The Gay Detective
Before there was Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, there was Lou Rand's The Gay Detective, a masterpiece of “hard-boiled camp” set in a thinly-disguised San Francisco in the early 1960s, just as that fabled city was earning its reputation as a world-renowned gay gathering-spot.
Lou Rand's The Gay Detective, originally published in 1961, is a genre-busting gem of a story written in the golden age of American “pulp” paperbacks. It is available for the first time to contemporary readers.
"It's so flaming you could roast marshmallows over it" -- Ann Bannon, Author of Beebo Brinker
"Sharp detective work and unabashedly limp wrists join forces to solve the puzzle of drugs, blackmail, and murder in this flamboyant whodunit" -- Ann Bannon