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Book 1 of 3 in the Holmes & Moriarity Series

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Tight pacing and real danger glue all of this together into a package that’s uniquely Lanyon. When it comes to creating men who seem like they could walk and talk in the real world as well as the page, he stands tall in a very elite group. - Book Utopia "Josh Lanyon has a rare talent for using humour, even on the most solemn or dangerous occasion, and he had me doubled up with laughter." - Jessewave Reviews

About the Author

Over the past decade, multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon has written numerous novels, novellas and short stories as well as the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks and Ca$h. He is the author of the Adrien English mystery novels, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT fiction, and co-writer of the Crime and Cocktails series with Laura Baumbach. Josh is a two time Lambda Literary Award finalist. Somebody Killed His Editor, first book in a brand new mystery-romance series, is his 21st published title.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605046078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605046075
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Somebody Killed His Editor opens with lots of danger and 'atmosphere'. Armed with his new wardrobe which consists of silk Calvin Klein's underwear and designer outerwear purchased on the advice of his agent Rachel to revamp his frumpy look and writing career, our hero Christopher Holmes (is this a take on Holmes of Sherlock Holmes fame?) is on his way to a writers' conference in Northern California. After abandoning his disabled car close to his destination, he's caught in the driving rain on a bridge that is breaking up and he doesn't know if he will get to safety before it and he fall into the raging torrent below. He barely makes it to the other side in time in his impractical but fashionable Bruno Magli boots. Exhausted, he stops to change his new boots which are ruined, and just when he's congratulating himself on escaping death by the slimmest of margins he comes across the body of a woman who has obviously been murdered, and worse, he gets the feeling that someone is watching him. He rushes out of there as fast as his feet can make it in their uncomfortable new shoes to find the location of the lodge where he and the other authors are supposed to be staying.

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.
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Christopher Holmes is attending a writers' conference, trying to resurrect his writing career, when he stumbles on a dead body in the woods. The conference takes on an eerie quality now that the news is out and everyone is wondering who killed Peaches. Despite his efforts, Christopher's career is still sliding downhill and now he's wondering if he could be the next victim. To make matters worse, J.X. Moriarity is attending the conference, too. J.X. is an ex-cop turned writer. Christopher and J.X have a little history together and it's repeating itself. With a murderer on the loose, they may never get the chance to see what might have been.

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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Christopher Holmes is a bestselling author who's seen better days. His mystery series--featuring an elderly woman and her cat--isn't as popular as it used to be. His agent is encouraging him to think of something new. At her urging, he agrees to attend a writers' workshop, and he expects it to be uneventful. But when he finds a dead body upon his arrival, he knows it will be no ordinary weekend. Add to it all that J.X. Moriarty, an old one-night stand and fellow author, just happens to be at the same retreat, and Christopher finds himself well over his head.

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.
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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. 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.

Five Stars.
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