Cruising (novel)

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First edition cover
Author Gerald Walker
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Stein and Day
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 192
ISBN 0-8128-1323-5
OCLC 89443
LC Class PZ4.W1782 Cr PS3573

Cruising is a novel written by New York Times reporter Gerald Walker and published in 1970.[1]

The novel is about an undercover cop looking for a homosexual serial killer in the world of sadomasochism leather gay bars in Greenwich Village, New York. While undercover, he develops feelings for his gay neighbor at the same time he is in a relationship with his girlfriend.

The novel was adapted, with substantial changes to the plot, as the 1980 film of the same title, starring Al Pacino and directed by William Friedkin.[1]


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