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Living in Darkness - Book Review

Word Count:
301

Summary:
Award winning author John Roynesdal
, is a retired English teacher who
has written for more than 15 years
and produced 3 books for his Philli
p Michael Carnegie Mystery series.
Throughout the series, John focuses
  on issues that prevail on mankind:
  greed, prejudice, poverty, dysfunc
tional families and the conflict be
tween traditional and modern societ
ies. Living in Darkness, a 265-page
  mystery novel, is the third book i
n this series.
Keywords:
series, detective, murder, fiction

Article Body:
Award winning author John Roynesdal
, is a retired English teacher who
has written for more than 15 years
and produced 3 books for his Philli
p Michael Carnegie Mystery series.
Throughout the series, John focuses
 on issues that prevail on mankind:
 greed, prejudice, poverty, dysfunc
tional families and the conflict be
tween traditional and modern societ
ies. Living in Darkness, a 265-page
 mystery novel, is the third book i
n this series.

Here, we have a serial killer at la
rge. Detective Carnegie and his cow
orkers Paul and Nick are out to sol
ve the case. Clues point to many po
ssibilities and keep the team worki
ng hard. Is it the work of a homoph
obe? Or a case of mad revenge? Or p
ointless youth rage? Juliana, their
 insightful and caring friend has o
ften aided in cases in the past _ a
nd this one is no different. Inspir
ed by the work of another man, Juli
ana is attempting to open a safe ho
use for runaway gay children but sh
e is obstructed by zealous religiou
s leaders.

The boss, "Fats", wants to see the
serial killer case closed and it se
ems that it should be _ but Detecti
ve Carnegie feels something is not
quite right. He continues the inves
tigation without consent and stumbl
es on some clues that change everyt
hing.

This book promotes freedom and a wi
llingness to live and let live rega
rding sexuality. Good points were m
ade about prohibition making variou
s sexual urges into something secre
tive and devious. I felt that John
did a wonderful job depicting the s
tresses of the homosexual. Readers
are shown the stigma that is placed
 on them as soon as they are known
as "gay". The reaction of employers
 and family was interesting and the
 prejudice homosexuals endure was e
nlightening. The story line definit
ely brings awareness to the hateful
 and disgusting crime of gay-bashing.

ISBN#: 1411626702
Author: John A. Roynesdal
Publisher: Lulu Press

				
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