~FREE PDF ♠ Nights in Berlin ♂ PDF or E-pub free

~FREE PDF ♽ Nights in Berlin ⚖ A young Irishman finds love and danger in the shadows of Weimar Berlin Francis Bacon has never cared much for country living, so he is overjoyed when his father sends him to Berlin as punishment for his not so innocent flirtations with the other boys at school With afternoons at the cinema, dinner at the Hotel Adlon, and nights at the most outrageous cabarets in Germany and in his uncle Lastings s bed he ll fit right in The Great War having ended over a decade ago, and its resulting economic turmoil in the past, Germany is enjoying the Golden Twenties a time of healthy fiscal growth, and creative and sexual resurgence, centered in Berlin Yet dark clouds are gathering as Hitler consolidates power within the Nazi Party and brownshirts march through the streets As tensions rise, Francis finds his uncle Lastings busy welcoming countless men into his hotel room some invited for pleasure, others to be recruited for the fight against Bolshevism But when the Nazis send Lastings fleeing for his life, Francis is left alone, penniless, and hunted, with only his keen sense of hedonism to distract him from a city that gets menacing every night Nights in Berlin is the th book in the Francis Bacon Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order Nights In Berlin is a quick paced, light, bouncy read that is also light on the mystery to be solved Sort of a Gay Nancy Drew mystery And while Bacon is a flamboyantly sexually active, gay man there is no explicit sex Perhaps the author is trying to tap into a YA audience.Based on British artist Francis Bacon, author Janice Law like many current authors has recreated a real person into a fictional amateur sleuth with her Francis Bacon Mysteries Nights In Berlin is the fourth in the serie Nights In Berlin is a quick paced, light, bouncy read that is also light on the mystery to be solved Sort of a Gay Nancy Drew mystery And while Bacon is a flamboyantly sexually active, gay man there is no explicit sex Perhaps the author is trying to tap into a YA audience.Based on British artist Francis Bacon, author Janice Law like many current authors has recreated a real person into a fictional amateur sleuth with her Francis Bacon Mysteries Nights In Berlin is the fourth in the series, yet is a prequel to the others as it deals with the 17 year old Bacon s adventures in gay Berlin.The other Francis Bacon mysteries are Fires of London , The Prisoner of the Riviera and Moon over Tangier.The real Francis Bacon Irish born British artist 1909 1992 while still a teen, was thrown out of his home when he was found admiring himself while wearing his mother s underwear Bacon claimed that his father sent him to a friend renowned for his manliness to take him in hand and make a man of him This so called uncle took him to bed instead and, in 1927, took him to lively and decadent Berlin In later life, the artist became quite famous and in November 2013, his oil on canvas triptych, Three Studies of Lucian Freud 1969 , sold for 142.4 million Francis Bacon is sent to 1930s Germany and get involved in espionage. This is a prequel to Janice Law s trilogy of Francis Bacon mysteries Fires of London, The Prisoner of the Riviera, Moon Over Tangier, about the mid 20th Century artist and his fictional mystery thriller noir misadventures Here, Francis Bacon is 17, thrown out of school and sent to live with his uncle in Berlin Weimar era Berlin, 1920s, which for a repressed, gay English boy would be a wonderland, a happy hunting ground However, his uncle is not what he seems, and seems now to be mixed up i This is a prequel to Janice Law s trilogy of Francis Bacon mysteries Fires of London, The Prisoner of the Riviera, Moon Over Tangier, about the mid 20th Century artist and his fictional mystery thriller noir misadventures Here, Francis Bacon is 17, thrown out of school and sent to live with his uncle in Berlin Weimar era Berlin, 1920s, which for a repressed, gay English boy would be a wonderland, a happy hunting ground However, his uncle is not what he seems, and seems now to be mixed up in either spying or some criminal intrigue with right wing thugs Francis begins a series of dangerous, sordid encounters in a seedy and dangerous Berlin, working in a gay nightclub, dodging his uncle s creditors and enemies, finding help from a series of unexpected and iffy friends.It s an enjoyable read, as Francis is a plucky and resourceful character, and in this book his stumbles into danger are plausible he is a 17 year old boy, after all, and in a strange country The setting in Cabaret era Berlin is believable, the dangers seem real and the intrigue is, well, intriguing The sexual content isn t really explicit, but leaves little to imagination, and certainly livens up the story A wild ride, in all Five stars for liveliness and plausibility I wish I understood why Janice Law chose the painter, Francis Bacon, as her protagonist I found it distracting to be reading along and then be reminded of who this young man is supposed to be, visions of the real FB and his work, and of Derek Jacobi as FB in Love is the Devil intruding on the story If there d been some art related reason, it might makesense, but art plays almost no part in this story Rather, this is young Francis, sent to Berlin, to his military uncle, as a presumed r I wish I understood why Janice Law chose the painter, Francis Bacon, as her protagonist I found it distracting to be reading along and then be reminded of who this young man is supposed to be, visions of the real FB and his work, and of Derek Jacobi as FB in Love is the Devil intruding on the story If there d been some art related reason, it might makesense, but art plays almost no part in this story Rather, this is young Francis, sent to Berlin, to his military uncle, as a presumed remedy for his troublesome read gay nature But Uncle Lastings is not only gleefully bisexual himself, but a con artist, and absolutely not the sort of man to whom an upright Irish father might entrust the moral upbringing of his child Francis lives the high life in Berlin until Lastings gets him involved in a shootout in a Berlin dive bar and then disappears, leaving Francis virtually penniless in a strange city.And that s when things get really weird The story moves along at a reasonable pace, and the characters are interesting if not highly developed Francis is the most so, but I came away from the novel with not muchunderstanding of him than I began with He s not what I d call an engaging character, but he manages to stay on his feet as the events propel him through the story In all, I d say that it s a fun read, but nothing profound, or even particularly exciting It s a good book for summer, or for a rainy afternoon A chance readNot knowing what I was about to read, a surprising Ber in tale of Prewar Germany Funny and interesting Now I will ha ve to go back and start from the beginning g.