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The first trilogy featuring the gay, promiscuous, alcholic painter, Francis Bacon has been completed with Moon Over Tangier. The novels have been nominated for Lambda Awards, and Prisoner of the Riviera received the prize. They are all available from in print or as downloads.

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I have begun a new trilogy, featuring the young Francis Bacon. In the newest novel, Nights in Berlin, due out in April from, he is seventeen and Francis is overjoyed when his conventional father decides to make a man of him by sending him to Berlin with his soldierly, but lecherous, uncle.

With afternoons at the cinema, dinners at the Hotel Adlon, and nights at the outrageous cabarets Francis fits right in. In the aftermath of war, revolution, and depression, Germans with money are partying as if there is no tomorrow, and turbulent, free-living Berlin binges on drink, drugs, sex and art. Yet dark clouds are gathering as Reds and Rightists clash in the streets, and when Francis finds himself alone, penniless, and hunted, only his keen instincts preserve him in a city that gets darker every night.

The first trilogy and Nights in Berlin have now appeared in audio book! All four stories are read by Paul Andsdell.

In the second novel, Afternoons in Paris, now in production, Francis turns up in the City of Light, where an avant guarde theater troupe and some murderous Russian exiles keep him on the run. The trilogy will end with Mornings in London.

A novel close to my heart has finally see print. Homeward Dove, a contemporary novel with strong mystery elements, comes out in early April from Wildside. ( Set in the old mill towns and farm country of eastern CT, it is a story about a crime and its complicated aftermath.