A special DVD collection of Chad Allen starring as gay sleuth Donald Strachey arrives on November 9.

The Donal Strachey Four Pack includes On the Other Hand Death, Shock to the System, Third Man Out and the newest Strachey movie, Ice Blues.

The made-for-tv movies, which premiered on all-gay cabler here! tv, are based on novels by mystery writer Richard Stevenson.

Allen stars as Strachey, a detective involved in a healthy, functional, loving and monogamous marriage with New York State Senate staffer Tim Callahan (played by Sebastian Spence).

“An important component of each Donald Strachey mystery seems to be the social and political aspects of gay life,” On Top Magazine wrote in reviewing On The Other Hand Death. “Previous installments dealt with so called 'gay reparative therapy' (a.k.a. the 'ex-gay movement') and the outing of celebrities or political figures.”

“The down-to-earth decency of Allen's Strachey immediately makes him likeable, as does the stiff but fierce supportiveness of Spence's Callahan.”

The 359 minutes of mystery solving in the collection are not rated.