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Sapphic in the Shadows: A 1920s New York Mystery: Lesbian Mystery Series 1, E01-20

Narrated by: Leia Greenbush
Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

Lesbian private investigator series set in 1920’s New York - 20 bite-size episodes.

Tired of the routine life of trying on dresses and looking pretty, Ella Quick has taken up a new job at Manhattan private investigations firm, Emerald Inc. As a secretary, Ella expects to spend her days making coffee and filing paperwork, so it’s a pleasant surprise when her boss, Josie Desroches, takes her on assignments that not only open her eyes to the world but also teach her a thing or two about herself. Soon Ella finds herself falling in lust with her boss as she enters a decadent underground world of speakeasies, sex workers and the mafia.

Full Series: 1920’s New York Mystery 

Set in historical New York City in the Roaring Twenties during a period of social revolution for women everywhere, bringing about significant change from fashion to suffrage to gender and sexual expression. Sapphic in the Shadows is a racy series that follows Ella’s adventures as she and her feisty boss solve mysteries, get entangled with drugs, prostitutes, and the mafia, and encounter the biggest, most ingenious crime organization that the city has ever known.

Does it complicate things that Ella seems to be having romantic feelings for her boss? Certainly. Will it confuse matters further when Ella discovers her boss is a queer sexual deviant of the LGBT variety? A flirtatious and outlandish lesbian who regularly uses her attributes to get what she wants? Definitely. 

Has Ella bit off more than she can chew by taking this job or would she have been better off staying at home, looking pretty, and hoping to snag a rich husband? 

Listen on to find out...

Sapphic in the Shadows is the complete series.

©2018 Alex B Porter (P)2018 Alex B Porter

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  • Kelly Keller
  • 21-06-19

The Shadow and the Many Lesbians

Sapphic in the Shadows is a wildly inaccurate historical piece of erotic lesbiana, a turn on the lesbian pulp fiction genre in which older lesbian brings out younger lesbian etc. and their adventures. The younger lesbian gradually learns to stand up to the older. The younger gets a girlfriend with whom she is happy. Older lesbian is a private eye who hires the younger one to join her agency. They investigate the disappearance of several working girls, discovering an organized crime group, “The Shadow”, and a bunch of crooked cops.

Maybe some the historical details are true, like the party in which many women are having sex with each other in each other’s presence. I don’t know. I do know that the authors describe one character’s behavior as “passive-aggressive”, a term coined by WWll psychiatrists in 1945. Also, the use of “info dump” to describe a character giving info to the newspaper was highly unlikely in 1920.

The narrator unfortunately mispronounces several words. She says Ms., formal millennial term for any woman, instead of Miss, the classic title for an unmarried woman in the early 20th century; gauche becomes gaash , and furrowing is somehow farrowing. She also reads rapidly, so the listener doesn’t know where paragraphs begin and end. We don’t get to really enjoy the story that way.

For all my nitpicking, take a listen to “Sapphic”. Once I got over my cheap self I enjoyed it, and not just the sex scenes either, though they are very pleasant indeed.

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  • R. Piper
  • 18-02-19

Sizzling

This is the NY private eye lesbian erotica series that you have been waiting for.