The Quarter Boys

The Quarter Boys The day that a tourist is discovered murdered in a guest house in New Orleans French Quarter Joel Faulkner an innocent year old from Mississippi arrives in town hoping to start a new life When h

  • Title: The Quarter Boys
  • Author: David Lennon
  • ISBN: 9781439263631
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • The day that a tourist is discovered murdered in a guest house in New Orleans French Quarter, Joel Faulkner, an innocent 23 year old from Mississippi, arrives in town hoping to start a new life When he meets homicide detective Michel Doucette, he feels his life is finally coming together but soon he finds himself being drawn into a world of drugs and prostitution, and diThe day that a tourist is discovered murdered in a guest house in New Orleans French Quarter, Joel Faulkner, an innocent 23 year old from Mississippi, arrives in town hoping to start a new life When he meets homicide detective Michel Doucette, he feels his life is finally coming together but soon he finds himself being drawn into a world of drugs and prostitution, and directly into the path of the killer When Michel and his partner, Alexandra Sassy Jones, are given the case, Michel sees it as a chance for a fresh start Little does he suspect that Joel s life depends on his finding the killer or foresee the personal sacrifices he ll have to make to succeed The Quarter Boys is the first in a series of novels featuring detectives Michel Doucette and Sassy Jones The second book, Echoes, won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery.

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    1. I got hooked by this book since the incipit: Father Kenneth Brennan lay face down on the bed of his hotel room. He was naked, his wrists and ankles bound to the scarred wooden posts of the bed. Now this is a vacation, he thought. “How does that feel, baby?” a soft voice purred near his right ear. “That feels great,” Brennan replied in his best husky, porn-star voice. “You’re so fucking hot.”Needless to say, Father Brennan won’t survive the first chapterNew Orleans, summer 2004. A [...]

    2. There is something I like more than gay romance and that is a good gay mystery with romance thrown in!!And I like it when I come across an author that is new for me and find that he has a series!!! It is so exciting. A bit like finding an undiscovered country. Reading then becomes an adventure as I discover new people, new stories and new lives. It is just so exciting!! Did I say that before?I know this might sound nerdy but I don't care!!!And here is a new author for me with a series of six mur [...]

    3. 2.3 StarsSo much meh I don't even wanna re-hash it; some of my reactions are in the updates if you wanna read them. On the whole it was a boring story, with a ridiculous plot and 2-dimensional characters I could never bring myself to care about. Joel acted like a pre-teen idiot most of the book (entirely TSTL) and Michel was just mired in too much angst about being gay (sort of).Everything meandered along, seemingly headed toward solving this crime with a few detours into the gay cultural meccas [...]

    4. What a good mystery! I love that it took place in New Orleans my favorite place to want to visit. Love the cast of characters from Sassy to Lady Chanel, and of course Michel& Joel. I was on the edge of my seat and this novel is really suspenseful. I only have to say that what happen to one of the characters, I didn't expect and it left a lump in my throatI'm on to read the next book in this series and I can't wait to read the next 2!***'I re-read this again and it's just as good as reading i [...]

    5. Can't say I liked it. The book was set in New Orleans but it really could have been set anywhere, there was very little description of the city and the scenes were all set in homes or gay bars. There was a double narrator, with the B narrator Joel taking up more space than the A narrator Michel and neither one was likeable.There was a romance sub-plot but I finished the book yesterday and already I don't remember if they got together or not, partly because I didn't care. They were so flakey ther [...]

    6. I absolutely loved Michel and his partnership with Sassy. I was a little sad about my favorite character, Lady Chanel. I won't get into that, its part of the mystery. Joel and Chase (best friends since kids) were a bit immature but I had to remember they were young and Chase a bit dramatic. I do think Michel helps Joel to grow up a bit. Joel also helps Michel grow as well, emotional wise, as he's never had a love interest before.There's a lot of who dunnit and twists and just a great murder myst [...]

    7. Murder mysteries especially those with slight romantic undertones pairs nicely together with New Orleans like café au lait and beignets. “The Quarter Boys” begins with a brutal murder on the same day that Joel Faulkner; a relatively inexperienced twenty-two year old, starts a new life in New Orleans where he believes he can be himself – a young gay man. Joel has come to live with Chance, a childhood friend from his home state of Mississippi, who has already established a life for himself [...]

    8. This author is new to me but not for long. I enjoy a good mystery and that it took place in New Orleans was just icing on the cake. Michel and Sassy made a good team and their well written characters made them instant favorites. The boys provided a welcome taste of N.O. I was enchanted by Lady Chanel and Lady Zelda and their stories. This is a mystery well worth picking up.

    9. KUEnjoyed the turns and twists in this suspense/mystery and am looking forward to reading more by this author.

    10. I've been looking for that series, that just grabs me, and makes me read the whole series asap.Jury is still out, but this is looking like it has potential for it.I loved the mystery, and the characters. I am still a little heartbroken over a certain persons deathyou'll know it when you see it.Instant attraction, and connection, but not insta-love. It looks like their romance might grow over a few books, and I love that. I wanted to shake some sense into Joel. His life was quickly sliding to shi [...]

    11. Awesome! One of the best murder-mysteries I've read in a long time - and even better, the novel is set in New Orleans! The characters are vivid and stay with you long after the story is over; Mr. Lennon had me guessing who the killer was up until the reveal and the suspense kept coming! Great job for a first novel - I'm looking forward to reading more about police detectives, Michel and Sassy - who continue in future novels.I strongly recommend this novel for anyone who loves as good murder-myst [...]

    12. Michel Doucette and Sassy Jones work at the police force in New Orleans and have to solve yet another murder. When Michel meets Joel, he wonders where his priorities are and whether this new-in-town-boy could be more than just a fling, but then Joel disappears in the jungle of sex, drugs and drag queens. The story gets more and more thrilling till the slightly over the top finale. But it makes you beg for more

    13. Barely 3 stars for me. The writing was okay, but the mystery itself was mediocre. While I would like to see Joel and Michel get their HEA, Joel came across as so painstakingly weak willed that I'm not sure I can handle more of him. Still, the ratings--already relatively high--continue to climb, so who knows.

    14. A bit better than your average whodunit with a few interesting twists (twisted).Not a bad read tough nothing to get too excited about

    15. A so-so police procedural mystery set in New Orleans, but sufficiently interesting for me to read the next in the series.

    16. Interesting plot, more of a murder mystery and self discovery than a romance, but it sucked me in and kept me reading

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