Six of Marco Fontana’s early cases show some of the forces that helped shape the young P.I. It’s in high school, that Fontana discovers he has a knack for crime solving. Not only that, he likes it and is pretty good at it. When his English teacher is accused of murdering the school disciplinarian, Marco takes it upon himself to investigate. Some years later, after Marco has explored his career options, we find him in his first office in a rundown building on Latimer and Twelfth in the middle of the gayborhood. Trouble easily manages to find the newly minted P.I. there. From dealing with a stolen DaVinci sketch, to uncovering a vicious blackmailing murderer, to having a pleasant trip to celebrate Pride in NY turn into a nightmare, to presiding over a murderous leather competition, Marco develops his investigative skills and his techniques for solving difficult cases. Crimes on Latimer presents only six of Fontana’s many early cases. There are plenty of other mysteries in his past which will be explored and detailed in other collections of his early cases. This half-dozen crime tales opens a window onto Marco Fontana’s world before he found himself dealing with the events of Murder on Camac.