Body Language

Body Language A midlife crisis sends Chicago Journal reporter Mark Manning back to his Wisconsin hometown and into a morass of lust lies and lethal family secrets An unexpected windfall has given burned out Chica

  • Title: Body Language
  • Author: Michael Craft
  • ISBN: 9781575665542
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • A midlife crisis sends Chicago Journal reporter Mark Manning back to his Wisconsin hometown and into a morass of lust, lies, and lethal family secrets An unexpected windfall has given burned out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the chance to reconnect with his boyhood roots With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy City to return to Dumont, Wisconsin, to tA midlife crisis sends Chicago Journal reporter Mark Manning back to his Wisconsin hometown and into a morass of lust, lies, and lethal family secretsAn unexpected windfall has given burned out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the chance to reconnect with his boyhood roots With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy City to return to Dumont, Wisconsin, to take over the town paper His long awaited family reunion is cut short when his cousin Suzanne is bludgeoned to death just before Christmas dinner Before she dies, she whispers something to Manning the name of her son.Was she expressing a mother s dying wish for the future welfare of her child Or revealing the identity of her murderer When Manning ends up in the local law s sights, he s suddenly racing against time to clear his own name and smoke out a killer With no lack of suspects, from a troubled homophobe to a lesbian activist to a housekeeper, the clock is ticking on a story that could be the biggest of Manning s career if he lives long enough to write it.Body Language is the third book in Michael Craft s Mark Manning series, which begins with Flight Dreams and Eye Contact.

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    About "Michael Craft"

    1. Michael Craft

      Michael Craft is the author of than a dozen novels and three stage plays He is best known as the author of the popular Mark Manning series, set in the Midwest, as well as the Claire Gray series, which takes place in Palm Springs, California Three of Craft s novels have been honored as national finalists for Lambda Literary Awards His latest latest novel, Inside Dumont, is a collection of linked short stories, set in the quirky little town of Dumont, Wisconsin.

    240 thoughts on “Body Language”

    1. I am genuinely baffled by this book's good reviews. Most people say it is terribly written but a well-crafted puzzle. Well, I agree up to a point (specifically up to 'but'). If you haven't named the murderer after Chapter One, you must be asleep. Every clue may as well have been accompanied by fanfare heralding its pertinence to the dawningly obvious denouement.When I could switch off enough to get past the bad writing (and Craft isn't that bad, really; he's just more Archer than Amis), the narr [...]


    2. Best yetThe first two manning stories were good but the location and story seemed not right.But this one felt like Agatha Christie novel of Tommy and Topuence with a gay them.Very little political emphasise on a political agenda.Problem with most gay character books always the bad guys are some religious or political slant.That's ok sometime but it is a bit limiting and impossible to keep guessing since its clear from the beginning the author detest the character and couldn't bother giving the c [...]


    3. This is the first Michael Craft novel that I've read. It's hard to find quality gay literature, in my opinion, and I adored this story. As I haven't read many mystery novels, working my way through this story was quite enjoyable.My only issues with Body Language is the repetitiveness of the story. Mark Manning spends more time than necessary detailing moments of the past, to the point where it slows the pace of the story. Other than that, I enjoyed Craft's style of writing, which has made me eag [...]


    4. I likedBody Language . The murderer's identity was, as others have pointed out, obvious. But it was fun trying to guess how the protagonist would figure it out. The narrator seemed a bit full of himself in the beginning, and the way he talked felt a bit scripted, but he grew on me eventually. There was enough plot besides the mystery to keep things interesting, but not enough to be distracting. All in all, it was a decent read.


    5. I enjoyed this book even more than the previous. I have sort of a crush on Mark Manning now spurred on by his fetish for khaki's and his cousin which is depicted in this book at great length. This book proves that the author has brought together a unique family and future books should be even more interesting.


    6. A pretty good fun read although the perpetrator was kind of obvious fairly early in the story but at least all the clues were there and no phoney conclusion was thrown in at the last moment! You have to like most of the recurring characters and these books are just plain good entertaining reading! I'll surely read more of this series!


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