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Books
· Palo Verde: The Wanted Poster

· The Agent: Murder By Design

· A Teaching Handbook for the Non Teacher ... or I must have been mad to think I wanted to teach

· The Cats' Paw: Blue Death

· The Agent: Murder By Accident

· Daddy's One Acre

· Available Now The Wonderful Day children's book

· The Inspector’s Wife


Short Stories
· G'pa's Romantic Marriage Proposal

· The Door : Part 6 ......................... molly writes

· Adobe Ridge .... part 4 ... Molly Writes

· Palo Verde : the wanted poster

· Adobe Ridge ...... Part 3 ....... Molly Writes

· The Door Part 3..................Molly writes

· The Door part 2.........molly writes

· The Door part 1...........molly writes

· Adobe Ridge.........part 2........................Molly Writes

· Adobe Ridge.....part 1.....Molly Writes


Articles
· Hidden Impact book review

· Junie B Jones Kindergartener

· You and Me, Baby book review

· Fractured Legacy , Charles B Neff

· Seals, Sea Gulls and other Sounds

· Phoning Home Essays

· Van Gogh Book Review

· Timepieces Masterpieces of Chronometry

· Monday Morning Motivation

· Cry of The Fish Eagle


Poetry
· Still Remembering Daddy

· And, I Still Remember Daddy

· I saw my President Weep

· GOOD BYE HELLO First Grade Poetry

· First Grade Spring CINQUAIN

· FIRST GRADE POETRY

· MARCH: Lion & Lamb First Grade Diamante

· LEPRECHAUN First Grade Poetry

· Santachaun . . First Grade

· Thanksgiving

         More poetry...
News
· Molly Martin....................Interviewed by Wendy Laing

· Gigi Phillips....................................Molly's Interviews

· David Furlotte..................................Molly's Interviews

· Common Foe.................................Molly's Reviews

· Maria Osborne Perry........................Molly's Interviews

· Christine Spindler.............................Molly's Interviews

· Dorien Grey.....................................Molly's Interviews

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The Ninth Man' ......................... Molly's Reviews

1/5/2001 4:38:00 PM

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Highly recommended. Some profanity, some graphic sex, not for everyone, however this is a skillfully wrought tale with solid characters.
THE NINTH MAN
ISBN 1-8791-94-88-0
By Dorien Grey
Ebook division: GLB Publishers
ebook
Highly Recommended

San Francisco Private Detective Dick Hardesty is presented with what seems to be a cut and dried case of suicide by a distraught sweetheart unable to accept the coroner’s verdict. Kyle Rholfing offers a substantial retainer if Hardesty will only accept the case into the death of Rholfing’s lover Bobby McDermott. Before long Hardesty finds himself facing the fact that the police are largely ignoring the obvious; the death of 6 gay men over a two month period and taking place from similar circumstance is most likely due neither to natural causes nor to several suicides. Unable to find a link between the various victims Hardesty believes he must be searching for a serial killer only to discover both a link and heartbreak for himself as the new sweetheart he has found turns out to be not as first appeared.

Despite some profanity and a bit of graphic sex I found this tale to be both gripping and well written. When first sent the book to review I was warned it was a gay mystery which contained graphic sex and had steeled myself for being shocked or repulsed. I, middle class, white, wife and mom of two, was not. To be honest I don’t much care for graphic sex whether hetero or homosexual, especially when it is obviously thrown in to try to cover bad writing or a flimsy story line. Author Grey accomplished neither; the sex scenes in this manuscript are an integral part of the story, and the narrative is both believable and gripping along with being well written. Grey’s characters are so well thought out I found myself rooting for the ‘bad guy.’

This ‘grab you from the first line’ account begining when unlikable Rohlfing swishes into Hardesty’s office is an entertaining read filled with characters who are as human as those presented by Erle Stanley Gardner. The mystery slowly unravels to reveal an understandable, heartbroken assassin who has sound reasons for the murders he has committed. The interwoven personal issues found among the various characters forcefully point out that the caring felt for one person by another often will motivate the most mild mannered into action heretofore thought impossible to contemplate. When our loved ones are harmed most any of us will seek redress; when none is available through accepted means most any of us may contemplate taking action into our own hands as has been portrayed in author Grey’s bittersweet tale.

THE NINTH MAN offers the reader a peek inside the very human issues experienced by both gay and straight communities; issues which are not the sole property of either. THE NINTH MAN is a well thought out bittersweet romantic mystery thriller and well worth the reading. Some profanity, some graphic sex language. Highly recommended.

Learn more about Dorien Grey by visiting GLB Publishers
Po Box 78212 San Francisco 94197

Reviewed by Molly Martin


More News by m j . hollingshead

· Molly Martin....................Interviewed by Wendy Laing - 7/28/2001 6:49:00 AM
· Gigi Phillips....................................Molly's Interviews - 6/26/2001 1:33:00 PM
· David Furlotte..................................Molly's Interviews - 6/26/2001 10:09:00 AM
· Common Foe.................................Molly's Reviews - 6/26/2001 9:57:00 AM
· Maria Osborne Perry........................Molly's Interviews - 6/24/2001 3:12:00 PM
· Christine Spindler.............................Molly's Interviews - 6/21/2001 1:51:00 PM
· Dorien Grey.....................................Molly's Interviews - 6/13/2001 7:18:00 PM
· Double Trouble ........................... Molly's Reviews - 6/13/2001 10:04:00 AM
· Death on The Cliff Walk' .......... Molly's Reviews - 6/13/2001 8:25:00 AM
· Different Flags ..................................Molly's Reviews - 3/10/2001 4:54:00 PM
· Mable and the Thursday Afternoon Discussion Group.................Molly's Reviews - 1/4/2001 3:33:00 PM
· Since All Is Passing ......................... Molly's Reviews - 1/2/2001 10:39:00 PM
· RIDE OF HER LIFE........................... Molly's Reviews - 12/27/2000 2:47:00 PM
· No Good Without You' ..................... Molly's Reviews - 12/17/2000 1:41:00 PM
· Gold in the Shadow' ........................ Molly's Reviews - 12/14/2000 9:04:00 AM
· BROKEN DREAMS.......................... Molly's Reviews - 12/6/2000 8:10:00 PM
· Eric Balkan's website........................ Molly's Reviews - 11/3/2000 2:56:00 PM
· Fatal Fortune'................................... Molly's Reviews - 10/31/2000 8:37:00 PM
· Rhythm of Revenge (The) .................... Molly's Reviews - 10/10/2000 2:30:00 PM
· DEAD BIRDS DON'T SING'............... Molly's Reviews - 10/6/2000 3:31:00 PM
· The Inspector's Wife'........................... First in Series - 9/27/2000 5:52:00 PM
· The Wonderful Day........................Children's Picture Book - 9/25/2000 4:07:00 PM
· Contract For Deceit......................... Molly's Reviews - 9/22/2000 10:07:00 PM
· The Inspector's Wife.....................Review on Cadvision - 7/29/2000 2:56:00 PM
· Daddy's One Acre' .......................work created byTomsdattar - 7/20/2000 3:39:00 PM
· The Agent: Murder by Accident.................First in Series - 7/17/2000 7:26:00 PM
· InnerLand: The Door........................... First in Series - 7/2/2000 10:03:00 PM
· The Agent: Murder By Accident...............Review by Robin Baker - 6/24/2000 10:35:00 PM
· Homeless Hound Makes Good..................Sadie's Story - 6/9/2000 11:08:00 AM
· THE INSPECTOR'S WIFE...................Caney Tuesday Readers approve - 6/9/2000 10:59:00 AM

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