Short Stories 366:139 — “The Haunting of Comiston House,” by Jess Faraday

Shadow of Justice, a collection of short stories about Constable Simon Pearce, continues to bring a lovely mix of mystery, history, and a queerness-finds-a-way that delights. In the first two tales, we meet Simon Pearce, a gay constable in London of the late 1800's, and his attempts to be a force for justice in a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:139 — “The Haunting of Comiston House,” by Jess Faraday

Short Stories 366:132 — “Slough Dog,” by Jess Faraday

Linked queer short mystery stories aren't something I get to enjoy very often, which makes me all the gladder to have Jess Faraday's Shadow of Justice to enjoy. The second tale in the collection, "Slough Dog," sees Constable Simon Pearce dealing with some of the fallout from the first tale, where he added friction with … Continue reading Short Stories 366:132 — “Slough Dog,” by Jess Faraday

Short Stories 366:118 — “The Ghost of St. Sebastian’s,” by Jess Faraday

Okay, a brief moment to gush about Jess Faraday's The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, which I adored on audio: a Holmes-era tale in London at it's most coal-caked and financially stratified, also Holmes-esque in its execution. You should grab it and listen to it if you're at all a fan of audiobooks and period-piece … Continue reading Short Stories 366:118 — “The Ghost of St. Sebastian’s,” by Jess Faraday

#ThrowBookThursday – The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday

I bumped into this hashtag on a virtual book club, and I loved it. The notion is instead of a Throwback Thursday photograph (which, like many queerfolk who were kicked to the curb, I don't have beyond a certain date), you post a book you loved from back when. You all know how I feel … Continue reading #ThrowBookThursday – The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday