Josh Lanyon

Biography

Author of nearly ninety titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON’S work has been translated into eleven languages. Her FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, then the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published in print. In 2016 Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan’s annual Boy Love novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place on the list). The Adrien English series was awarded the All-Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. In 2019, Fatal Shadows became the first LGBTQ mobile game created by Moments: Choose Your Story.

She is an EPIC Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), an Edgar nominee, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads All-Time Favorite M/M Author award.

Find other Josh Lanyon titles at www.joshlanyon.com
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Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I wake up excited and eager to get to work. I'm always curious and interested about what the day is going to bring. Every day is different. My favorite thing is writing, which is probably not a surprise. But I also enjoy reading and researching the next project; I'm fascinated by art, archeology, history, mystery...you name it. I enjoy interacting with readers. I even love the challenge and complications of trying to be a business entrepreneur in such a competitive industry.
How do you approach cover design?
One of the best parts of publishing my own work is getting to control things like cover art. I LOVE cover art. I think it is enormously important to the success of a book. Probably more important if the author is unknown, but even if the author is a known quantity, a good cover matters.

A bad cover — by which I mean a clumsy, inept effort -- sends the message that this is the work of an amateur. Probably not worth your time or .99 cents. It never ceases to amaze me how many authors think their first attempt at using photo shop will be good enough for their treasured novel. These are people who forget that so much of our response to art — including a book cover — is instinctive and unconscious.

Even a competent cover that just doesn’t work for reasons that are entirely subjective can actually delay our purchase of a book we plan on buying.

Most covers are generic. The ubiquitous two male torsos locked in embrace is so generic as to be invisible. They do no harm, but they do no good. They are simply code for the content within. They advertise that the publisher or author cared enough to purchase a real cover. And that’s about it. Still, that’s something.

But a great cover? A cover that catches your eye and makes you wonder about the story between the pages? A cover that piques your curiosity, starts your imagination? That’s what we all want and hope for when we open that first cover concept file. More than an actual illustration of a scene from the book, we’re usually looking for something that captures the spirit, the mood, the theme, the tone.
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Where to find Josh Lanyon online

Where to buy in print

Series

The Art of Murder
Special Agent Jason West with the FBI's Art Crime Team partners professionally and romantically with legendary manhunter FBI BAU Chief Sam Kennedy.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Love is magical--and murder all too real--for San Francisco antiques dealer and witch Cosmo Saville and his new husband Police Commissioner John Galbraith.
Secrets and Scrabble
Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he's inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate's Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it's full steam ahead! Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy. However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, plus there's that little drawback of a murder rate to rival Cabot Cove!
Dangerous Ground
Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it’s complicated--and it just keeps getting MORE complicated...

