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  • Author:
    Nathan Aldyne
  • ISBN:
    1555834345
  • ISBN13:
    978-1555834340
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  • Publisher:
    Alyson Books (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery & Thrillers
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    4.6
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Vermilion (An Alyson Mystery) Paperback – September 1, 2000. Vermilion Nathan Aldyne.

Vermilion (An Alyson Mystery) Paperback – September 1, 2000. by. Nathan Aldyne (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. If you like funny detective stories, then you would enjoy Daniel Valentine and Clarissa Lovelace chasing down the murder of Billy Golacinsky, a young gay street boy, whose dead body turns up on the property of of state representative Scarletti’s lawn. The representative has been trying to clean up Boston of the prostitutes, particularly the gay ones.

I was very disappointed when nothing new came out in '88 or anytime after.

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Valentine & Lovelace Mystery Series Nathan Aldyne. Another Aldyne winner! 2 0f 4. By Thriftbooks. com User, January 3, 2003. Michael McDowell, Dennis Schuetz, Nathan Aldyne. When these books first came out (80's) I do not remember there being a lot in this particular genre (except for the Brandstetter mysteries - which were much more serious. Now these humorous gay detective stories seem to be everywhere, but the ones I've read come nowhere close to these gems. Cobalt is the second of 4. The others are Vermillion, Slate and Canary.

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But still an entertaining and witty read which captures the period really well.

A dead young hustler is found on the lawn of a queer-baiting legislator. The authors who make up the Nathan Aldyne by-line have taken a rather whimsical approach, making for a not very convincing plot and the characters, apart from odd couple Valentine and Lovelace, are not particularly well drawn. A pity because this could have been a terrific little thriller with more imagination. But still an entertaining and witty read which captures the period really well. My favourite line: "How could a woman with a repertoire of seven hundred show tunes be guilty of murder?"

Vermilion (An Alyson Mystery). 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Published August 1997 by Alyson Publications.

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A dead young hustler is found with a lipstick-smeared handkerchief on the lawn of a queer-baiting legislator. Boston's political and queer communities are up in arms about the matter, and the police are bent on finding the killer - fast. Best friends Daniel Valentine, gay bartender by night, detective any hour, and Clarisse Lovelace, unmotivated real estate agent, team up and hit the streets of Boston to search for the killer. Through a sinister underworld of bars and baths, bondage and blackmail, they're out to solve a very bizarre murder and uncover some very kinky and perhaps deadly games.

Windworker
The story is fun and entertaining - especially if you're a Nathan Aldyne fan. The book itself was not in great shape, it was an older version than the photo shows - about 34 years old and the pages were yellowed and a little brittle. Despite all that, I had never read this book of the author's series, so it was worth it to me (price with shipping was $4).
Duzshura
Nick & Nora Charles didn't have anything on Clarisse Lovelace & Daniel Valentine. Vermillion is intelligent, with liberal dashes of witty and hip thrown in for good measure. The characters are well defined and generally three-dimensional, and they occupy a pre-AIDS Boston that will be recognized by anyone who lived there. A rousingly engaging tale with a twist at every turn of the page. Vermillion is the first of four in the series, just buy them all now. Once you start to read Nathan Aldyne you'll hate to put him down.
Browelali
I haven't read any of Nathan Aldyne's other books but this was a good story line and not badly written
Anarasida
Vermilion
Nathan Aldyne

If you like funny detective stories, then you would enjoy Daniel Valentine and Clarissa Lovelace chasing down the murder of Billy Golacinsky, a young gay street boy, whose dead body turns up on the property of of state representative Scarletti’s lawn. The representative has been trying to clean up Boston of the prostitutes, particularly the gay ones.

Daniel Valentine is a bartender at Bonaparte’s, a mostly respectful gay bar. Bill Searcy, a Boston police detective is making the round to see who knows anything about the dead boy. He’s a tough cop and likes to push his way around, but Valentine is able to handle himself. The detective tries to intimidate Valentine, but he doesn’t give an inch. And then Clarissa Lovelace turns up with her leather envelope full of documents from her business of finding apartments and housing for people.

The characters of this mystery are fun to watch and the ups and downs of Valentine’s messing around with who did what and Clarisee’s selling know how, especially know people. It is not fair for someone who is reviewing a mystery to give much of the story away. I can say I enjoyed the story and the characters.
grand star
This book and its sequels are a knowing and apparently fairly accurate look into the gay culture of Boston just prior to the AIDS epidemic (both authors died from the disease, one in 1989, one in 1999).

Daniel Valentine is a gay bartender and Clarisse Lovelace is his {straight, platonic} girlfriend. Between them, they know almost all the members of Boston's active gay culture.

When murders begin occuring within that community, the cops' reaction isn't quite "good riddance", but they're not, let us say, moved to prodigies of detection in solving the crimes.

So Daniel and Carisse wind up doing it.

They're a lot of fun, with a light touch and good dialog (not surprising; one of the authors wrote the screenplays for "Beetlejuice" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas").

Pretty good simply considered as mysteries, too.
nadness
Originally published in 1980 this is a very funny gay mystery set in Boston. Gay bartender Dan Valentine and straight best friend Claisse Lovelace get involved in a mystery. It seems a 19 year old gay male hustler has been murdered and dumped on the front yard of a homophobic state legislator. The gay community is being targeted and Valentine and Lovelace set out to find who the killer is.

Boy--this takes me back! The authors (Nathan Aldyne is a pseudonym for Michael McDowell and Dennis Schuetz) were gay men living in Boston and painted a VERY accurate picture of gay Boston in that era. The bars mentioned in the book were actual bars around at the time--Nexus was Lexus and Bonaparte was Napoleons (both long gone unfortunately). The Eagle is still around. Back then Park Square was a hustlers hangout and there was a bus station on that street (that's gone too). They also mention the Art Cinema which did exist and play porn movies (also gone). I didn't come out till 1984 but those places were still open and active. This book was like a trip down memory lane! Nostalgia aside this is well-written with an intriguing mystery, colorful characters and one liners flying left and right. It's quick moving and never dull. It also introduces Lovelace's dog (named Veronica Lake) which mysteriously disappears between books two and three. A fun fast-moving book. This isn't the best book of the series (that's book two--"Cobalt")but it's still great fun. Highly recommended.
Adrietius
Daniel Valentine is a detective of the first water--intelligent, handsome, and gay, he teams up with Clarisse Lovelace in "Vermilion," the first book featuring this fearsome duo in a first-rate comedy suspense series (all with a color in the title, ala John D. MacDonald). Set in Boston (as are the following three), Valentine starts looking into the death of a young hustler, found dead on the lawn of an outspoken homophobic legislator.
Perhaps better known for its tea parties and baked beans, nonetheless, the city of Boston is all aghast at this latest turn of events, especially the political factions and the gay community. Of course, the police have set this case on "top priority." Valentine, who works as a bartender by night and a detective by day, involves his best friend, Clarisse (who's a not-so-inspired straight real estate agent). Author Nathan Aldyne balances well the suspense and intrigue of the murder and its implications with some very wry, dry humor that makes fast reading reading this novel.
Of course, by book's end, the murder is solved--but not without first involving some very smart sleuthing and calculations on the part of Valentine and Clarisse, a path that leads them into some very seedy, questionable, and dangerous areas.
Nathan Aldyne is also the author of "Cobalt," "Canary," and "Slate." ...