The Simon Sampson Mysteries
- A Death in Bloomsbury
Everyone has secrets… but some are fatal.
1932, London. Late one December night Simon Sampson stumbles across the body of a woman in an alleyway. Her death is linked to a plot by right-wing extremists to assassinate the King on Christmas Day. Simon resolves to do his patriotic duty and unmask the traitors.
But Simon Sampson lives a double life. Not only is he a highly respected BBC radio announcer, but he’s also a man who loves men, and as such must live a secret life. His investigation risks revealing his other life and with that imprisonment under Britain’s draconian homophobic laws of the time. He faces a stark choice: his loyalty to the King or his freedom.
This is the first in a new series from award-winning author David C. Dawson. A richly atmospheric novel set in the shadowy world of 1930s London, where secrets are commonplace, and no one is quite who they seem.
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Publisher: Park Creek Publishing
Pairings: F-F, M-M
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 3
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Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Forbidden Love
Word Count: 311000
Setting: UK, London
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
The Simon Sampson Mysteries start in London 1932 and continue through the 1930s across Europe.
Set against the rise of fascism in the continent, the series features a man who does his patriotic duty to fight the enemy, even though as a gay man he's an outlaw.