AUTHOR

Josh Lanyon

Josh Lanyon is the author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance.

Her work has been translated into eleven languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published in print. In 2016 Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan's annual Boy Love novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place). The Adrien English Series was awarded All Time Favorite Male/Male Series in the 2nd Annual contest held by the 20,000+ Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads M/M Hall of Fame award.

Josh is married and lives in Southern California.

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    • In Other Words...Murder

    • Holmes & Moriarity 4
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Mystery author and sometimes amateur sleuth Christopher Holmes learns a body has been discovered in the backyard of his former home. To complicate matters, Christopher's ex turns up accusing Christopher of doing away with his former personal assistant - the man for whom David dumped him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect marriage of narrator and story.

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Somebody Killed His Editor

    • Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 605

    Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Somebody Killed His Editor

    • By Murphy Irene on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder Takes the High Road

    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done!

    • By BrotherBob on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Magician Murders

    • The Art of Murder, Book III
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kale Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Jason West, hot-shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is at the Wyoming home of Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy, who is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident, when he’s asked to consult on the theft of a priceless collection of vintage magic posters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • things are heating up!

    • By B on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fatal Shadows

    • The Adrien English Mysteries
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 711

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Mystery, Well Read

    • By Tony Squared on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fair Chance

    • All's Fair, Book 3
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    Ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Book!

    • By HappyReader on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • All She Wrote

    • Holmes and Moriarity, Book 2
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved "American Agatha Christie" and Christopher Holmes' former mentor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Josh Lanyon does it again!!

    • By Anthony on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Hell You Say

    • The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book in series so far!

    • By Jennifer on 07-31-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Monet Murders

    • The Art of Murder, Book 2
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kale Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    The last thing Jason West, an ambitious young FBI Special Agent with the Art Crimes Team, wants is his uncertain and unacknowledged romantic relationship with Sam Kennedy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbingly wonderful!

    • By Aethena Drake on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mermaid Murders

    • The Art of Murder, Book 1
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kale Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to partner with the legendary Sam Kennedy to capture a serial killer known as the Huntsman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Lanyon book!

    • By Viv on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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