“Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch

“Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch is a captivating murder mystery set in the suburbs of Chicago shortly after the decriminalization of homosexuality in the 1960s. Successful banker Ted Linden returns home one evening to find his teenage lover Warren Hadley dead in the backyard with his throat slit. The night before the murder, Darrel Hadley, Warren’s hot-headed brother, openly threatens Warren, demanding he return to the family farm. Homophobic and prejudiced attitudes within the Chicago Police Department complicate the investigation. Lead Detective Tim Conway must look past the roadblocks of preconceived ideas to the clues in order to discover the guilty party.  … More “Murder Garden” by Ron Fritsch

“Who Killed Coriolanus?” by Ron Fritsch

Having grown up in a Greek orphanage after the Trojan War, Timon and his companion Lukas are living a good life in Sparta. Timon’s mysterious past has been revealed, and he now knows his full identity. Life with Lukas is peaceful, until one day when Marco, the son of the Commander of the Royal Army and Navy, shows up at his home. … More “Who Killed Coriolanus?” by Ron Fritsch

“Promised Valley Conspiracy” by Ron Fritsch

In this saga, agriculture is new and the farmers have settled in a fertile valley. The hunters in the barren hills believe that the gods want them to have the fertile land in the valley as well. This has ignited a war between the people of the hills and the people of the valley. It also causes problems with the hill people among themselves. Many of them try to escape to the valley to avoid starvation. … More “Promised Valley Conspiracy” by Ron Fritsch

“Promised Valley War” by Ron Fritsch

It is the story’s prehistoric setting that provides the basis for the intellectual question which binds the Promised Valley books together: “Could civilization and history, with their countless heaven-sanctioned wars and genocides, have begun differently?” With that as his touchstone, Fritsch thoughtfully and compassionately offers answers through the story and its characters. “Promised Valley War” and the ironic relationship of its two central characters, one a farmer, one a hunter, are charged with Fritsch’s passion and exuberance for  literary, historical and LGBTQ fiction. … More “Promised Valley War” by Ron Fritsch