Peter Bell was born in 1959 and died from the complications of HIV in 1994. He studied languages and traveled extensively, served in the Peace Corps, and taught at the French American International School in San Francisco for a number of years. He wrote both fiction and poetry but never published his writings. Now his former partner, Raymond Boyington, has taken on the task of editing and publishing his works.Jack A. Urquhart’s insightful review states all the pertinent facts about this collection, so I will turn immediately to my own eminently favorable impressions.
I recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys well-written short fiction. Peter Bell displays a true affinity for his craft and it is indeed a sad loss to literature (and on many levels) that he lived only to the age of 35. Now, however, thanks to the collection’s editor and publisher Raymond Boyington, Peter Bell’s achievements will not be forgotten.
You can buy Nocturne (Kindle edition) on Amazon. I also recommend Jack A. Urquhart's collection of short fiction entitled So They Say, also available at Amazon.