Posts labeled Mystery

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Review - Upon This Rock by David Perry

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After a difficult year of caring for a terminally ill friend, Lee and his husband Adriano are taking a long vacation to relax. They're going to spend most of the time in Orvieto, an ancient hilltop town 100 miles north of Rome. The town has lots of character and quirky residents, but soon, the couple learns of the suicide of a local would-be priest the year before. The incident seems to have had a big effect on the town, and the parallels with Lee's own life compel him to look into the death.

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Review - Murder on Monte Vista by David S. Pederson

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Mason Adler is a successful private detective in Phoenix. He often outsmarts the police to get to the bottom of suspicious deaths in the city. On a Saturday night during an unseasonably hot spring, Mason attends a birthday party thrown for him by his old schoolmate Walter. Walter's rather unusual birthday “gift” is for Mason to end the night with a wannabe actor who makes ends meet by turning tricks.

Tags: Private Eyes Mystery

 

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Review - Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell

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Prince Kiem enjoys the life of a royal, even if some of his more outrageous behavior sends the emperor into displeasure. When the emperor summons the Prince this time, it's not for another dressing down. It's to announce that Kiem will be marrying Count Jainan, the recently widowed husband of Kiem's cousin Taam. The marriage is necessary to maintain the fragile alliance between the empire and the vassal planet Thea.

Tags: Science Fiction Mystery

 

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Review - Garden of Mysteries by Drake LaMarque

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Alistair is looking forward to starting the new term at school with his three boyfriends. Two new professors have been bought in with a view to potentially helping the young man finally break the curse on one of his lovers, William. Unfortunately, there still seems to be someone at the college determined to get Alistair in trouble, or worse. “Garden of Mysteries” is the second and concluding story of the Misselthwaite College series.

Tags: Fantasy Poly Mystery

 

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Review - New Life in Autumn by Michael G. Williams

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Valerius is dead. He watched himself pass away through the eyes of a golem his mind was copied into. The new body may be free of the physical and genetic defects that made his old life so hard, but his thoughts are still on the mysteries he never got to solve. Chief among them is the question of what happens to all the street kids who simply disappear from Autumn.

Tags: Speculative Fiction Mystery

 

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Review - The Poison Bottle by L.M. Somerton

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Landry is just going about his business of opening up Treasure Trove Antiques when he discovers a dead body in the doorway of the shop. The police are soon called, and that brings Landry's Dom, police detective Gage, on the scene. The dead man turns out to be the owner of another antique shop and starts the two down a dangerous path on the trail of a murderer. Will Landry's penchant for getting in trouble finally get the best of him?

Tags: Mystery D/s

 

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Review - The Gilded Mirror by L.M. Somerton

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Landry and Gage have just moved in together and are browsing a flea market when Landry spots an interesting old mirror. The stall owner sells it for what Landry thinks is a ridiculously low price. While cleaning the mirror, he finds what looks like a treasure map, and the hunt is on. Meanwhile, Gage and his partner are engrossed in a money laundry investigation that seems to be going nowhere, until a friend of Landry's is mugged while delivering a package.

Tags: D/s BDSM Mystery

 

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Review - The Lucky Cat by L.M. Somerton

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Landry works in a Seattle antiques store for an older Chinese man who knows his stuff and is teaching the young man his trade. It isn't easy, since Landry can be a bit scatterbrained, no doubt due to the large amounts of coffee and pastries he can consume. One day, Landry is alone in the shop when he is visited by police detective Gage, who is on the trail of some artworks stolen from a traveling exhibit in Japan.

Tags: D/s BDSM Mystery

 

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Review - The Mystery of the Spirits by C.S. Poe

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Sebastian Snow has been very good about minding his own antiques business and staying out of his husband Calvin Winter's police business. That is, until Calvin's boss comes to him with a rare object from the 1850s that was found at the scene of a murder. So, once again, Sebastian is drawn into a series of bizarre crimes. Will he solve them before he becomes a victim himself? And will his marriage survive another foray into the dangers of crime?

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Review - Strong Wine by A.J. Demas

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Note: The author kindly offered an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review. You can purchase this release starting October 14, 2021. Another month has passed since Damiskos came to visit his lover Varazda in Saffron Alley. He really doesn't want to go home to Pheme, but knows he will need to at some point, at least to move out of his lodgings and collect his horse.

Tags: Fantasy Ancient Greece Mystery