P-Town Murders: A Bradford Fairfax Mystery

P-Town Murders: A Bradford Fairfax Mystery

The P-Town Murders: A Bradford Fairfax Mystery by Jeffery Round

2008, paperback

In a place that’s “to die for,” no one expects to die for real.

So muses undercover detective Bradford Fairfax after an anonymous caller reveals to him that his ex-boyfriend, party boy Ross Pretty, has died from an ecstasy overdose in “the gayest place on earth” — Provincetown, Massachusetts. But as the body of another “overdose” victim washes up on the shores of P-Town, Brad becomes convinced that Ross’s death is no accident, and his intention to bury his former lover suddenly turns into a full-scale investigation. It seems that freewheeling P-Town has a dark side, one full of greed, jealousy, and deadly games.

Brad quickly pins the murder on Ross’s ex-employer, the malevolent Hayden Rosengarten, owner of a high-end sex resort catering to a rich and famous clientele for whom discretion is everything. But when Rosengarten also turns up dead, the list of suspects suddenly grows: could it be Cinder Lindquist, the flamboyant female-impersonator? Or Johnny K., one of Rosengarten’s merciless henchmen? What about Big Ruby, the lesbian café owner with a big heart, but an even bigger gun? To top it all off, Brad finds himself falling in love with Zach, a blue-haired twink from his past. But can he trust him? In P-Town it seems everyone has a secret to hide.