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In a new Pharaoh Love mystery, the sassy, gay, African-American NYPD detective goes undercover in Chinatown to stop a powerful crimelord involved in Asian slave trade, gambling, prostitution, and protection rackets.

About George Baxt

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George Baxt was born June 11, 1923 in Brooklyn New York. He began his career as a radio announcer, and then became an agent and a television scriptwriter. From there, Baxt's career developed into scriptwriting cult horror films. He has published twenty-six murder mysteries the first being the acclaimed A Queer Kind of Death, published in 1966. His play Spine Chiller was produced in London's West End, starring Sian Phillips in 1978. Baxt is also the author of nearly ninety short stories, most of which have been published in Ellery Queen mystery magazine.His numerous TV credits include The Defenders, Kraft TV Theater, The Philco Playhouse, Matinee Theater, Laredo, and in England, The Sword of Freedom series. George Baxt died June 28, 2003, from complications after heart surgery, in New York, New York.
Published September 1, 1995 by Holiday House.
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Nothing dates faster than trendy, and it's no surprise that flamboyant gay cop Pharaoh Love (A Queer Kind of Love, 1994, etc.) has become almost as much a museum piece as the starry casts of Baxt's Hollywood historicals.

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A messy, inane plot and lame attempts at humor sink the latest in Baxt's series starring gay, black NYPD detective Pharaoh Love. A Chinatown gang boss feuds with his wife, his underlings and his silen

Sep 04 1995 | Read Full Review of A QUEER KIND OF UMBRELLA: A P...