Posts labeled 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?

Tags: Mystery

 

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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

 

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Review - Heart of Ice by Angello Adrien

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Valentino is still in a sort of self imposed isolation after his fight with the demon manticore, in which he revealed his true nature to those closest to him. But he can't cut himself off forever, and the impending visit by vampire royals combined with the mysterious death of a high society young woman means that Valentino must resume his duties as both a detective and consort to the Guardian Aladar.

Tags: Mystery Fantasy

 

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Review - Stop Cock by JL Merrow

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Tom and Paul are looking forward to a romantic honeymoon in Sorrento but things take a disappointing turn when Paul's old school friend Wayne, who bullied Tom in school, shows up at breakfast the first morning, staying in the same hotel. The situation doesn't exactly improve when Wayne falls to his death from the hotel terrace a few nights later. It's hard for the pair not to look into the man's death, especially when it comes to light that Wayne may have had plans that involved Tom and some local gangsters.

Tags: Mystery

 

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Review - Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg

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After a few disastrous relationships, Cato decides to avoid romantic entanglements, never spending more than a night with people he meets in bars, often not even knowing their name. But as midnight approaches on New Years Eve at a party he'd rather not be at, Cato resolves to become a better person, to “reinvent” himself. Vigge is not quite out at work, where he's a police detective. He doesn't trust easily and has some rather heavy baggage from his childhood.

Tags: Contemporary UK Setting Mystery

 

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Review - The Cutie-Pie Murders by Don Travis

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When BJ gets a strange call from his now-jailed nemesis from the first book, The Zozobra Incident, it involves him in a series of murders all involving young, very handsome men who have been sexually assaulted and dumped naked in public places. As usual, there are lots of suspects, and clues that lead nowhere, all while more young men are found dead. Will BJ and his boyfriend Paul be able to figure it all out, or will Paul become one of the killer's next victims?

Tags: Mystery Private Eyes