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Garnetville: A Gay Novel

Garnetville: A Gay Novel [Kindle Edition]

E.M. Mispiel
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In this unconventional mystery, Dave and Quinn team up to investigate a murder in a small town. Dave wants justice for his troubled mentor, a gay teacher. Quinn just wants to keep Dave from becoming the next victim. Their search is more dangerous than they realize. When a secret relationship is exposed, more than one man is pushed over the edge.

Editing updated June 31, 2012

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1397 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BB93L2
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #369,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An edgy and powerful read 23 Aug 2012
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This is a powerful literary crime novel with two very realistic and edgy gay protagonists. It's probably the most gripping and satisfying book I've read this year. The murder mystery is strongly and subtly set up, and the twists and turns of the relationships between all the characters are very engaging indeed. More like this please!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 of 5 26 Jun 2012
By Otto4711 - Published on
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Amazon really should allow half-stars. Anyway.

Part murder mystery, part (though I shudder to say it) coming-of-age story and part meditation on the consequences of the closet, "Garnetville" tells the story of Dave, a gay college student who's escaped his intolerant small hometown. He's drawn back there, along with his friend and roommate Quinn, when Dave's mentor and the man who secured his college scholarship (facilitating his escape) is murdered. Because the man, a former teacher, was fired after being outed, there is little interest in the town in finding and punishing his murderer. As Dave and Quinn investigate, they discover some things about themselves and about some members of the community but Dave's mentor remains largely opaque to them.

The writing is fairly crisp and clear although there are as seems inevitable with e-publishing far too many typos that should have been caught in the editing process (the constant misuse of "peace" for "piece" was particularly distracting, as was the presence of a lot of "stake" knives). Toward about the three-quarter mark the story begins to drag a little and the solution to the mystery and subsequent actions by the killer threaten to send the story careening off the rails. I got the book as a free download and certainly recommend it at that price. I would pay a couple of bucks for the book as well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I can't stand the main character! 19 Oct 2012
By Norwich Lover - Published on
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I really wanted to like this book, but I can't even finish it! The main character is not a nice guy and you don't care about him. He goes back to his hometown to find out who killed his favorite teacher. He brings along his roommate and then is horrible to him. He even makes him sleep on the floor! Then there's his mother... a drunk. And his dead teacher... who was a mean drunk. Why does Dave care who killed him? There is nothing here to make me want to continue reading it. I'm just sorry I paid $4.99 for it.

Gave it another go... ended up liking Dave by the end. :-)
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 29 Dec 2012
By Martin L. Pratt - Published on
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It was well written and interesting I would recommend it to any one who is interested in gay theme books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Garnetville = A Must Read 28 Aug 2012
By Kazza - On Top Down Under Book Reviews - Published on
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Do you like murder, mystery, clever, sharp writing? Do you want something where you more than likely won't know 'whodunnit' until the reveal?

One student, Dave, travels home to find out who killed his former teacher, Mycroft Shumaker. His friend, Quinn, goes along for the ride, Can these two young men break through the small town apathy and gay-hating bigots to find out who is behind the murder. All the characters are interesting, especially the main characters, not to mention the deceased, who gets a real voice.

Are you tolerant about GLBT writing? Do you want to be spellbound by wonderful words and have some unexpected laughs along the way? Do you prefer to be allowed to watch something unfold artfully, rather than be spoonfed?

Then here it is, all neatly presented for your reading pleasure in Garnetville: A Gay Novel by E.M. Mispiel.

This book is meant to be read because it's fantastic!
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