Lev AC Rosen: The Bell in the Fog

October 19, 2023


Bookshop West Portal is genuinely excited to welcome Lev A.C. Rosen to the store in celebration of The Bell in the FogHis last mystery novel Lavender House was an enthusiastic staff and customer favorite and this is the sequel! It follows Detective Evander "Andy" Mills through the twists and turns and hills of 1950's San Francisco. 

This event is free to attend and will take place at Bookshop West Portal. No registration is necessary, but early arrival is encouraged to get your seat. 


The Bell in the Fog, a dazzling historical mystery by Lev AC Rosen, asks--once you have finally found a family, how far would you go to prove yourself to them?

San Francisco, 1952. Detective Evander "Andy" Mills has started a new life for himself as a private detective--but his business hasn't exactly taken off. It turns out that word spreads fast when you have a bad reputation, and no one in the queer community trusts him enough to ask an ex-cop for help.

When James, an old flame from the war who had mysteriously disappeared, arrives in his offices above the Ruby, Andy wants to kick him out. But the job seems to be a simple case of blackmail, and Andy's debts are piling up. He agrees to investigate, despite everything it stirs up.

The case will take him back to the shadowy, closeted world of the Navy, and then out into the gay bars of the city, where the past rises up to meet him, like the swell of the ocean under a warship. Missing people, violent strangers, and scandalous photos that could destroy lives are a whirlpool around him, and Andy better make sense of it all before someone pulls him under for good.







LEV ROSEN writes books for people of all ages, most recently YA archeological adventure Lion’s Legacy and Lambda and Anthony Awards finalist Lavender House, which the New York Times says “movingly explores the strain of trying to pass as straight at a time when living an authentic life could be deadly” and was a Best Book of the Year from Buzzfeed, Library Journal, Amazon, Bookpage, and others. His prior novel, Camp, was a best book of the year from Forbes, Elle, and The Today Show. His next book, The Bell in the Fog will be released in October, followed by YA rom-com Emmett in November. He lives in NYC with his husband and a very small cat. You can find him online at LevACRosen.com and @LevACRosen







Event date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
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