Chicago Blues (Medicine for the Blues Book 2) Dangerous Medicine (Medicine for the Blues Book 3) by Jeff Stookey
Multi-volume author, Jeff Stookey, introduces us to the second volume in his “Medicine for the Blues” series, “Chicago Blues”:
Jimmy Harper arrives in Chicago with the Diggs Monroe Jazz Orchestra, seeking fame and fortune. Instead, he descends into the jazz underworld where he becomes entangled in dark dealings with a sinister mob boss and in an erotic affair with a black drag performer. In this unfamiliar world, Jimmy begins to question whether he can trust anyone, even his old band members.
"… a finely woven tale of self-discovery and acceptance." —Poison Waters/Kevin Cook, Drag Queen Extraordinaire.
The trilogy Medicine for the Blues, a work of historical gay fiction, explores the complexities of gender and sexuality through the lens of the early 1920s. Chicago Blues follows Book 1 Acquaintance. The story continues in Book 3 Dangerous Medicine.
I really enjoy the style and quality of writing that comes from the heart and pen of Jeff Stookey. He has an amazing eye for so many details in this historical fiction, I feel like I am right there.
His scene-setting is marvelous, dialog and action are impeccable. Everything seems so real.
I give this book 5 stars! It’s so good.
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Tags: LGBTQ, gay, jazz, music, singing, drugs, mobsters, Chicago
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Multi-volume author Jeff Stookey introduces us to the third volume, in his series “Medicine for the Blues, “Dangerous Medicine”:
In a time when homosexuals had to hide their identity, Dr. Carl Holman’s status with the respected clinic where he works is imperiled by pressures from the Ku Klux Klan, societal expectations to marry, and other forces beyond his control. As compassion impels him to treat unorthodox cases involving addiction, birth control, and child abuse, he must make difficult decisions about his professional and domestic affairs. Can Carl and those he loves find a way to live authentic lives in a hostile world?
I really enjoy Jeff’s writing, his first person POV is tops, bar none. The reading is so smooth, you are transported to the time and place in the book without any effort on your part.
Splendid scene-setting, accompanied by awesome action and dynamic dialogue, will leave you breathless at the end of the book and the series.
The finale of “Medicine for the Blues” series, “Dangerous Medicine” gets the top score of 5 stars!
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Tags: LGBT, gay, jazz, medicine, historical fiction, Oregon,
My review of the first book in the series: www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/acquaintance-medicine-for-the-blues-book-1-by-jeff-stookey
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