The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday

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London 1889.

For Ira Adler, former rent-boy and present plaything of crime lord Cain Goddard, stealing back the statue from Goddard's blackmailer should have been a doddle. But inside the statue is evidence that could put Goddard away for a long time under the sodomy laws, and everyone's after it, including Ira's bitter ex, Dr. Timothy Lazarus. No sooner does Ira have the porcelain dog in his hot little hands, than he loses it to a nimble-fingered prostitute.

As Ira’s search for the dog drags him back to the mean East End streets where he grew up, he discovers secrets about his own past, and about Goddard's present business dealings, which make him question everything he thought he knew. An old friend turns up dead, and an old enemy proves himself a friend. Goddard is pressing Ira for a commitment, but every new discovery casts doubt on whether Ira can, in good conscience, remain with him.

In the end, Ira must choose between his hard-won life of luxury and standing against a grievous wrong.

About Jess Faraday

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Before trying her hand at fiction, Jess Faraday trained as a linguist and translator. After a number of years in education, and a handful of published translations, she produced her first novel, The Affair of the Porcelain Dog. In addition to writing, she is the creator of Faraday Bags (, a line of data-shielding handbags and clothing. A voracious reader, avid martial artist, and outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, camping, and cycling.
Published June 15, 2011 by Bold Strokes Books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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