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I love stories that keep you in the dark to who the actual killer is until the very end and this story does and does it perfectly!
I can't say that I was surprised but I definitely hadn't expected it. Great mystery, made even better with an excellent performance!
I've only recently begun listening to ebooks and I am becoming hooked. I find that I really love listening to stories when driving. I think that I now prefer this to music.
I've been a Josh Lanyon fan for a long time and have all of his books as ebooks and I own quite a few of them as paperbacks as well.
I finished listening to 'Somebody killed his editor' and I loved it. Kevin R Free was an excellent choice as narrator as Josh's writing has always had an element of humour and Mr Free brings this to the fore easily.
I definitely recommend this audiobook.
Kit Holmes is a writer stuck in a rut, and being put out to pasture by his publishing house, while XJ Moriarity is a best selling writer on the uphill climb to fame, they meet (again) at a writers retreat in the back woods of California. Unfortunately for Kit, he stumbles upon a dead body before he even checks in. All eyes turn on him, and the body count rises.
When I first read this book, I did not like Kit. His was the only lead character from Josh Lanyon that I didn't find charming. All that has changed now that I have heard Kevin R. Free narrate him. What in reading seemed to me as whining, comes across as acerbic and self-depreciating (as Josh intended) when spoken.
I just wish whoever was editing Josh Lanyon would ask for more out of him. This story had unrealized potential. What did JX see in our boy Holmes to keep him devoted after so much? Cause all I heard was that he was a self centered jerk. We needed more from the relationship perspective. The mystery was a well-plotted standard cozy, so no complaints there. I just wanted more out of the relationship.
It's more about what I didn't like about the story...neither of the main characters. And when I don't fall in love with the MCs, I just end up not particularly liking the entire story.
First time Chris and JX made love in Chris' room. Explosive.
I've never heard him before. I'd rate him above average, but not spectacular like Shannon Gunn.
No, it was difficult to finish.
I LOVE Josh Lanyon, but I am not fond of this series. Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mysteries) is far better in my opinion, as is Fair Game and The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks.
I'd rate this book/story at 3-1/2 stars overall.
Kevin free was perfect for Kits " character and perfect story couldn't shut it off and was up all night finishing it! Mr free had tiny nuances in his voice that made it come alive in even minute ways. Really brought the story to "life"
The humor, good plot, great mystery ala Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle. characters were all so uniquely written and realistic. they truly came alive with each encounter in the story.
Kit waking up to find JR there. in actuality were quite a few favorite moments.
I'd like to take Kit and Jr but Kit would prolly dislike the meal the place and his shoes perhaps! Kit is so snarky, and brilliant and a bit of a snob and comfort loving creature. Jr on other hand wouldn't mind a cold beer and a Chicago dog with condiments dribbling over his boots.
This series is entirely engaging, complex cases with all the clues followed by reader and yet like master wordsmiths I still am not sure til the last moment whom is the culprit. Characters are deep and evolving, They could be people you know... but also like true humans have the secret sides we don't know.
its humor and craft is fantastic. get the series in books and audible its that amazing.
Self-doubt, Confrontation, Love
Any of Josh Lanyon's other works. His mystery romances might end the way one'd like them to, but the stories are different and compelling since they provide different and flawed protagonists often resistant to finding affection but finding their needs in the context of a mystery and engaging plot.
He has a boyish voice but utilizes inflection quite well.
No. And that's a good thing.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
I started to try to read this series in print format and gave up pretty quickly. I just couldn't find the tone of Kit in my head. I read him as a pretty unpleasant character. I didn't get any of the humor and ironic angst that comes across in the narration. As soon as I started listening to Kevin R. Free's voice for the books I suddenly "got" Kit and it was all good.
Love this book and the series. Love the dark humor and the difficult relationship between the mc's. Have listened to this and the other books in the series that are available through audible a couple of times.