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Somebody Killed His Editor Paperback – April 6, 2010
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When he arrives at his destination, if Christopher thought that at least there would be some relief and good times he's mistaken, because the first attendees he sees other than his agent are his new editor who has him in his sights, Steven "Satan" Krass, and former cop and now best selling author, J.X. Moriarity. Christopher and J.X. had a 'past', having met ten years ago when they had a brief fling but had not seen each other again until the fateful weekend. How the tables have turned in terms of Christopher's and J.X.'s fortunes! When they met all those years ago Christopher was a successful author and J.Read more ›
Somebody Killed his Editor is a suspenseful and witty tale. Christopher and J.X. do a good job of tearing each other up emotionally, making their eventual reconciliation that much sweeter. Josh Lanyon's usual blend of intense romantic angst and a cast of colorful characters make Somebody Killed his Editor a real page-turner. What makes Somebody Killed his Editor a little different from Lanyon's previous books is the light-heartedness of the story. The suspense is high, but the investigation is often a lot of fun. Christopher made me laugh a lot. When I read a Josh Lanyon book, I prepare myself for hot guys, a dead body or three, and an unconventional romance. I usually cry before I get my happily-ever-after. And I look forward to it every time!
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This is an interesting attempt at the Agatha Christie motif. It's such a clear reference that it pretty much screams it with the characters referencing the tropes in their discussions. But it doesn't quite hold the same level of intrigue one can expect from Christie. It also comes across as a bit forced and cliche that a mystery writer happens upon a mystery.
The characters are interesting, though. There are a few twists here to keep readers engaged. And it's a rather easy read. So this still garners a decent rating and recommendation from me.
This one stars with Christopher Holmes who's an author. His books are about an elderly English botanist with a penchant for solving murders. He's been writing these novels for sixteen years. He's earned a good living. A living that's now in doubt.
The new man running his long time publishing house, a guy named Krass, thinks his books are to old fashioned and sales are down. Holmes is certain the publishing house will drop him.
Holmes agent, Rachel, tells Holmes he's got to change what he writes and he has a meeting with Krass at a lodge on an island. There will also be loads of new authors.
Hell. Holmes barely makes it across the bridge and its raining like hell. The bridge gives way and Homes has to walk to the lodge.
As he walks the road he sees a shed, pagoda or whatever the hell it is and he heads in that direction.
As he gets to the building he finds a body. The body of a woman.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has Holmes, J.X. Moriarity a man Holmes had a three day affair with ten years ago an affair that Holmes ended quite badly and affair that were the three best days of Holmes's life a J.X who's a very successful author in his own right, memories of that affair and David the man Holmes thought he could make a life with those ten years till David left with Holmes's twink of a PA, Krass, the Lodge, the owners of the Lodge, murder, attempted murder, Holmes as a suspect, ex cop J.X. as a defender, friend and so much more, Rachel, the dead woman and her less than stellar history, another dead body that Holmes finds, a missing J.X., a cellar, the rain storm that lasts for days not allowing rescue of those at the lodge, a Holmes accused of murder and Holmes and J.X. doing their best to solve the case and save the day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book. I had just finished his Adrien English mysteries which I LOVED.Published 4 months ago by Daniel W. Le Roy
I had a feeling going into this one that it wouldn't be my cup of tea. But since it was free to download from my library, I thought I would give it a go. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nikki
I like many of Lanyon's books, but this one wasn't a favorite. I wanted to like it so I could read the entire series, but I just wasn't that interested in Kit and JX enough to keep... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Winship75
Josh Lanyon never disappoints. The Holmes and Moriarity characters are engaging--Holmes is self-deprecating; Moriarity is self-confident (with an endearing hint of vulnerability).Published 9 months ago by SuzieQ
I've read many oeuvres of Josh Lanyon; all different genres in the M/M fiction world. All are wonderfully written. The only problem I have with some is they're too short! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Harry S. Smith