Book review of “Coming Out Can Be Murder” – a murder-mystery written by a trans woman

Author Renee James

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In short, thumbs up! Written by Renee James, a trans activist from the Chicago area, “Coming Out Can Be Murder” cleverly introduces murder-mystery readers into the lives of transgender people. People curious about everything trans would not do wrong to start here.

Admittedly, I’m not a fan of fiction or novels, however, I found myself nodding along with the way how trans people are correctly portrayed in the book — for all practical purposes, the book is non-fiction in that regard.  I liked how the author avoided trying to be 100% PC. Hardly anyone lives real life that way, and trans people are no exception.

There are tough moments in the book — certain passages may difficult for some to get through, but for many trans people, these things are every day facts of life — closing a book and putting it back on the shelf is not an option for trans people. The author doesn’t exploit trans people by turning them into creepy villains nor does she whitewash the lives of trans people. The level of realism in the book is quite high.

I’m giving “Coming Out can be Murder” a thumbs up!

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“Coming Out Can Be Murder,” a murder-mystery by trans woman Renee James.


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2 replies

  1. I DO, like fiction and novels, they are a good change of pace for me. A blend of murder mystery AND transgender life is too good to pass up. Thanks for the notice, I will purchase this asap!

  2. Reblogged this on Pasupatidasi's Blog and commented:
    i’m gonna read it and suggest it to my book reading club! can’t wait!

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