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The Pretty Gentleman
Max Fincher


The Pretty Gentleman is a queer historical thriller set in the art world of Regency London (1810-20).

Self Published
October 2013
On Sale: September 16, 2013
Featuring: George Rowlands; Wallace
370 pages
ISBN: 0957454309
EAN: 9780957454309
Kindle: B009CG1SWC
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Mystery Historical | LGBTQ Mystery

George Rowlands, an aspiring young painter meets the charismatic Sir Henry Wallace who invites him to draw his sculpture collection and his good-looking valet Gregorio Franchese. Patronised by Wallace to study at the Royal Academy, George is befriended by the aloof John McCarther, assistant to the eccentric painter, Henry Fuseli. Meanwhile, Lady Arabella Wallace becomes increasingly suspicious of her husband’s enthusiasm for his new protégé.

When a male brothel, the White Swan, is exposed, Henry Wallace receives a letter of extortion in George’s handwriting. After Gregorio Franchese is found murdered, George is suspected when erotic drawings of Gregorio are discovered in his possession. Will he face the gallows, or will self-sacrifice and truth save his fate?

Mixing history with passion and drama, and touching on the dark and erotic aspects of the all-male Royal Academy, The Pretty Gentleman is a historical thriller which explores the themes of love, power, betrayal and truth in Regency society.

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