A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved "American Agatha Christie" and Christopher Holmes' former mentor. Anna's plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit's sore spots - traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J. X. Moriarity. For J. X., Kit's cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is the death knell of a relationship that has been limping along for months. But that's just as well, right? Kit isn't ready for anything serious and besides, Kit owes Anna far too much to refuse.
Faster than you can say "Miss Marple wears boxer shorts", Kit is snooping around Anna's elegant, snowbound mansion in the Berkshires for clues as to who's trying to kill her. A tough task with six amateur sleuths underfoot. Six budding writers with a tangled web of dark undercurrents running among them. Slowly, Kit gets the uneasy feeling that the secret may lie between the pages of someone's fictional past. Unfortunately, a clever killer is one step ahead. And it may be too late for J. X. to ride to the rescue.
Warning: Contains one irascible, 40-year-old mystery writer who desperately needs to get laid, one exasperated 30-something ex-cop only too happy to oblige, an isolated country manor that needs the thermostat cranked up, various assorted aspiring and perspiring authors, and a merciless killer who may have read one too many mystery novels.
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Josh Lanyon does it again!!
I would say that it's in my "Top 5" list of audiobooks I've listened to.
I don't think I could compare it to other books because this differs too much from everything else I listen to. I would only be able to compare it to another Josh Lanyon book but that wouldn't work out well either since they're all so different.
There are a lot of good scenes so it's hard to choose from. I would say one of my favorite scenes is when Christopher was in the hospital and the doctor asks if Christopher is allergic to any medicines and he says "I'm allergic to cantaloupe.........and probably honeydew too." The randomness of that statement made me laugh.
I absolutely will next time.
I'm eagerly waiting for "The Boy With the Painful Tattoo" to be released because this series has me hooked!!
Great fun mystery, exquisite narration
Oh, yes! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a really good mystery. Kit, the leading character is witty, with a self-deprecating sort of humor which brings lots of fun to the story. His friend and lover, J.X., is really really cool, as well as smart, kind, and so patient.
The narration is simply perfection, Kevin R. Free has the exact voice i've imagined for Kit, as well as for J.X., and that's not an easy feat. He manages to bring to life all the different voices and nuances, adding a new dimension to an already pretty perfect book.
The mystery, the humor, and getting to spend more time with Kit and J.X. (always such a treat!)
One of my favorite scenes is the one where Kit discovers something new about himself with J.X.'s help. Kit needs to trust someone again, and here he understands, i think, that he can at least begin to.
J.X. and Kit. I'd like to get to know J.X. better, and i'm sure that Kit's input will be quite entertaining.