DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon

DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon by Michael Craft

Dante O’Donnell is white, gay and getting older every day. He has wasted his better years on starstruck dreams and the wrong men, so now he’s working as a concierge for a vacation-rental outfit in Palm Springs, where the guests have far more baggage than what’s packed in their suitcases. But when he finds a dead body floating in the swimming pool at one of his rentals, his own troubled past comes back to haunt him. So he turns for help to Jazz Friendly, a Black woman who, when she was a Palm Springs cop, nearly arrested him for murdering his husband, which he didn’t do…not that he knows who did. Now Jazz is a struggling PI, her career derailed by racism. And with her marriage broken by booze, she’s desperate to get custody of her kid. Dante and Jazz need each other to solve this murder…and to save themselves from personal and professional disaster.

 


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    DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon

    DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon

    Dante O’Donnell is white, gay and getting older every day. He has wasted his better years on starstruck dreams and the wrong men, so now he's working as a concierge for a vacation-rental outfit in Palm Springs, where the guests have far more baggage than just what's packed in their suitcases. But when he finds a dead body floating in the swimming pool of one of his rentals, his own troubled past comes back to haunt him.

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    Reviews For DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon

    DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon 5.0

    Michael Craft delivers an irresistible high camp twist to the classic detective mystery. A fast-paced and captivating opening to a promising new series.

    J.D. Horn, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Line

    DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon 5.0

    "Desert Getaway" is a sexy, charming romp set in Palm Springs, where two unlikely partners—a priapic gay ex-actor and a Black streetwise ex-cop—team up to solve the murder of the director of a suspiciously well-funded and understocked art museum. Dante and Jazz show great chemistry in what I hope is the first of many adventures.

    Michael Nava, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the Henry Rios mysteries

    DESERT GETAWAY – Coming Soon 5.0

    Craft’s "Desert Getaway" is a pairing of two of the most dynamic series characters I’ve read in a mystery. The complex friendship between a white gay man and a Black straight woman mirrors conversations bubbling up in our culture now. Craft, however, never makes this exploration ponderous. Like the bright pastels of Palm Springs, "Desert Getaway" glows with humor, moves at an energetic pace, and is wholly entertaining

    John Copenhaver, Macavity Award-winning author of Dodging and Burning and The Savage Kind