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Pride and Perilous: A Kyle Callahan Mystery Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Mark McNease has been writing since childhood. He has had six plays produced and numerous short stories published. He spent nine years in children's television, three of them as the story editor for foreign co-productions of Sesame Street. Subsequently he co-created and wrote a television show for children aged 9-12 that won an Emmy in 2001 for Outstanding Children's Program. He lives in New York City with his partner Frank and their three cats, with a second home in rural New Jersey.

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  • File Size: 1856 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MadeMark Publishing (June 10, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DCQ70FM
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I'll break habit here and write in the first person, since you can read my "Mark McNease has been writing since childhood" bio in several other places. But it's true: I first put pen to paper telling stories about my large stuffed toy dog coming to life. I could not have been more than eight years old. Writing is the one thing I have done consistently all my life, whether it was being expressed in short fiction, long fiction, poetry, prose, plays, or children's television scripts. It is the one thing I have always felt compelled to do. After winning an Emmy in 2001 for Outstanding Children's Program in the Chicago/Milwaukee market, I realized I had been chasing validation for many years, and that now I had it I could let that go and return to writing fiction for love and occasional profit. And here we are.

I've long had a personal blog at markmcnease.com, which has gotten much quieter these days since I've been devoted to writing the Kyle Callahan Mysteries, as well as launching and maintaining a website for LGBTQ people over 50, lgbtSr.org, for the past four years (as of April, 2015). But the blog is still there, with my day to day life for anyone interested.

I'm currently writing the 5th Kyle Callahan Mystery, after which I plan to start a new series, the Marshall James Mysteries (a twist on my birth name). In 2014 I conceived, co-edited and published an anthology of LGBTQ writers over 50, Outer Voices Inner Lives, that was selected as a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in the anthology category.

On the home front, I was born into a very large family in Mississippi (the last of nine children) and placed for adoption at the age of two. I was promptly scooped up and relocated to Elkhart, Indiana, where I came out as a gay teenager in 1974. I have always lived out and honestly and can't really imagine existing any other way.

In 2006 I met my partner Frank Murray, who I married in August, 2013. We live in Manhattan with three cats. We also have a house in Kingwood Township, New Jersey, about 20 minutes from New Hope, Pennsylvania, where we hope to relocate someday.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. Thomas on November 24, 2013
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Discovered a new mystery series with gay characters that is well written, keeps your interest and where the author doesn't use a short story that has 100 sex scenes to make it into a book. I will be reading more Kyle Callahan Mysteries.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lauryn on March 11, 2014
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This is a great mystery that just happens to have fun gay characters. I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike Packard on November 1, 2013
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This novel is very short, a quick read. The reader would not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but the characters refer to the earlier adventure frequently. Each chapter jumps to another person in the story. The ending is very rushed. The author never answers several plot lines. Does the old lady lose her home and restaurant? Does Danny buy the restaurant? Does Kyle's mother loan her money to the guys? Does Kyle's mother get married? The ending is abrupt, like things timed out. Maybe the third book will give answers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.L.Williams on January 11, 2014
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Pride & Perilous was a great read, very entertaining. This is the second Kyle Callahan mystery that I have read. I enjoyed revisiting the characters, eavesdropping on their lives. I got caught up in the story and I found myself begging Kyle to hurry up and figure out who the killer was so the people he was killing could be saved. McNease has a way with words, my favorite line: He hadn’t slept since returning from Philadelphia at one o’clock that morning. He’d thought he might, given how tiring it was to strangle someone. I am looking forward to finding more of Mr. McNease’s books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reader on July 22, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The interweaving of the stories, Danny vs. Linus and Kyle vs. Kiernan, was done masterfully. The book is not a long one, so the author does not waste a lot of time on non-essential sidetracks and is very concise. The characters of Danny, Kyle and Linda are well done and endearing. Set in the world of emerging artists, this book can give the reader a great feel for just how desperate people are to find success and get ahead in their fields as well as find satisfying relationships. Also, the insider's view of NYC is fascinating. The author definitely knows how the city works and how the art world works. I loved the fact that Kyle and Danny's friend Linda just happened to be in town and how the author flawlessly integrated her and her detective skills into the storyline without making this feel phony. The mystery involves Kyle working to uncover who is killing emerging artists, while he and his partner prepare for a visit from his mother and a first showing of his photographs at a gallery. However, though important as a backdrop, it is obvious, from the start, that photography is not Kyle's first love--solving mysteries is. The way the author portrayed the affection and love of the two main characters, Danny and Kyle, without going overboard only added but did not detract from the story. Finally, by integrating the story of Danny and Linus and keeping it to one of the main themes, the search for relationships, was well done--and didn't muddy the book with a lot of extras. I have not read the first book, but, after reading this one, I am definitely going to look for it as well as any other in the series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and who is looking for one that is great but not like the usual run-of-the-mill books out there. I received this book from a goodreads give away to read and review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom B on July 10, 2014
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The second in Mark McNease's Kyle Calahan series, Pride and Perilous is another winner. The author has developed a likable protagonist in Kyle, and his partner Danny. The mystery plot unfolds at the same time he builds more background for his cast of regulars. The mysteries are well-developed and believable. Mr. McNease's style is easy to read and follow, and certainly keeps you interested. I am loving this book every bit as much as I did Murder at Pride Lodge, and look forward to reading his latest release, "Death in the Headlights."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.L.Williams on January 11, 2014
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Pride & Perilous was a great read, very entertaining. This is the second Kyle Callahan mystery that I have read. I enjoyed revisiting the characters, eavesdropping on their lives. I got caught up in the story and I found myself begging Kyle to hurry up and figure out who the killer was so the people he was killing could be saved. McNease has a way with words, my favorite line: He hadn’t slept since returning from Philadelphia at one o’clock that morning. He’d thought he might, given how tiring it was to strangle someone. I am looking forward to finding more of Mr. McNease’s books.
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By CNTRYFLWRS on July 8, 2013
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I read Murder at Pride Lodge and loved it. However, Pride & Perilous is now my new favorite. I love reading about NYC, the colorful characters and every chapter ended with a "Bam!", leading me to read on! The book captured me from the moment I read the first paragraph, through the unfolding murder mystery to the end. I was Wowed, by the two stories weaved together - meaning Linus vs Danny and Kieran's reason for committing murder. All I can say is Mark you really out did it in Pride & Perilous. Now the question is...will Linus every become a crazed murder himself or a victim due to his heartless ways?
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