Pretty Boy Dead: A Kendall Parker Mystery

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A murdered male stripper. A missing go-go dancer. A city councilman on the hook. Can Atlanta homicide detective Sergeant Kendall Parker solve the vicious crime while remaining safely hidden behind the closet door? 

When the body of a young man is found in a popular midtown park, police and local media are quick to pin the brutal killing on a homeless gay kid with AIDS. But homicide detective Sgt. Kendall Parker isn’t so convinced, even when the suspect is accused of assaulting another police detective with a deadly weapon. 

City leaders want the murder solved yesterday and jump at the chance to pin the crime on the drug-craving teen. It’s an election year, so remaining in office is their top priority, even at the sacrifice of the young man. Sgt. Parker isn’t so persuaded and is determined to prove Hopper’s innocence, despite the protest of his colleagues and its threat to the deep secret Parker has carefully hidden from his comrades for years.

1 review for Pretty Boy Dead: A Kendall Parker Mystery

  1. J Reed

    This is the first story I’ve listened to/read by this author. I really enjoyed it but have to say it did require me to keep my attention on the story. Sometimes I can get the beginning of a book and then do other things while listening. This story has so much to it I found myself needing to pay full attention to be sure I didn’t miss something. There are so many side issues to the solution of why the young man was killed. On the road to this solution, I found out so much about the characters. First there is Kendall Parker. He is a homicide detective on the edge. He has so much guilt and sorrow going on that he is not able to operate as normal. His partner for five years Perelli, has plenty of his own issues. Then there is the reporter who has a past with Parker. And not to be overlooked is Parker’s partner who died, Michael. This death has a lot to do with Parker’s guilt. The story side of the dead guy leads to many more characters and events. I really enjoyed the story. It is not really a romance but the characters are so interesting that they brought out certain issues that are somewhat romancy. I would recommend this book. It kept my interest the whole way. The narrator, F.C. McAllister worked well for me. I feel he gave the life to these characters and kept me wanting to listen to what was next. I will look for more by this author.

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