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Ebook Amateure by Katherine V. Forrest read! Book Title: Amateure
The author of the book: Katherine V. Forrest
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.65 MB
Edition: Argument
Date of issue: January 31st 1997
ISBN: 3886195155
ISBN 13: 9783886195152

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The mystery is really very good: well-constructed crime with a good list of suspects, a nice twist when it comes to the murder-method and lots of suspense.
Where the book doesn't work is on the "private" level where we get to know something about the protagonist. Some of the more emotional and private moments of Kate Delafield and her love-interest (for lack of a better word - this isn't a love story) are more than awkward and Forrest really clobbers her readers over the head with the lesbian-theme. I understand that this was in 1984 and perhaps at the time it was necessary to stress it like that if you wanted to make a point, but a more subtle approach would have resulted in a better written book. Also I think she overdid it with the sexism and the whole situation in the firm.
I'll give the second book in the series a chance because I enjoyed the crime-solving part of this one very much, but I do hope the author's writing got better with practice.

EDIT: Fortunatly, the writing in the second book of the series is definitly better. Still some clichés, but the writing style improves. Forrest is not a brilliant writer but her work is entertaining and I respect that she had/has a message, even if some aspects are of course a bit dated by now.

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Ebook Amateure read Online! Katherine V. Forrest is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science-fiction series. She’s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non-fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels. Dozens of lesbian writers count her among their mentors. Selected as the 2009 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement award, winner of four Lambda Literary Awards and the GCLS 2009 Trailblazer Award, she is widely credited as a founding mother of lesbian fiction writing. Katherine lives with her partner Jo in the Southern California desert. In addition to writing and editing, Katherine is also the Supervising Editor of Spinsters Ink.

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