DEATH OF A DIVA (on kin­dle) BY DEREK FAR­RELL (Fahren­heit Press)

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Funny, pacy and as in­trigu­ing as a light who­dunit needs to be, this is the first in the Danny Bird se­ries. Ar­riv­ing home early one day in search of so­lace and com­fort (hav­ing just been re­trenched) Danny finds his boyfriend in a clinch with the win­dow cleaner. He walks straight out – and ap­plies for a job as the man­ager of a seedy bar. When chanteuse (and gay icon) Lyra Day agrees to hold her come­back con­cert there, Danny thinks his for­tunes may be chang­ing… right up to the point where he finds her dead in her dress­ing room. The po­lice think he’s the chief sus­pect, the gang­ster pub owner wants his blood, some­one has stolen all the cash – what other op­tion does he have than to track down the killer him­self? Light­hearted and fun.

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