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This is the official site for the Gabriel's World Mystery/Thriller/LGBT book series by A.R. Fiano. This site features short fiction, background on the series, interactive elements, and Life Uninterrupted, what happens to the characters between books. Please sign up for news from Gabriel's World newsletter to the right, for monthly news, questions and answers, and exclusive extras. You can follow Gabriel's World on LinkedIn.
Gabriel's World features 36 year-old New York City private investigator Gabriel Ross--strong, ethical, gay, intelligent, Buddhist. Also featured is Joel McFadden--fiery, beautiful, brilliantly talented bisexual artist. The series concerns Gabriel's cases and his relationships with his friends, and with Joel. Gabriel and Joel were formerly involved, and they have become close again; in the first two books the question of what their true relationship is a major part of the story. Underlying Gabriel's life is his cases--he's passionate about his work helping people, and often becomes too deeply involved in his cases. Gabriel's world also has a justifiable paranoia in the background. Gabriel has clashed with a sinister secret organization the Tertullian Society. The Society threatens him in the first book, The Hanged Man, and Gabriel is figuring out how to continue his work to expose their true dealings. Expect the Society to return in future books, including the next book in progress, The Book of Joel.
If this is your first time on Gabriel's World, visit the About Gabriel's World page to learn more regarding the series, and take a look at the dossier files we've found on Gabriel, Joel, and the other persons in their lives. The series has gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight cisgender characters. The stories are not about the characters being LGBT, but about having strong characters who are LGBT and allies.
Wondering what The Hanged Man is about? Here's a summary: Raymond Booth hires New York City P.I. Gabriel Ross to probe a disturbing incident at Raymond's charitable foundation and then disappears. His sister Toni wants Gabriel to find the missing man. Gabriel turns up evidence of abduction, but Raymond turns up dead. Pulled into the mystery Raymond wanted him to solve, Gabriel unravels a dangerous secret connected to the foundation. Gabriel has help from journalist Alex Barclay and Gabriel's former boyfriend Joel...leading to complications in his personal life. Read the first chapter here.
The next book in the series is Two-Faced Woman. Gabriel has two new clients. One Sophie Faulker, a NJ woman with a second self, Edward. She's been falsely accused of murdering a friend. Gabriel is helping his lawyer friend Michaela with Sophie's defense, and in the course of trying to prove Sophie's innocence, comes across evidence of a human trafficking operation. The other new client is Geneva Lennon, a transgender woman who's discovers that her birth certificate isn't hers. Gabriel and Joel try to find out who her parents really are, leading them upstate to uncover crimes that happened 35 years ago. To help these clients, Gabriel and Joel are facing two extremely dangerous men. Two-Faced Woman also focuses on Gabriel's inner turmoil after the events in The Hanged Man. He's falling apart, and isn't sure who's going to catch him. His boyfriend Alex insists that Gabriel change his life, and Joel is confronting Gabriel about their unacknowledged feelings for each other.
A.R. Fiano is available for readings and discussions, particularly for book groups and LGBT youth groups. This can also include Skype presentations with the characters. If you have bought the eBooks, you can have them signed by clicking on the link below.
The review of The Hanged Man in the August 2012 issue of Connextions Magazine calls the story "...an unpredictable thrill ride from beginning to end...an entertaining mystery, one of which, you will not soon forget."
The third book in the series, The Book of Joel, is in drafting stage, estimated to be completed in 2014.
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