“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

“The Lord Chamberlain’s Daughter” by Ron Fritsch

THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S DAUGHTERRon FritschAsymmetric Worlds Publishing (2019)ISBN 9780997882971Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/19) “The Lord Chamberlain’s Daughter” by Ron Fritsch is a seductive tale of power and greed, love and sacrifice, murder and betrayal, and the senseless war that caused it all. The tale is a distinctive rendition of one of Shakespeare’s … More “The Lord Chamberlain’s Daughter” by Ron Fritsch

“Cordelia Lionheart” by Ron Fritsch

CORDELIA LIONHEART Ron Fritsch Asymmetric Worlds (2018) ISBN 9780997882940 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/19) “Cordelia Lionheart” is a wonderful alternative history by Ron Fritsch. Cordelia is the youngest of King Lear’s three teenaged daughters. Mature for her years, she supports the rights of the commoners, which angers the greedy nobility. Her boyfriend … More “Cordelia Lionheart” by Ron Fritsch

“His Grandfather’s House” by Ron Fritsch

HIS GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE Ron Fritsch Asymmetric Worlds (2017) ISBN 9780997882933 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (01/18) I have been a fan of Ron Fritsch’s work for some time now, so I jumped at the opportunity to read his latest novel, “His Grandfather’s House.” The Reinhart family is not too well liked in their little town … More “His Grandfather’s House” by Ron Fritsch

“Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial” by Ron Fritsch

ELIZABETH DALEIDEN ON TRIAL Ron Fritsch Ron Fritsch (2016) ISBN 9780997882919 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (10/16) The drama of “Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial” by Ron Fritsch takes off with a state attorney dredging up the past by charging Elizabeth Daleiden, a local widowed farmer, with three deaths that occurred over twenty years … More “Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial” by Ron Fritsch