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On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Murder Mystery by Richard Stevenson (1984)


Hardcover in Good (G) condition. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details. A few very small tears at the top of the dustcover from shelf wear. 

First Edition. 

When the giant Millpond Company finds its plans for a mega-shopping mall stymied by the refusal of an elderly lesbian couple to sell their home, the ladies are subjected to ugly vandalism and frightening death threats. The powerful director of Millpond in turn hires Don Strachey, Albany's only gay detective, to protect the ladies, find the culprits, and clear the corporate name. Strachey accepts with misgivings that deepen rapidly as kidnapping, extortion, and murder darken the lives of Albany's gay community. Fast-paced, deftly plotted, and superbly written, this is one of the best Strachey novels yet.