Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Nights in Berlin - cover

Nights in Berlin

Janice Law

Publisher: MysteriousPress.com

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Lambda Literary Award Finalist: A young Irishman finds love and danger in the shadows of Weimar Germany. Francis Bacon has never cared much for country living, so he is overjoyed when his father sends him to Berlin as punishment for his not-so-innocent flirtations with the other boys at school. With afternoons at the cinema, dinner at the Hotel Adlon, and nights at the most outrageous cabarets in Germany—and in his uncle Lastings’s bed—he’ll fit right in.   The Great War having ended over a decade ago, and its resulting economic turmoil in the past, Germany is enjoying the “Golden Twenties”—a time of healthy fiscal growth, and creative and sexual resurgence, centered in Berlin. Yet dark clouds are gathering as Hitler consolidates power within the Nazi Party and brownshirts march through the streets.   As tensions rise, Francis finds his uncle Lastings busy welcoming countless men into his hotel room—some invited for pleasure, others to be recruited for the fight against Bolshevism. But when the Nazis send Lastings fleeing for his life, Francis is left alone, penniless, and hunted, with only his keen sense of hedonism to distract him from a city that gets more menacing every night.  Nights in Berlin is the 4th book in the Francis Bacon Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Other books that might interest you

  • Vampire Claus - cover

    Vampire Claus

    Robert Winter

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    ’Twas the night before Christmas, but what’s stirring is a little more dangerous than a mouse.Taviano is nearly two hundred years old and never wakes in the same place twice. Weary and jaded, the vampire still indulges in memories of childhood Christmases in Naples. He lingers in shadow, spying on mortals as they enjoy the holiday. When Taviano spots a handsome young man in Boston loaded down with presents and about to be mugged, he can’t help but intervene. Soon he’s talking to joyous, naïve, strong-willed and funny Paul, a short-order cook who raised funds to buy Christmas presents for LGBTQ children. Before he knows what’s happened, Taviano is wrapped up in Paul’s arms and then in his schemes to get the presents delivered by Christmas morning. A vampire turned into a Christmas elf… What could go wrong?Vampire Claus is a standalone gay romance about a lonely vampire and a fearless mortal with no instinct for self-preservation. A heartwarming ending, no cliffhanger, and a young man who discovers he has a thing for fangs. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
    Show book
  • Final Edition & Union Jack - cover

    Final Edition & Union Jack

    Val McDermid

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Two mysteries in one volume featuring the investigating journalist, from the Diamond Dagger Award-winning author.Final Edition When Alison Maxwell, a well-known Glaswegian journalist with an irresistible sexual attraction to both sexes, is found murdered, the police look no further than the owner of the scarf used to strangle her. Reporter Lindsay Gordon, however, suspects there’s more to the story. Maxwell was a serial seductress who kept a secret record of her encounters, including one with Lindsay herself. Recalling the threats that followed the end of the relationship, Lindsay knows all too well the feelings of rage, fear, and passion that Alison Maxwell could invoke—and she will be stepping into a sordid world of lies to solve the case. “Compelling characters [and] a mystery that is profoundly twisted.”—Bay Area ReporterUnion Jack When unethical union leader Tom Jack falls to his death from the window of Lindsay Gordon’s tenth-floor hotel room after a spectacularly public row between the two of them, it seems the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real culprit. But that will requireuncovering a seething cauldron of blackmail, corruption and abuse of power, all brought to the boil by her investigation. “A wonderful read?thrilling, scary and funny.”?Evening Standard (UK)
    Show book
  • Let It Snow - A Friendly MMF Menage Tale - cover

    Let It Snow - A Friendly MMF...

