final Atonement and False Confessions. The descriptions are so vivid and the characters so real, and even though the books are on serious subjects Steve Neil Johnson lightens them with humor. I found these books to be clever, razor-sharp, and just so enjoyable.

    7. This is one of the best mystery series I've ever read. Nobody does a better job of capturing the tentions between minority groups in New York City than Steve Neil Johnson in the Doug Orlando mysteries. New editions of these classic books came out recently (Kindle and Nook, too)and I recommned them to everyone who likes gritty crime fiction. Sharply written, fast paced, with great characters.

    8. It's a good readI liked detective Orlando, the consummate good guy cop who happened to be gay. Good character development. Only problem I had was with some of the descriptive narrative, as if the author was trying too hard.

    9. Much better than the first Doug Orlando, wish the series hadn't ended. Builds up a good deal of tension and suspense. Hard to put down.

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