Hard-boiled detective stories from the gritty streets of the city, dark and perilous, where crime and passion interweave the lives of the innocent and the guilty. Kasey and his husband, Ames Mathes, collaborate to bring to life parodies of this classic genre in the protagonist, Dick Dangerous.
Their first novella, Portland Confidential, sets the stage for a gay gumshoe in 1940’s Portland, Oregon, where Dick operates Diamond Detective Agency with the help of his street-wise secretary, Roxy. Dick’s boyfriend, Johnny, operates a night club downstairs. Johnny’s Tavern is also a front for gambling and girls, which goes unimpeded by a crooked police detective. Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t.