A wonderfully entertaining mystery set in a fictional town that is an awful lot like Hudson, NY. A must read for anyone going to this tourist mecca upstate.

About The Book

When a series of brutal murders rocks the calm of the small upstate town of Utopia Falls, where native inhabitants–“Old Falls”–who have lived in the Falls for generations bitterly resent the “New Falls” residents–straight & gay antiques dealers, artists, actors, musicians, celebrities and wealthy newcomers–who have made the once sleepy town an elegant and chic destination, Jeremy Hudson, a young writer recently arrived from New York, realizes that the method and brutality of these shocking crimes echo equally shocking crimes he has uncovered in his research into the city’s past. It is obvious that someone has also discovered the same grim events from another time and whoever made that discovery must also be the murderer, determined to set Old Falls against New Falls, and Jeremy Hudson must discover who it is.

Readers say

” A wonderfully entertaining mystery set in a fictional town that is an awful lot like Hudson, NY. A must read for anyone going to this tourist mecca upstate. “

Amazon reviewer

” It is a thrilling page turner written with great humor and insight. You won’t be able to put it down. “

Amazon Reviewer

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About the Author

BYRNE FONE lamillasserie@gmail.com La Millasserie 24150 Mauzac et Grand CastangByrne Fone is the author of the novels “War Stories,” “Trojan Women,” and “Achilles: A Love Story,” a gay romance, which together make up the “Trojan Trilogy,” set at the time of the War at Troy as well as “American Revolution,” a political crime novel about a gay American president. His most recent novel is Utopia Falls, a crime fiction about a small chic New York upstate town where gruesome things happen and Jeremy Hudson has to find the truth. He has just published, with Alain Pioton, Castles In The Air: Coming Home to the Perigord, a book about living in the Dordogne in France and their life as proprietors of their B&B, Le Domaine de La Millasserie.Byrne is a recognized pioneer in the field of Gay Studies and has written several books in the field including: “A Road to Stonewall: Homosexuality and Homophobia in British and American Literature “(Scribners), a study of Walt Whitman: “Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Homoerotic Text” (S. Illinois University Press). He has edited the largest and most comprehensive anthology of gay literature, “The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature” (Columbia University Press) and in “Homophobia: A History” ( Holt and Picador) he examines the history of homophobia over a period covering almost two millennia.He is also the author of “Historic Hudson; An Architectural Portrait,” a history of the City of Hudson, New York, that includes more than 200 images from the 19th to the 20th century of the Hudson’s incomparable collection of 18th and 19th century architecture.Byrne Fone and his partner Alain Pioton live in France where they operate their bed and breakfast: Le Domaine de La Millasserie. www.bandbfrancedordogne.com


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