Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career. A career nearly as dead as the body he stumbles over in the woods. In a weirdly déjà vu replay of one of his own novels, he finds himself stranded in an isolated lodge full of frightened women?and not a lawman in sight. Except for J.X. Moriarity, former cop and bestselling novelist. The man with whom he shared a one-night stand - okay, maybe three - long ago. The man who wants to arrest him for murder. A ruthless, stalking killer, or a hot, handsome ex-lover. Which poses the greater danger? It's elementary, my dear Holmes!
**this title contains gay erotic content**
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I have to admit...I really loved this book. My introduction to Christopher Holmes was a bit off-setting...in fact I thought I would completely dislike the protagonist. But his self-deprecating humor and his comic perspective actually endeared me. I laughed out loud on many occasions because of Kit's perspective. The introduction of J.X. brought a picture to mind that might be a bit inappropriate to share, but I knew early that something was not right in the state of Denmark, specifically concerning Kit and J.X. Josh Lanyon's writing style engages the reader and he did a fantastic job with this tale of mystery. Additionally, the narration of Kevin R. Free was superb and added to the story. One of the better narrator's and I look forward to hearing his telling of a tale again, hopefully he will continue in this series. Great book and I enjoyed it immensely!~~
I love comic mysteries. This narrator was really able to bring out the comic elements and still make the characters real.
I really enjoy series. I liked the fact that this was the start of a comic mystery series.
The beginning of the book when the MC when fighting for his life on the bridge. It was funny and scary at the same time.
How Kit and JX restarted
I always like anything Josh Lanyon does, but this narrator really brought out the best in this book and made me laugh throughout the whole thing which I did not do when I read it. I smiled a lot but did not laugh out loud like I did with this narrator.
Enjoyed the narration by Kevin R Free, he captured Kit wonderfully. I have previously read this Josh Lanyon book and found the audio version delightful.
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
This book was just not for me! Buying it in the recent BOGO sale, I relied on the description in the pop up and didn't really see the full description with its 'erotic content' warning. Reading this was like reading a Harlequin romance, right down to the requisite three explicitly soft-core 'encounters.' IMHO, the author couldn't make up his mind if he was writing a mystery or a romance and in the end did justice to neither.
I have a confession to make — I've fell blindly and unconditionally in love with the main character of this book. Kit Holmes is struggling with mid-life crisis big time: his long-term relationship has just ended, his career is going downhill, he is concerned about his health, he feels old and he complains a lot about all and everything. What is there not to like about this man?! I enjoy the way he sees the world and himself through the sarcastic lenses and I absolutely love the unbeatable, witty logic of his!
Not many audio books have made me laugh out loud, but this one did — several times. Besides the excellent writing the best thing about this book is no doubt the fact that the author's joy of writing Somebody Killed His Editor comes across so loud and clear.
I also enjoyed the old-fashioned, Agatha Christie kind of mystery setting in this story. It all worked out extremely well — I never figured the mystery out by myself.
The narrator adds a nice touch to the story and at the same time makes some of the scenes even more hilarious. With a great narrator like Kevin R. Free this is definitely a book I can recommend wholeheartedly.
I don't know about better, but it enhanced it greatly. I always knew that "Somebody Killed His Editor" was one of the snarkiest books ever written, but through the vocal talents of Mr. Free, I really appreciated how snarky Holmes really is. Very, very good.
Just about every conversation glows in my mind, and Kevin R Free is a master of the different voices. I didn't need any textual prompts to figure out who was talking, and it was like listening to a really great one-man radio play.
If forced to pick one moment, it would be discovering the body on the terrace, or when Holmes and Moriarity are eating in the bar late in the book. There's just something about those two moments that leap out of the audiobook and seem like I was listening to a recording of real events. Very cool.
The snark, the real emotional sense of the action taking place, are enhanced and extended.
Holmes. He's just so sarcastic!
I had recently re-read this book when I bought the audio book. I like it even more as an audiobook. Kevin R. Free's narration of Kit Holmes is just perfect. J.X.'s voice is also dead sexy.
It's a perfect case of a favorite book being converted into now a favorite narrated audiobook.
I have read this book several times. Every time I read it, I enjoy it more. It is in turns laugh out loud funny, hold your breath suspenseful, and always entertaining. I really enjoyed the mystery.
At first I didn't care for the narrator because he didn't match the voices in my head. However, by the end of the first chapter, I couldn't imagine Kit sounding like anything but the way Free portrayed him. He did a wonderful job with the other charatcters, also. He really brought the story to life and made an excellent book into a fantastic experience.
Yes, I would. They are still Josh's words as he wrote them but I was reading them with my own voice before. Kevin puts so much emotion into every chapter and brings the story to life.
Kit. He's a very self-absorbed person, but he knows his own failings and admits them. He's also very funny.
No, I haven't. I must remedy that.
When Kit was trying to find J.X. Even though he had a few doubts about him, Kit insisted that J.X. should be found and wouldn't stop looking.
I can't wait to get started on All She Wrote!
Damn Good Book
The beginning scene where Christopher is trying to make it across a bridge in the rain. This scene had me cracking up!
No. This was my first audiobook experience. Kevin R. Free did an amazing job! He really got into the characters and brought the story to life. I'm looking forward to his portrayal of Christopher and J.X. in the next book.
Absolutely! I love Josh Lanyon and have read a lot of his books in one sitting.
Listen to this book! You won't be disappointed! This is a great murder mystery and another one of Josh Lanyon's finest.
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