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Shock to the System [Download] ➸ Shock to the System ➿ Richard Stevenson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Donald Strachey is asked to investigate the suspicious death of Paul Haig by three different people Haig s homophobic mother, his ex lover, and the psychiatrist hired to cure him of his homosexuality Donald Strachey is asked to investigate the suspicious death of Paul Haig by three different people Haig s homophobic mother, his ex lover, and the psychiatrist hired to cure him of his homosexuality Just as he gets started, however, all three remove him from the case, leaving Strachey with a brutal murderer Shock to MOBI :Ê that now everyone wants left alone.

  • ebook
  • 212 pages
  • Shock to the System
  • Richard Stevenson
  • English
  • 06 October 2019

About the Author: Richard Stevenson

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationRichard Stevenson is the pseudonym of Richard Lipez, the author of nine books, including the Don Strachey private eye series The Strachey books are being filmed by here , the first gay television network Lipez also Shock to MOBI :Ê co wrote Grand Scam with Peter Stein, and contributed to Crimes of the Scene A Mystery Novel Guide for the International Traveler He is a mystery columnist for The Washington Post and a former editorial writer at The Berkshire Eagle His reporting, reviews and fiction have appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsday, The Progressive, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper s and many other publications He grew up and went to college in Pennsylvania and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from Lipez lives in Becket, Massachusetts and is married to sculptor Joe Wheaton.



10 thoughts on “Shock to the System

  1. Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~ says:

    There was a good mystery here, this one dealing with aversion therapy and the various types of homophobia and ignorance laced love that leads gay men to seek out such treatment This one is evensteeped in homophobia than the ones previous, as you can imagine, so you might want to make sure you re in the right head space before reading this one if that s something that bothers you Or just skip it There were various people who could have plausibly been the whodunit, as evidenced by the fac There was a good mystery here, this one dealing with aversion therapy and the various types of homophobia and ignorance laced love that leads gay men to seek out such treatment This one is evensteeped in homophobia than the ones previous, as you can imagine, so you might want to make sure you re in the right head space before reading this one if that s something that bothers you Or just skip it There were various people who could have plausibly been the whodunit, as evidenced by the fact that three different people try to hire Don to solve the mystery With so many possible perps, all with their own twisted motives, it was hard to pin down who the real perp was, but once that person s revealed, it makes total sense Timmy continues to be great, as he tries to be Don s moral compass He s a compassionate guy, which is both great and sometimes naive Donald s a muchpragmatic character, and he doesn t mind getting his hands dirty, as we ve seen before in this series, and that felt consistent here whereas before it felt like he was being manipulated by others to act in certain ways Maybe I m just finally starting to understand his character better And I especially liked that Donald was no longer bemoaning his monogamy There were capitalization issues with this one that can t be explained away as digital conversion issues Clearly, no one bothered to edit this one, because there s no reason all those acronyms and titles should be in lower case instead of upper case

  2. LenaRibka LenaRibka says:

    4,5 GOOOOOOD stars I think, it s my favorite sequel until now I have EVERYTHING I needed A tricky case an interesting mystery A big mouth Don full of ideas he confirmed anew his regular place in MY FAVORITE PIs LISTTIMMY IS BACK witty dialogues I enjoyed their communication with Don Great writing clever and entertaining What can I add I m a big fan of the series Period 4,5 GOOOOOOD stars I think, it s my favorite sequel until now I have EVERYTHING I needed A tricky case an interesting mystery A big mouth Don full of ideas he confirmed anew his regular place in MY FAVORITE PIs LISTTIMMY IS BACK witty dialogues I enjoyed their communication with Don Great writing clever and entertaining What can I add I m a big fan of the series Period

