Amateur City - Kate Delafield, Bk 1 Author:Katherine V. Forrest When Katherine V. Forrest's Amateur City was published in 1984, introducing LAPD detective Kate Delafield, it not only marked the beginning of one of mystery fiction's most successful series, it also created one of the most lucrative genres in gay publishing: the lesbian mystery. With her next six Kate Delafield novels, Forrest's com... more »plex and determined lesbian detective became the most celebrated figure in lesbian fiction.
Ellen O'Neil has antagonized her lover by taking a job in a Los Angeles highrise office building - only to find herself sole witness to events surrounding a baffling murder. LAPD Detective Kate Delafield, tough and demanding leader of the homicide investigation team, soon discovers strong motives for the killing of Fergus Parker in an office united in its hatred of the murdered man. And with her own personal life in crisis, she finds her path increasingly intersecting with that of Ellen O'Neil...« less