Gay teacher Skyler Foxe thought teaching English was murder. Wait till he falls into the real thing.
Skyler Foxe is a brand new English teacher in his hometown of Redlands, CA. He loves literature, loves his students, loves his friends, especially his best friend Detective Sidney Feldman. But he doesn't love keeping his orientation a secret, afraid of the backlash in this conservative county. But will murder thrust him into unwanted limelight?
Who killed the principal's son outside a gay dance club? And what's the connection to James Polk High? Is the macho football coach or his mysterious and gorgeous new assistant coach involved? Can Skyler trust anyone at the high school when there seems to be conspiracies around every corner?
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If Stephanie Plum was a gay teacher :)
Absolutely. Loved the characters, loved the humor. It was so great to read about a gay lead character that had the same quality as mainstream mystery fiction. If you like Janet Evanovich, you'll love Skyler. The narrator is perfect... he doesn't just read the book... he brings the characters to really distinct life. I've already told my friends about it.
I think Skyler is such an endearing character... he has flaws and he's struggling to find himself and own his identity. His relationship with his students is really charming. My favorite thing is probably the quality of the writing... it was so great to read something with gay characters that was of such great comedic quality.
Probably Jamie. He's hilarious - fabulous but full of heart.
There was a point where I actually did get teary... but I don't wanna spoil it.
The books contain some (pretty steamy) sex - but the focus is on the story and the characters. It's was awesome.
Miss Marple meets Neil Patrick Harris.
It's just like a gay Hardy Boys. It was so refreshing to read such a well written piece of gay mystery fiction. The characters are delightful, the writing is hilarious and the mystery is also well crafted. If you're a fan of MC Beaton and other engaging 'amateur sleuth' series, this is a definitely sexy addition to the canon.
It reminds me a lot of the Agatha Raisin or Hamish McBeth books - but with a wonderful cast of hilarious gay friends. Replace crumpets with cosmos... and you have Skyler Foxe and his friends. There is some really sexy stuff in the book - but that's certainly not the writer's focus. It was great to read adult fiction that was really invested in the story and the characters. Styler may be a horndog- but he's a wonderful role model.
He has amazing versatility with the characters. He has great comedic timing and the dynamic between all of Skyler's friends is hilarious.
There was one scene that made me really sniffly - i won't say what it is... but it's a lovely little surprise that you don't really see coming toward the end of the book. Walsh really makes you care about the minor characters as well.
Can't wait to read book 2.