Allusions: LGBTQ Writing
Brad Shreve - A Body on the Hill
PI Mitch O'Reilly is hired by big time Hollywood director T.J. Mooney to follow his son Austin who is starting an acting career without riding the coattails of his powerful father. T.J. isn't happy his beloved son has changed his last name and chooses to live in a sketchy apartment and not the family mansion in Bel Air.
To Mitch it's another routine stakeout until Austin’s body is found on the hill below the Hollywood Sign. Was the body left there to send a message? If so, deciphering that message could lead Mitch to solving the crime.
“Brad Shreve serves up a Chandler-esque Los Angeles full of show biz types and perverts, mansions and bad neighborhoods. At the center of it all is Mitch O’Reilly a deeply troubled detective with an attitude who can’t find his way to the quiet life he craves.” - Marshall Thornton, three time Lambda Award winner and author of the Boystown, and Pinx Video series.