RPCV Dick Lipez Is Back With New Don Strachey Mystery

Dick Lipez (Ethiopia 1962-64) who uses the pen name Richard Stevenson has a new Donald Strachey novel coming out in September. This one is titled, The 38 Million  Dollar Smile.

Lipez, who has written for such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Newsweek and The Washington Post, and more importantly, was a Peace Corps evaluator in the early days when Charlie Peters ran that division, writes now in western Massachusetts  and lives with his spouse, sculptor Joe Wheaton.

Lipez has written ten titles in this Strachey series, and this novel is based on Dick’s recent trip to Asia. The plot centers on Gary Griswold, the hapless gadfly scion of Albany old money, late of Key West, who goes missing, and his ex-wife, now married to Gary’s brother, wants to know what’s happened to him–not to mention his 38 million dollars in cash. She calls Don Strachey, Albany’s only gay PI.  The rest, as they say, is pure fiction. You can order the novel now from Amazon.com. Be the first in your crowd.


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  • A review of dick’s new book:
    Based on the previous booksin the Don Strachey mysteries, rest assured that this new one will be a solid whodunit with a yummy premise, characters you will take home with you right off the page, and fresh insight into both the goodness and flaws of human nature.

  • I’m not only the first in my crowd to order the book, but also the only one in my crowd. Looking forward to another good adventure with Don.


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