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Hardcover Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Book

ISBN: 1250224357

ISBN13: 9781250224354

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

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**WINNER OF THE EDGAR(R) AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME** A terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s. -The New York Times (Editor's Pick) In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay men. It is an investigation filled with twists and turns, but this is much more than a compelling true crime story. Green...

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Superbly written true crime story of queer NYC

Thank you to Celadon Books and BookishFirst for an advance reading copy of Last Call. The cover of Last Call shows a dark ominous nocturnal picture of Manhattan. Last Call is a superbly written and meticulously researched true story of a serial killer who preyed on gay men in NYC in the 80s and 90s. This book took three years to write and after reading it, I can understand why. The author delves deeply into the lives of the victims, such that the reader can appreciate who they were and what placed them in the path of the killer. These men, whose lives were taken so violently had friends, family and people who loved them. Although the background and life of the murderer was explored in depth, I appreciate how the author did not focus solely on the killer, and gave the majority of his attention to the victims. Last Call sheds light on the deplorable treatment of LBGTQ+ people and why their safety concerns were not taken seriously. The AIDS epidemic was raging at the time, which added to the fear of, and violence against, members of the queer community. The historical context provides a better understanding of why it took so long to bring the killer to justice. Last Call evokes great sadness in learning how so many people existed in the shadows, not able to live fully, due to hatred and homophobia. The loss of life due to both the killer and the AIDS epidemic is heartbreaking. The resilience of the queer community was inspiring to read about, as was the persistence of some of the law enforcement officers in finding the killer. Last Call held my interest from beginning to end. It was fascinating and compelling. Highly recommended for readers who are interested in true crime and LBGTQ+ history and rights. #ReadLastCall #CeladonReads #partner @CeladonBooks

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Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York in 2022 Book Award Roundup
2022 Book Award Roundup
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 22, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good time to review some of this year's celebrated books. Here is a selection of the winners of literature's most distinguished awards and honors.

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York in Edgar Award Nominees
Edgar Award Nominees
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 23, 2022
Nominees for the Edgar Awards (named for Edgar Allan Poe) were announced on January 19, their namesake’s birthday. The awards honor the best in mystery and crime literature, television, film and theater. Here, we share the selected titles in several sections. Winners will be celebrated on April 28, 2022.
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