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Deadly Nightshade (Deadly Mystery, #1) - Victor J. Banis In the beginning, I found Banis’ humour heavy and passive aggressive. It’s fun to play being politically incorrect, but after too many jokes, you start to sound insecure and annoying. In the end, I found him sharp and hilarious, and sometimes, I frowned, rolled my eyes and laughed at the same quip or extravagance.Sure, he dropped it a notch in the meantime but it’s also because as heavy and ferocious as the fag and Neanderthal jokes are, it’s just that. Stanley and Tom are two living clichés for one another, they are standing at opposite ends and they are uncomfortable, defensive and aggressive in the beginning. It’s also because as acerbic and down to earth as he is, the author explores what lies behind and between the stereotypes with understanding and something akin to tenderness. This is not another case of closeted cop and this is not another case of Gay For You either. This is about a drag queen serial killer, 2 cops who are forced to work together and become partners, about unrequited love, sexuality and blurred lines. The mystery was not unpredictable but well put together and punched me in the guts, Tom and Stanley squeezed my heart and made me laugh my ass off, I want to know what's going to happen next and yippee! There are 5 more books to read!