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The Less-Dead

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The Less-Dead

By April Lurie

Ember, Paperback, 9780375845437, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011


Noah Nordstrom has been getting drunk at parties, eating crackers topped with apricot-hash jelly, and dissing the religious beliefs of his father, who hosts a popular Christian radio show and whom Noah accuses of spreading hate. When two local gay teens are murdered, Noah's antievangelism intensifies—he's convinced the killer is a caller on his dad's program. Then Noah meets Will Reed, a cool guy. But when he learns that Will is gay, and possibly into him, Noah gives Will the brush-off. Meanwhile, the killer is still at large . . . and Noah is soon drawn into a game of cat and mouse as he investigates the murders and closes in on a dangerous enemy.

About the Author
April Lurie s previous novels are "The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine; Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds "(a Texas Lonestar Book); and "Dancing in the Streets of Brooklyn." She lives in Round Rock, Texas. "From the Hardcover edition.""

Praise For The Less-Dead

Review, Publishers Weekly, January 11, 2010:
"In her compelling mystery, Lurie draws attention to the prejudice and hatred many gay teens face ... Suspenseful and emotional."

Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2009:
"Lurie has wrought a compelling, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep readers riveted to the end."