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"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: The James Colton Novels of Joseph Hansen"

From Murder in the Closet
Edited by Curtis Evans
Non-fiction

Before the 1969 Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ life was dominated by the negative image of "the closet"--the metaphorical space where that which was deemed "queer" was hidden from a hostile public view. Literary studies of queer themes and characters in crime fiction have tended to focus on the more positive and explicit representations since the riots, while pre-Stonewall works are thought to reference queer only negatively or obliquely. This collection of new essays questions that view with an investigation of queer aspects in crime fiction published over eight decades, from the corseted Victorian era to the unbuttoned 1960s.

Josh contributes an essay on the early pulp novels that Joseph Hansen wrote under the pen name of James Colton.



"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: The James Colton Novels of Joseph Hansen"
Trade paperback
Appears exclusively in
The Golden Age of Gay Fiction
October 2016
McFarland & Co Inc Pub.
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