THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER RUNS SMOOTH
It’s 1987, and Soho is in the grip of another hot summer. While working part-time in The Red Lion, Joe finds himself agreeing to help a notorious gangster search for her missing girlfriend.
Antonia The Gecko Lagorio is daughter to the ruthless but ageing gang boss, Tony The Lizard Lagorio. When her girlfriend, Charlotte Fenwick, goes missing, Antonia turns to Joe for help, believing her to have been kidnapped by a rival gang.
Charlotte Fenwick is daughter to multi-millionaire, Charles Fenwick—who also happens to be one of Freddie Gillespie’s bigger clients. Keen to keep any hint of a scandal out of the public eye, Charles Fenwick had already asked Freddie to recruit Russell and Joe to help him find his daughter discreetly.
With both of them on the case, Joe and Russell find themselves trying to stop a turf war between the two rival gangs while uncovering all manner of dark secrets about the missing heiress and her troubled life.
Meanwhile Freddie Gillespie has a run in with an old foe that could see him lose both his job and his relationship with Russell.
Thank you to the wonderful Red Dog Press for my copy of Crazy For You, the 4th in the Soho Noir series by T.S. Hunter.
Following on from the events in ‘Careless Whisper’, Joe and Russell return for a 4th slice of addictive 80s set Noir.
Joe is keeping his head down, working some shifts at the Red Lion, when he is approached by Antonia ’The Gecko‘ Lagorio, the daughter of legendary gangster, Tony ‘The Lizard‘ Lagorio.
She has a job for him that involves hunting down her missing girlfriend, Charlotte Fenwick, daughter of a famous millionaire, Charles Fenwick.
Meanwhile, Russell is approached by his new boyfriend, Freddie Gillespie, asking him to search for the very same girl, this time at her father’s request.
The Guys team up to hunt down and find the missing girl in this classic ‘whodunnit’
A clever plot, Joe is kept on his toes and always guessing as T.S. Hunter spins his mystery.
These books are so accessible, easy to pick up from any where in the series , though you would be missing out not reading them all. While not big in length, these brilliant Novellas are big in story!
Great crime capers, dripping with 80s nostalgia, the stories are great and also show the attitudes toward the LGBT community at that time.
I really love this series that is getting better by each book, the next can’t come soon enough!