Mickey Knight, an out-of-the-closet private investigator, takes on the case of a widowed mother looking for her daughter and a tough gay boy hunting for his biological mother. These cases stir in the desire to search for her own mother who abandoned her when she was a young girl.
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J. M. Redmann is the author of three other Micky Knight mysteries, most recently Intersection of Law and Desire, a San Francisco Chronicle Editor's Choice selection.From Kirkus Reviews:
Though he's scarcely 18, Bourbon St. Ann, the lavishly self-named drag queen of the Latin Quarter, is already HIV-positive, and before he dies he wants private eye Micky Knight to find the mother who gave him up for adoption as a baby. In the meantime, housecleaner Mazzie Drummond, now that her minatory husband is dead, is looking for the daughter she sent away ten years ago because she was lesbian. But the lost daughter Micky's most interested in is herself. Raised by Lee Robedeaux after her mother left him when Micky was five, she survived Lee's death, the abrupt cessation of her mother's chatty postcards shortly afterward, and years of abuse at the hands of Lee's relatives. Now she's also survived the deaths of both his brothersClaude died at Charlie's funeral, minutes after hinting to Micky that it was time she knew more about her pastand galvanized by Claude's momentary confidence to her, she's ready to find out what happened to her own mother. Her quest to reunite these three pairs of mothers and children will lead her to every corner of New Orleans's lesbian community, from her lover Cordelia James's unbalanced admirer Frances Gilmore to glamorous, closeted society matron Suzanna Forquet, before she confronts the obligatory serial killer and learns the bittersweet truth about those other families and her own. Micky's sober, well-crafted investigation is poles apart from the tempestuous, uneven The Intersection of Law and Desire (1995)almost as if this talented author were testing the limits of the lesbian mystery before settling into a groove. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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