Books

The Movie-Town Murders: The Art of Murder 5
Series: The Art of Murder, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00 from 1 review)
Working undercover allows FBI Art Crime Team agent Jason West the illusion of safety as he investigates the supposed discovery of a legendary lost 1950s private eye movie. But the complicated relationship between film preservation and piracy is nothing to preserving the delicate balance of Jason's ongoing relationship with BAU Chief Sam Kennedy.
Short Stories 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The second digital collection of Josh’s most popular short stories written between 2013 and 2020: eight stories of adventure, romance, and yes, a little bit of mystery. Includes Wizard's Moon, Wedding Favors, Night Watch, Fade to Black, Halloween is Murder, The Boy Next Door, Plenty of Fish, and Requiem for Mr. Busybody.
The Art of Murder Box Set: Volumes 1 - 3
Series: The Art of Murder. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,670. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy. Includes The Mermaid Murders, The Monet Murders, and The Magician Murders.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A wickedly delightful witches’ brew of Mystery, Magic and Marriage. This box set contains Mainly by Moonlight, I Buried a Witch, and Bell, Book, and Scandal.
Secrets and Scrabble Box Set
Series: Secrets and Scrabble. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,680. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » LGBT » Gay
Ellery Page inherits a failing bookshop and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove where the homicide rate higher than the village of St. Mary Mead and Midsomer County put together!
Body at Buccaneer's Bay: An M/M Cozy Mystery
Series: Secrets and Scrabble, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mystery Bookshop owner Ellery Page and Police Chief Jack Carson are diving for the legendary sunken pirate galleon Blood Red Rose when they discover an old fashioned diver's suit, water-damaged and encrusted with barnacles. Further examination reveals the 19th Century suit contains a 21st Century body.
Scandal at the Salty Dog: An M/M Cozy Mystery
Series: Secrets and Scrabble, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Who or what is haunting elderly recluse Juliet Blackwell, what does it have to do with mysterious goings-on at the Salty Dog Pub--and why is any of it mystery bookshop owner Ellery Page's problem? According to sometimes boyfriend Police Chief Jack Carson, it's not Ellery's problem, and Ellery should stop asking awkward questions--before it's too late.
Bell, Book and Scandal: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 3
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,930. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Antiques dealer and reluctant amateur sleuth Cosmo Saville loves that his new husband has finally accepted his witchy ways. And in return, his promise to stay out of police business guarantees them a happily ever after. At least, until he discovers he might be a pawn in a dangerous game of blackmail…
Shadows Left Behind
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,160. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Five historical novellas including Out of the Blue, The Darkling Thrush, This Rough Magic, Slay Ride and Murder Between the Pages.
Mystery at the Masquerade: An M/M Cozy Mystery
Series: Secrets and Scrabble, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,860. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Love is in the Salt Sea Air--and So is Murder! As his relationship with Police Chief Carson seems to be dead in the water, Ellery is grateful for a little flattering attention from the village’s most eligible bachelor, but any hopes of romance hit the shoals when Julian is accused of murdering his mother’s unlikable second husband during the Masquerade's annual ghost hunt.
Dangerous Ground The Complete Series
Series: Dangerous Ground, Book 7. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 201,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The Complete Dangerous Ground series. Includes Dangerous Ground, Old Poison, Blood Heat, Dead Run, Kick Start and Blind Side.
The 12.2-Per Cent Solution: Holmes & Moriarity 5
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 5. Pre-release—available July 23, 2023. Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Life could not be better for irascible mystery writer Christopher Holmes. His career is back on track and he's married to the man he loves. But while honeymooning in Italy, the newlyweds learn that one of their wedding guests keeled over after drinking poisoned champagne. Worse news, the victim is a former flame of JX's, making him the prime suspect.
Requiem for Mr. Busybody
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
“Maybe you’ll be next, Mr. Busybody!” When former crime reporter Michael’s elderly friend Maurice suddenly disappears, he fears the worst. But Michael is unable to investigate, and no one is taking his suspicions seriously.
Murder is Served: Two Novellas
Pre-release—available February 17, 2023. Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Hold that ghost! Two novellas of haunting love, mysterious doings, and total tomfoolery.
Secret at Skull House: An M/M Cozy Mystery
Series: Secrets and Scrabble, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,120. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Unlike everyone else in Pirate's Cove, Ellery Page is anything but thrilled when famed horror author Brandon Abbott announces he's purchased legendary Skull House and plans to live there permanently. Ellery and Brandon have history, and after his former flame disappears following their loud and public argument, Ellery seems to be Police Chief Carson's first--and only--suspect.
Murder at Pirate's Cove: An M/M Cozy Mystery
Series: Secrets and Scrabble, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, inherits a failing bookstore, a falling-down mansion, and...murder in the quaint seaside village of Pirate's Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island.
