Yesterday's Virgin by John Furlough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
John Furlough is a pseudonym used by Glenn Lough/Low for his Beacon offerings. This one is backwoods sleaze, a favorite subgenre of mine, and tells the story of hunky Harty Blestow, a cranky and amorous young buck living in a cabin on his deceased grandfather's land where there is rumored to be hidden treasure worth $25,000. A darkened-bedroom mystery woman warns Harty of a plot devised by some violent local hillbillies to steal the treasure, which Harty doesn’t believe actually exists. At the same time a couple of cute and horny distant cousins from the big city unexpectedly show up to do a little ancestry digging. Very well written for a Beacon with some wild and outrageous plotting and plenty of sex and violence. The writer makes fine use of cliffhangers at the end of the chapters, like the Hardy Boys books, making this one propulsive and difficult to put down. A very pleasant surprise and very clearly a top notch backwoods sleazer. I liked it a lot. Four stars.
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