Murder by TraditionBook - 1991 | 1st ed.
When a successful gay restaurateur is stabbed to death, Kate Delafield’s investigation puts her in conflict with her own fear of being outed as a lesbian. Can Kate testify for the prosecution with her integrity intact, when the killer’s attorney, the only man who knows the truth about Kate’s -sexuality, prepares a "homosexual panic" defense?
In addition to penning the legendary Kate Delafield mystery series, Katherine V. Forrest has written the lesbian romantic classic Curious Wine and the science fiction novels Daughters of a Coral Dawn and Daughters of an Amber Noon. She lives in San Francisco.
Blackwell North Amer
LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield is summoned to a scene of savagery: a restaurant kitchen awash in the blood of a young gay man found dead from multiple stab wounds. But finding his killer is only the first of Kate's challenges. Shielding her young lover from this brutal crime with its seemingly ever-widening consequences, she contends with a homophobic partner who shows minimal interest in the case. Kate must also find clear answers to mystifying questions about the crime scene for a prosecuting attorney handling her first homicide. Meanwhile, the killer's attorney, the only man who knows the truth about Kate's sexuality, is preparing a "homosexual panic" defense. Can Kate testify for the prosecution and keep her integrity intact?