Book List in Order: 5 titles



  • Last in the delightfully funny Valentine-and-Lovelace series, Canary finds our two protagonists a bit the worse for wear. Their bar is losing money, largely because someone keeps insisting on leaving dead bodies around. The cops, this is the 1980s, a...



  • Like the rest of this cracklingly witty, fast-paced series, Slate is set in an exuberantly pre-AIDS world, when to be young, attractive, and the owner of a successful gay bar was a dandy thing indeed. Clarisse has hauled her dainty posterior off to l...



  • Daniel and Clarisse are summering in Provincetown (he is tending bar and she working at a gift shop) when Clarisse discovers Jeff's body on a beach. "Cobalt" is the color of Jeff's arresting eyes, and those eyes have made him both a...



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    Driven by differing motives, Clarisse Lovelace, gay bartender Daniel Valentine, and a Boston detective trying to crack down on the gay community search for the murderer of a young hustler found dead with a lipstick-smeared handkerchief in his pocket...





Complete Series List in Order

Dan Valentine and Clarissa Lovelace

1) Vermilion (1980)
2) Cobalt (Apr-1982)
3) Slate (May-1984)
4) Canary (Oct-1986)