Mummy Dearest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Drew Lawson is racing against the clock. He's got a twenty-four-hour window to authenticate the mummy of Princess Merneith. If he's not at his boyfriend's garden party when that window closes, it'll be the final nail in their relationship coffin.
Stranger in the House
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,710. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Miles Tuesday’s memories of Montreal are happy ones, but now that he has inherited the mansion at 13 Place Braeside, everything feels different. Was Madame Martel’s fatal fall really an accident?
Blind Side: Dangerous Ground 6
Series: Dangerous Ground, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,350. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
With resources already overstretched, the last thing Will and Taylor need is another client. And the last thing Will needs is for that client to turn out to be an old boyfriend of Taylor's.
I Buried a Witch: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 2
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Cosmo Saville adores his new husband, but his little white lies—and some very black magic—are about to bring his fairytale romance to an end. Someone is killing San Francisco's spellcasters—and the only person Cosmo can turn to—the man who so recently swore to love and cherish him—isn't taking his calls.
Mainly by Moonlight: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1
Series: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Cosmo Saville guiltily hides a paranormal secret from his soon-to-be husband. And if he can’t undo a powerful love spell, uncertainty threatens his nuptial magic. But when he’s arrested for allegedly killing a longtime rival, he could spend his honeymoon behind bars…
The Monuments Men Murders: The Art of Murder 4
Series: The Art of Murder, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Despite having attracted the attention of a dangerous stalker, Special Agent Jason West is doing his best to keep his mind on his job and off his own troubles. But his latest case implicates one of the original Monuments Men--his own grandfather--in the theft and perhaps destruction of part of the world's cultural heritage--a lost painting by Vermeer.
Footsteps in the Dark
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 256,370. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The snick of a lock. The squeak of door hinges. The creak of a floorboard... Are those approaching steps that of a lover...or killer? Authors L.B. Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, C.S. Poe and S.C. Wynne join forces for FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK, eight sexy and suspenseful novellas of Male/Male Mystery and Romance.
Slay Ride
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
It's 1943. Returning home to Montana after being wounded in the Pacific, Police Chief Robert Garrett was hoping for a little much-needed Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Man. Instead, he finds himself chasing after a cold-blooded killer on Christmas Day—aided by eager young reporter Jamie Jameson.
The Adrien English Mysteries 2
Series: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 188,440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Love Can Be Murder: For the first time, books 4 - 6 of The Adrien English Mysteries collected in one volume!
Seance on a Summer's Night
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,220. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Theater critic Artemus Bancroft isn’t sure what to expect when his aunt summons him home to California with vague but urgent pleas about being unable to cope with rumors she may have murdered her philandering husband.
The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,510. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Now living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won't You Die, My Darling? Someone is determined to bring down the final curtain on Horace--and anyone else who gets in the way.
In Other Words...Murder: Holmes & Moriarity 4
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,630. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mystery author Christopher Holmes, now engaged to fellow writer J.X. Moriarity, learns a body has been discovered in the backyard of his old home--and he's Suspect #1!
The Magician Murders: The Art of Murder 3
Series: The Art of Murder, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,370. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jason West, hot-shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is at the Wyoming home of Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy, recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident, when he’s asked to consult on the theft of a priceless collection of vintage magic posters.
Partners in Crime Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 196,290. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Three classic novels of murder and suspense from “the Agatha Christie of gay mystery.”
The Boy Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For the last fourteen years, former celebrated Boy Detective Merle Madison has been trying to build a grown-up career for himself as a private investigator. There are just two problems: there’s not a lot of serious crime in the small town of Hayvenhurst—and Police Chief Isaac Ramsay keeps denying Merle’s application for a PI license.
The Adrien English Mysteries
Series: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 188,180. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.00 from 1 review)
Boy Meets Cop! For the first time Books 1 - 3 of The Adrien English Mysteries are collected in one volume!
The Dickens with Love
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,450. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A scandal cost antiquarian book hunter James Winter everything that mattered to him. Now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition. A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants James to get that book for him--at any price.
