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Somebody Killed His Editor Paperback – April 6, 2010
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Today Josh's work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be published by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy. The Adrien English series was awarded the 2nd Annual All Time Favorite Male Male Couple by the Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads Favorite M/M Author Lifetime Achievement award.
Josh is married and lives in Southern California.
Top Customer Reviews
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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The book shows again how easily Josh Lanyon creates fascinating characters, and not only in his main protagonists. Those though were brilliant, Christopher, the writer in a career low and JX, the slightly younger ex-cop/writer both trying to keep each other from being killed out there. Their interaction - because of their former meeting, a one-weekend-stand ten years ago that left a lot bitter feelings with JX and some guilt with Christopher - is very emotional from the start, but also funny and last not least very sensual in the end.
The pairing constellation is in the same range Mr. Lanyon uses also with other mystery couples but I don't mind - they are favourites of mine and just plainly ideal for solving a mystery - they simply just complete each other with their different abilities and backgrounds. Not that I won't like to read a story with some totally other kinds of characters - okay, well, I am not a critic and I simply read everything from Josh Lanyon because it is so much fun. And this is the beginning of a new series. I am SO looking forward to it.Read more ›
Josh consistently hits the story and characters. That's the best way I can put it. I purchased this as a pre-order. I knew it was coming and said that I would finish another book prior to reading this one. So I did. Hit the last page of the other book and said... yeah, that was okay.
Then I read the first page of this one and thought, but damn, this really is a writer.
Josh creates people and places. There are questions and intrigue without it seeming forced. A bit of lightness and mystery blended into something that will keep you turning the page. Or in the Kindle's case, hitting the next page button.
I enjoy reading Holmes and Moriarity. I'm writing this review without even being at the halfway point because it's that good. A different relationship than Adrien and Jake. Also different from the other pairs that he's constructed but very engaging.
I like Christopher Holmes' human-ness. He's less sure of himself than he should be and Moriarity is definitely a good foil.
Very much looking forward to the second half of this book. Thanks Josh. Thanks for writing this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book. I had just finished his Adrien English mysteries which I LOVED.Published 24 days 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago by Susan Cox
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 6 months ago by Harry S. Smith
Another good one from Lanyon. Spoiler alert for those who don't want to know what's in the book.
This one stars with Christopher Holmes who's an author. Read more