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“Private Chick” by Julie Smith from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann. Diva Delish is a bartender/private investigator working out of a bar in the Marigny called the Palace. It’s the perfect steady gig for a...

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“The Cocktail Hour” by John Morgan Wilson from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann. There’s a temptation, early on in the reading of this story, to compare it to a certain play-turned-movie. While the two works...

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“The Case of the Missing Bulldog” by Josh Aterovis from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann. This story started fast and easily kept my attention all the way to the end. A private eye and a guy he met via an...