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Simple Justice is the first in the Benjamin Justice mystery series. Justice once was a star journalist living the good life. Then he falsified a story, had to return a Pulitzer Prize, and got himself and a good friend fired - and then his lover died of AIDS. Now an alcoholic in retreat from the world, he's sucked back into journalism, the club scene, and everything else he's tried to escape, by a request he cannot refuse. While helping a rising young journalist investigate a murder near a gay bar, he starts his life again. Very strong beginning of this series. (CAVEAT: there is graphic gay sex in this book; avoid it if that's going to ick you out.)
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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