Mark Abramson

Biography

Mark Abramson is the author of the best-selling Beach Reading mystery series published by Lethe Press. He has also written the non-fiction books "For My Brothers," an AIDS Memoir, and "Sex, Drugs & Disco - San Francisco Diaries from the pre-AIDS Era" and its sequel, "MORE Sex, Drugs & Disco." His next book "Minnesota Boy" is a memoir about his coming out years while in college in Minneapolis.

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Books

Love Rules
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
“Always toward absent lovers love’s tide stronger flows,” wrote the Roman poet Sextus Propertius two thousand years ago. Tim Snow is faced with temptation and mystery in the latest volume of Mark Abramson’s Beach Reading series when his boyfriend goes traveling. But is it absence he’s feeling or hormones? The entire cast of quirky characters is back for Book Seven.
California Dreamers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Tim Snow is recruited along with other HIV patients for an experiment with Neutriva, an AIDS drug with the peculiar side effect of enhancing dreams and expanding latent psychic abilities. The team enters a trance-like state ostensibly in order to predict and prevent suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge. But is something sinister going on with these trials?
Wedding Season
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,260. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When San Francisco's cattiest television personality Rosa Rivera sponsors a gay wedding contest, Tim Snow's boyfriend begins pressuring him to get hitched. Life for his friends in the Castro becomes comic and chaotic as the lavish ceremony is promised to be held at the restaurant where Tim works. Meanwhile, his beloved Aunt Ruth seems to be protecting her nephew from a family secret.
Snowman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
In the fourth release in the Beach Reading series of mysteries by San Francisco Chronicle's best-selling author Mark Abramson, all not is well in the City by the Bay. Tim Snow, recently recovered from a debilitating accident, finds himself aimless and troubled over waning feelings for his boyfriend. And just when he wants to escape all the troubles in his life, new complications arise...
Russian River Rat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,360. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Tim Snow is sure he's finally found the perfect man, a handsome guy with a successful greenhouse business by the Russian River. With his beloved Aunt Ruth now moved to San Francisco, his life should be worry-free. But San Francisco Chronicle's best-selling author Mark Abramson can't stop with telling lively mysteries. The fun is about to begin.
Cold Serial Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,450. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Tim Snow expected to show his visiting Aunt Ruth the wonders of San Francisco, but never expected one of the sights of the city would be the body of his ex-lover. A killer is on the loose in the Castro district. Meanwhile, Tim’s cadre of quirky friends and neighbors makes life all the more interesting with their drama of weddings and lost (and found) loves.
Beach Reading
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,840. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Gay tourists are arriving in San Francisco by the planeload for the party of the decade at the Moscone Center, a tribute to a late disco star. On the same night as the dance festival, a infamous evangelist plans to bring his nationwide crusade against gay rights to the Civic Auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow finds himself caught in the middle when his activist friends plan a protest.
Farm Boy: A Memoir with Recipes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,350. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
Mark Abramson writes about growing up gay in rural America. Stories of farm life through blazing hot summers and icy winters are interspersed with old recipes and tales of Minnesota foods. He explores his love of music and cooking as well as his earliest awakenings of his interest in other farm boys and, yes, he really did raise a pet fox.
Minnesota Boy - A Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,960. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This started as a book about college, being different, trying to fit in, and slowly coming out, in more ways than one. It turned into a story about love and longing and finally leaving Minnesota for San Francisco. This isn't the book my mother wanted me to write. She would say she was embarrassed because it was so dirty. I would tell her she wasn't the target audience and we would both laugh.
More Sex, Drugs & Disco — San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In this sequel to "Sex, Drugs & Disco," Mark Abramson's diaries begin in January 1980 with optimism for the new decade. San Francisco was a beacon of freedom for gay men from around the world, and he was there to write down the details of most of his tricks, love affairs, and all the fleeting encounters in between. We were scarcely aware of how special those days.
Sex, Drugs & Disco — San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,040. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships
In the 1970s, thousands of young gay men flocked to San Francisco. Mark Abramson, author of the best-selling "Beach Reading" mystery series and the AIDS memoir "For My Brothers," was one of them. In a time and place where sex was free, drugs were cheap, and the driving disco beat felt like it would go on forever, he landed in the great gay Mecca fresh out of college…
For My Brothers - A Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,260. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
Mark Abramson was a bartender during the worst years of the AIDS crisis, roughly from 1984 to 1996 when new life-saving drugs came on the market. He was also involved in several of the major fundraising events of the times, from gay bars to the waterfront piers of San Francisco and theaters in between. For My Brothers is filled with true stories of encounters with famous and not so famous people.

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