Venice Place Times
|Title:||Venice Place Times|
|Publisher:||Venice Place Press|
|Fandom:||Starsky and Hutch|
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Venice Place Times 1 was published in 2001 and has 461 pages.
- Goodnight by Paula Wilshe (1)
- The One Left Behind by Valerie Wells and Sue David (9)
- Postcards From Azerbaijan by Miriam E. Cooper (176)
- Skeleton by TLR (182)
- Feelings Apart by Valerie Wells (192)
- Conspiracy by Valerie Wells and Sue David (211)
- Vietnam by TLR (245)
- A Family Matter by Sue David (260)
- Code of Silence by Gayle Smith (296)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
[Blood Test]: I'd like to kick off this month by recommending a story (originally appearing in Venice Place Times 2) that holds the distinction of being in my top ten favorites list out of any fandom, ever. Seems Starsky's brother, Nick, is back in town, and Hutch ain't too happy about it. He and Starsk had plans for a quiet weekend at home to celebrate Starsky's birthday (who has been waylaid by a sprained ankle), but everything changes when Nick shows up and coincidentally, things start going very wrong, escalating to a deadly situation. Rife with plot and excitement, Minnie's capture of the boys is spot on, managing not only to emphasize all the action and drama that made the show a hit across the board (and carrying one of the most nerve-wracking, heart-pounding sequences I've ever read), but also to focus on the warmth and caring between the characters. She draws on plot and guest character ties from the third and fourth seasons, including a twist that'll knock your socks off. I love Nick-centric stories, because they often show us the interesting juxtaposition of the family we're born into with the family we choose, and demonstrate with whom true alliance lies. The subtle vying for Starsky's attention and affection between Hutch and Nick is compelling to watch, and, ultimately, the sense of home that Starsky has with Hutch, and lacks with his own brother, is pure heaven to genners and slashers alike....Though this story can and does stand alone as a gen adventure, it is the first installment of a slash series. Its sequel, "Blood Ties" (under the alt-pseudonym Sarah Problem), is available in Venice Place Chronicles 4, and is
slated to debut online in Oct/Nov of this yearnow online. A third story ("Blood Shed")  is currently in progress, publication date unreleased. 
Venice Place Times 2 was published in 2002 and has 198 pages. Cover art by Rick Wilshe, cover design by D.M.K. Illustrations by Julie Henderson. Summaries are by the publisher.
- Blood Test by Minnie K. After weeks of overtime, and a bout with the flu, sometimes the best thing to soothe the soul is some quiet time with a friend. For Starsky and Hutch, a longed for, quiet weekend together goes crazily out of control when events from Starsky's past come back to trouble them both. Love and loyalties are examined, with some ties surviving, and some not. And no matter what the outcome, they'll both have started it together. (1)
- Hemorrhage by K. Hanna Korossy. Mistaken perceptions by Hutch take on a life of their own after an IA interview in which it is revealed that Starsky has been questioned and has possibly betrayed Hutch's confidence. (76)
- Eroded Trust by Sue David. Can Starsky and Hutch rebuild their relationship after Kira? (83)
- Three Shots/also here by Cheryl T. A phone call to set things right after a frustrating day with his partner sends Starsky racing to Hutch's side, all the while hoping he didn't hear… what he thinks he heard. (92)
- Resignation by K. Hanna Korossy. In a missing scene from "Pariah," Hutch struggles to help Starsky come to terms with the events that are unfolding, and their long term ramifications and consequences. (111)
- Innocence Lost by Sue David and Valerie Wells. Starsky and Hutch pull out all the stops to solve a series of upsetting murder cases... before someone else dies. (117)
Venice Place Times 3 was published in 2002 and has 225 pages. Cover art by Rick Wilshe, cover design by D.M.K. Illustrations by Julie Henderson. Summaries are by the publisher.
- Nightmare's Gate by L. Thorpe. The mysteries of the mind and evil which know no calendar stalk Starsky and Hutch as they work together on one of their most heartrending cases. (1)
- Invictus by Valerie Wells. A string of stressful events during his first few weeks on the job gets to a young officer and his violent reaction touches Starsky and Hutch (127)
- Monk by Soho. In a new interpretation of the aftermath of "The Fix," it turns out that Monk has been alive and in prison for several years following his involvement with Hutch. His subsequent release plunges Hutch into a maelstrom of emotion as the past comes crashing back to haunt him. (144)
- Ships Without Sails by Lin P. Hutch finally brings his partner home after the Gunther shooting. But his joy is tempered by Starsky's seeming indifference as he begins to experience re-entry into the world. (218)
Venice Place Times 4 was published in 2004 and has 213 pages.
- Fate's Happenstance by Minnie K. In May of 1966 the world was changing, and so were two young men. One in college and one just out of the military, both find their lives taking some strange turns. Can Ken Hutchinson and Dave Starsky learn to work together to save one of them from charges that may send him to jail? (1)
- A Heaven of Hell by K. Hanna Korossy. Hutch returns from a trip to receive frightening news from Dobey. Starsky has been hospitalized in his absence, and the reason why is the most disturbing thing of all. (39)
- Homesick by Sue David and Valerie Wells. When a killer strikes repeatedly in their district, Starsky and Hutch go undercover to find out if the crimes are related and to catch the suspect. (57)
- Dinner Conversation by Dawnwind. While recovering from Gunther's shooting, Starsky gets nostalgic for better times and something other than hospital food. (113)
- Happy Birthday, Starsk by Katherine Atkins. His first birthday after recovering from the Gunther shooting is a time for Starsky to celebrate, and Hutch wants it to be a memorable occasion. Unfortunately, with Gunther's trial coming up and rumors of reprisal against the two detectives floating around Bay City, the birthday may not be the happy occasion it was intended to be. (119)
- I Was Out of Line by Sue David. On May 15, 1979, Hutch has an unexpected reaction to someone trying to help. (129)
- Oasis by K. Hanna Korossy. The aftermath of Hutch's shooting at the hands of a teenaged girl and a rainy night; cause Starsky to examine the division that seems to be occurring between him and Hutch. Are the bonds of friendship and partnership as strong as they always had been? (133)
- Realignment by Minnie K. A letter throws Hutch into emotional turmoil. With Starsky by his side, Hutch tries to work through his feelings about someone from his past, trying to decide whether to confront or welcome them. Only things are never that easy, or that simple, for either Starsky or Hutch when the person in question brings trouble on their heels. (138)
- "Blood Shed" was never completed.
- a 2005 comment at Crack Van