Dodging and Burning

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Product Details
Price
$20.95
Publisher
Pegasus Crime
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.7 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643131559

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About the Author
John Copenhaver won the 2019 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery for Dodging and Burning and the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery for The Savage Kind. He is a co-founder of Queer Crime Writers and an at-large board member of Mystery Writers of America. He cohosts on the House of Mystery Radio Show. He's a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska's Low-Residency MFA program and teaches at VCU in Richmond, VA.
Reviews
Complex and multilayered, Copenhaver's outstanding debut combines a murder mystery with a coming-of-age tale. Copenhaver's darkly lyrical exploration into the consequences of war--and prejudice--in small-town America will resonate with readers long after the last page is turned.
LGBTQ crime-writing has its heroes. John Copenhaver lists many of them. He may have to add himself to that list now.
The mystery also becomes an examination of gay life in the 1940s. The setting is well realized, and, interestingly, in its diction and syntax, the book reads as if it might itself have been written in the 1940s.