Halloween is Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When his enigmatic partner takes off on an annual fishing trip, City of Angeles gumshoe Barry Fitzgerald is left to handle an All Hallows’ Eve kidnapping case on his own. The victim? A murdered millionaire’s penny-pinching son and heir. The culprit? That’s where it gets tricky. According to the missing man’s sister, vampires are behind Patrick O’Flaherty’s disappearance.
The Monet Murders: The Art of Murder 2
Series: The Art of Murder, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Special Agent Jason West and Behavioral Unit Chief Sam Kennedy must put aside their differences to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors.
Strange Fortune
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Dashing soldier of fortune Major Valentine Strange must rely on the powerful but dangerously troubled young witch, Aleister Grimshaw, to find a legendary diadem reputedly hidden in a lost monastery somewhere deep in the distant, snowy mountains of Hidush.
Plenty of Fish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sure, maybe Blair *is* too romantic—but wasn’t Finn the one who always said there were plenty of fish in the sea?
All She Wrote: Holmes & Moriarity 2
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,740. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly all she wrote for Anna Hitchcock, the “American Agatha Christie.” The cry for help from his old mentor cuts short mystery author Kit Holmes’ romantic weekend with his new lover J.X. Moriarity, and lands him an amateur sleuth gig in an elegant snowbound mansion in the Berkshires.
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Once a bad boy, the only lines Professor Sebastian Swift does these days are Browning, Frost and Cummings. When a student he helped to disappear becomes a suspect in a murder, he races to find the boy and convince him to give himself up before his police chief lover figures out he’s involved.
The Dark Farewell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,130. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
Spiritualist Medium Julian Devereux claims to speak to the dead--and he charges a pretty penny for it. Newspaper man Flynn knows a phony when he sees one, and he’s convinced Devereux is as fake as a cigar store Indian. And he’s absolutely right. But when Julian begins to see bloodstained visions of a serial killer, the only person he can turn to is the cynical Mr. Flynn.
Murder Between the Pages
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,710. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rival mystery authors compete to solve the "impossible" murder of a notorious author of roman à clef. If only the murderer was equally amused.
A la luz del sol o en la sombra
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: Spanish. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Keir y Rick son policías. Han sido compañeros, los mejores amigos y —por un breve período de tiempo— amantes. Pero Rick piensa que es demasiado arriesgado reconocer —incluso ante sí mismo— que está enamorado de su compañero, así que Keir no tiene más remedio que aceptarlo
Christmas Waltz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,140. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In 2012 I began a holiday tradition of writing holiday codas for some of my — and your — favorite stories. I ran the codas on my blog and left them up there for readers to enjoy all year round. At the request of readers, I've written and collected an additional twenty-one codas in this second collection.
So This is Christmas: The Adrien English Mysteries 6
Series: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,710. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, sometimes-amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books--and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding his missing boyfriend.
The Curse of the Blue Scarab
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris? Dr. Armiston, an irascible, confirmed bachelor who believes in medicine not mysticism, is asked to look into these "tragic accidents" by the handsome and mysterious Captain Maxwell.
Irregulars
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 156,170. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by Blind Eye Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
NATO's Irregulars Affairs Division is a secret organization operating in thousands of cities around the globe. Its agents police relations between the earthly realm and those beyond this world, protecting us from terrible dangers as well as enthralling temptations. Four adventures from four award-winning authors, all set in one amazing world. Is your security clearance high enough to read on?
Somebody Killed His Editor: Holmes & Moriarity 1
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,200. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
At the urging of his agent, reclusive mystery writer Christopher Holmes reluctantly agrees to attend a mystery writers’ conference. But no sooner does he arrive than he discovers the pajama-clad body of a woman in the woods. With a storm in full force and a washed-out bridge making it impossible for law enforcement to come to the rescue, fact is beginning to uncomfortably resemble fiction...
Night Watch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When investigative reporter Parker Davidson's’s ex escapes from a maximum security prison, LAPD Lieutenant Henry Stagge is tasked with making sure that Parker doesn’t end up a victim a second—and final—time.
The Mermaid Murders: The Art of Murder 1
Series: The Art of Murder, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,410. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy.
A Case of Christmas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,640. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
An offshore storm, a geriatric treasure hunter, and the guy who dumped him without a word two years earlier are about to unwrap an convalescing FBI agent's plans for a quiet holiday.
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