  3. Ije the Devourer of Books Ije the Devourer of Books says:

    Book 5 of the Donald Strachey series and the best so far for me.I really enjoyed this mystery When I first started reading this series I wasn t quite sure I liked Don but as the series has developed so has Don He seems a lot clearer about his role as a PI and his reputation has grown He has an uneasy but functional relationship with the police and a deeper awareness about his own behaviour and quirks Best of all his relationship with Timmy is on a firm footing and the two have a lovely partn Book 5 of the Donald Strachey series and the best so far for me.I really enjoyed this mystery When I first started reading this series I wasn t quite sure I liked Don but as the series has developed so has Don He seems a lot clearer about his role as a PI and his reputation has grown He has an uneasy but functional relationship with the police and a deeper awareness about his own behaviour and quirks Best of all his relationship with Timmy is on a firm footing and the two have a lovely partnership, with Timmy being forthright and wise and Don observing this wisdom but cutting corners just the same.This book shows that Don is becoming a renown PI, so renown that three different people want him to investigate a murder dressed up to look like suicide.And Don does this, pulling apart the lies and half truths and shadows, shining light on all kinds of convoluted activity and behaviour until the crime is solved And he does this with humour and a caustic wit.And the ending was interesting but I couldn t see it coming although it was kind of obvious that it would eventually end in such a way.This is a great series It manages to explore really interesting murder mysteries whilst at the same time exploring the life of the mystery solver It just makes for such an entertaining read

  4. Josh Josh says:

    Excellent detective work, wit, and one of the most charming romantic duos in GLBT mystery.

  5. Neet Neet says:

    This is the 5th book in the Donald Strachey mysteries We find our intrepid PI with a possibility of 3 clients wanting him to hire the same case for different reasons.The case is that of Paul Haig who supposedly committed suicide several months by pills and alcohol and who all three perspective clients think he was murdered.Paul s mother who is a alcoholic and a homophobe,thinks her late son s boyfriend killed him for his money.The ex boyfriend,Larry Bierly not only has an alibi when his Paul wa This is the 5th book in the Donald Strachey mysteries We find our intrepid PI with a possibility of 3 clients wanting him to hire the same case for different reasons.The case is that of Paul Haig who supposedly committed suicide several months by pills and alcohol and who all three perspective clients think he was murdered.Paul s mother who is a alcoholic and a homophobe,thinks her late son s boyfriend killed him for his money.The ex boyfriend,Larry Bierly not only has an alibi when his Paul was killed,but puts thinks that the psychologist that run a clinic to turn gays straight did Paul in.The psychologist,Dr.Crockwell aptly named ,thinks he s being set up.Don is his usual smart ass self,and I found myself laughing at his wisecracks.Tim is also in good form and I just love this couple.It s a good read and a highly recommended series Also,another reason I love this book is that annoying and homophobic Detective Bowman is forced to take an early retirement after he makes an inappropriate comment.Won t say who it is,but so glad this neanderthal is gone from the series

  6. Isaiah Vianese Isaiah Vianese says:

    Shock to the System is a playful take on the new noir Set in Albany, NY, it accurately paints the rough edges of the otherwise beautiful Hudson Valley region Don is a fun protagonist himself both handsome and a bit edgy made better by his better half, the charming Timothy Overall, the novel is a fast read that s nicely plotted.

  7. Dilo Keith Dilo Keith says:

    I love this series No time to write a review other to say this might be my favorite so far.

  8. Adam Dunn Adam Dunn says:

    This one is about gay conversion therapy, something I don t even like to think about, but Stevenson makes it palatable Another great story, and for the first time the culprit is actually one of the suspects, instead of a random third party, so it s all looking up Very enjoyable read.

  9. Misty Misty says:

    4.5 Stars

  10. Richard Richard says:

    Not bad, but certainly not as good as the last two in the series Stevenson picks a hot, controversial topic ex gay programs but somehow the story just never quite reaches the page turning intensity of Third Man Out Strachey s dry cynicism is as entertaining as ever, and Timmy s characterization gets better with every book The same can t be said of the suspects they are pretty colorless and stereotypical The ex gay therapist is so over the top homophobic he makes Rick Santorum look modera Not bad, but certainly not as good as the last two in the series Stevenson picks a hot, controversial topic ex gay programs but somehow the story just never quite reaches the page turning intensity of Third Man Out Strachey s dry cynicism is as entertaining as ever, and Timmy s characterization gets better with every book The same can t be said of the suspects they are pretty colorless and stereotypical The ex gay therapist is so over the top homophobic he makes Rick Santorum look moderate The victim s mom is a lush straight out of a Lifetime movie In the end I didn t really care about any of them, or the victim, and the solution was a real let down It comes down to as in Third Man Out, Stevenson has an agenda to explore a controversial issue affecting the gay community The difference is that in Third Man Out, the agenda served the story In Shock to the System the story serves the agenda, and both are weaker as a result It s not unenjoyable by any means, but Stevenson is capable of much better

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