    K.D. West

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Sometimes, darkness gives way to light 
    Helen was supposed to be heading on her honeymoon — off on a sexy trip to Fiji with her long-time fiancé. Her cheating, sleaze-bag, lying fiancé. 
    And so she is off on a trip to the mountains with her best friend Tommy and Tommy's husband Al. Instead of sun and sand, she's heading off to silence and snow. 
    And snow. And snow. 
    A blizzard traps Helen and the two men in their car overnight, where they discover a path to happiness that turns out to have been as inevitable as it is unexpected. 
    (FMM bisexual romance, polyamory)Preview: 
    After another minute or three of awkward silence, Helen muttered, “So. You guys feeling as uncomfortable as I am?” 
    “Yes,” said Tommy through gritted teeth. 
    “No,” said Al, a smirk clearly present in his voice. 
    “No?” Tommy snapped. 
    His husband chuckled. “No, Tommy. Because I’ve figured this was coming for about four years.” 
    “This?” Helen and Tommy asked together. 
    “You’ll forgive me, both of you, but there are three things that have been clear to me for a long time. One: my husband and his best friend find each other very attractive. Two: I am very drawn to you myself, Helen, and get the sense that you find me less than repulsive.” 
    Helen let out a grunt of assent. 
    “And three: Helen’s Ben preferred the company of twinks.” Al’s hand patted Helen’s hip in apology. “I’m sorry I didn’t say anything, Helen. I assumed you knew.” 
    “Not your fault I was stupid.” 
    “Not stupid. Just in love with the wrong guy.” He hugged her, his lips brushing her ear. 
    “Fair.” And suddenly Helen was very clear about what this was. This was her and two men she trusted — even now, when she couldn’t trust herself — sharing intimacy she’d been hungry for for a month. And, as she granted the rightness of Al’s statements, she also had to grant it was something her body had wanted for a lot longer than that. “Tommy?” 
    He was shivering against her, teeth chattering, and tightly as they were packed, Helen was fairly sure it wasn’t because of the snowy night. “Helen. Al.” 
    “Hey, Al?”A flare of complete abandon roared through Helen then, melting any of the ice that the cold and the end of her relationship with Ben might have left. 
    “Yeah?” 
    “Did watching me prance around the office in my undies really get Tommy excited?” 
    “Oh, yeah.” 
    Tommy gave a laugh that sounded more than a little like a sob. 
    Helen couldn’t stand it. She leaned the few inches between them and placed her lips against his. 
    Frozen for a moment — cold, unmoving — at last Tommy melted into the kiss.
    Show book
  • Love By Design - cover

    Love By Design

    S.W. Andersen

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Life has a funny way of revealing harsh truths.Cassie Carl believes she has it all. On the cusp of achieving her professional goals and soon to marry the man of her dreams—the handsome, kind, and loving Stefan Van Allen—it seems she's found the life every woman dreams of.What else could a girl want?Peyton Kingston is a beautiful, talented interior designer on the rise, whose sole focus is building her business. She loves what she does and has little time or patience for relationships. She's happy with her life.What else could a girl need?When Cassie's wealthy fiancé brings Peyton in to do a renovation on their home before the big engagement party, sparks fly, leaving both Cassie and Peyton to question everything they thought they already had.What happens when the thin veil of perfection becomes riddled with holes?Contains mature themes.
    Show book
  • Learning to Love - cover

    Learning to Love

    Felice Stevens

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    After ten years away from home, bad boy caterer Gideon Marks has a lot to prove. Getting the holiday catering job at his childhood synagogue is the first step in demonstrating to everyone he didn’t turn out to be the failure they predicted. What he doesn’t count on is Rabbi Jonah Fine, his high school nemesis and secret crush, stirring up old feelings Gideon thought long gone and secrets he’s buried deep for years. 
    An unexpectedly passionate encounter shocks Gideon, but he pushes Jonah away, convinced he isn’t good enough to be in a relationship and would never be accepted by Jonah’s father. But Jonah hangs tough—he won’t allow Gideon to hide or run away from life again. And when it comes to love, Gideon learns the most important lessons aren’t always taught in school.
    Show book
  • Collide-O-Scope - Norfolk Coast Investigations Story Book 1 - cover

    Collide-O-Scope - Norfolk Coast...

    Andrea Bramhall

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    An unidentified woman is found murdered on the North Norfolk Coastal Path and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and Kings Lynn's CID have the task of figuring out whom, how, and why. A job that's made more difficult when every one of the forty residents in the village has something to hide and answers her questions with a string of lies. 
    Georgina Temple has her own secrets to keep, and her own reasons to keep them. But her growing attraction to Kate makes it increasingly difficult to keep them. 
    Kate's investigation into the woman's death delves into the heart of the tiny fishing village where nothing and no one is quite what they seem. 
    Contains mature themes.
    Show book