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Publisher's Summary

Death reveals all truths....

Mystery author and sometimes amateur sleuth Christopher Holmes is settling into domesticity with his sometimes rival, sometimes nemesis J.X. Moriarity when he 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.

It's life as usual at Chez Holmes. In other words...murder.

©2018 Josh Lanyon (P)2018 Josh Lanyon

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Really Like the Series

This is a fun, interesting series. The fourth book in the Holmes & Moriarity series goes a bit deeper into the lives of Kit and JX and therefore, deeper into their respective characters. I love the sense of humor the author imbues in his characters...it makes them more relatable. The narration is perfect. I'm looking forward to the next installment of Holmes & Moriarity!

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  • 07-05-21

Spectacular

My name is WF and I am addicted to listening Kevin R. Free narrate the Holmes & Moriarity series .

In Other Words.... Murder have everything I enjoy in this book genre . Well, stories in general. They have to have heart , characters one can relate , Like or even hate them ; they just have to make me feel something , care for what it's going on with their life.

Needless to say , I am coo coo for cocoa puffs crazy in love with Kit and JX .

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awesome!!!

all the stars for narration and story. huge fan of this series. i can't wait for the next book.

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In Other Words…Murder

This was my favorite book of the series and I was disappointed to not have another one to listen to. This book I didn’t find Christopher as annoying as previous ones. I hope there are more books to come!

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Dead body, clowns and mariage

This book is really excellent. Everything you may ask: good story, great characters, suspense and a wonderful narration. Highly recommended!

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Great story. Great narration.

Kit is still finding himself in improbable situations. Most of them are his own fault. Kit is a good example of the hapless character who finds himself surviving one crisis only to fall into another. I can relate which is yet another reason why I enjoy Josh Lanyon's books. The characters all seem to have at least one relatable trait. Even antagonists.

Another reason to respect Josh Lanyon's writing skills, somehow awkward sex scenes manage to be steamy and romantic. Turning awkward into erotic is a neat trick, or you know... a skill to be respected.

As usual the mystery is engaging and the narration is great.

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Another great listening experience!

This is probably my favorite book of the series though all so far are really great! Narration was spectacular also!

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I can never get enough Christopher.

I freaking loved this book. There's a lot going on & a lot of it isn't about mystery, so much as Christopher's life in general, with multiple mysteries interrupting his life. There's not a whole ton of dangerous suspense, though there are some definite moments of mortal peril for Christopher. So if you're looking for a serious, high intensity thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, breath held in fear & trepidation - this ain't it. Like I said, there is mystery & there is suspense & life or death situations, but it is mostly Christopher figuring out his present & future while having dead bodies & stalker clowns making that difficult (and in turns perplexing, annoying & terrifying for him).
Like the preceding books, it's seriously funny, snarky & witty. If you like book lover humor, grammar humor & introvert humor, this is it.
There's also lots of sweetness and some down to Earth sexy times between Christopher & J.X.
The narration is great - the consistency of each character's voice is admirable. The pacing and emotional expression is fantastic.
I hadn't thought there'd be another book after this & I thought I'd be okay with that. But now I'm thinking that I need more. If the author is done with the series & would like us to come up with our own future for the characters, okay - but I will definitely be re-listening to this series either way.

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Great series!

Christopher is as funny and neurotic as always. He is finally beginning to appreciate JX and how much JX really loves him. Christopher again gets involved in another mystery and always seems to find trouble. Great series, great narrator.

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Very satisfying continuation

There are a lot of little things that make this title feel more satisfying, it both made me laugh along quite heartily at times and touched me with the characters.
Chris seems to act more sensible here, I actually get a solid sense of character progress that is allowed to take place, where so many other authors halt or go back on the progress the characters make to create more potential for drama. And the book shows clearly that this is not needed either.
JX has some very human moments of weakness that round out his character, which I think is needed to not make him seem too perfect.
David is presented in a way that felt really relatable to my own experience with exes and I did like how the plot played out.
There are some nicely done side characters and while the mystery is rather convoluted this time and I did wonder a bit about one of the culprit's actions, it did work and I think played off the characteristics of this books "style of mystery" rather nicely.

There were so many little things that just felt very refreshing, including moments that in our current rather politically charged climate seemed like a quite welcome easing of tensions.
I feel a bit weary sometimes when I see how many authors seem to cultivate the bogeymen and cliches of the "other side" in their books. And I think that ultimately just contributes to readers feeling more hostile to those across the political divide and thus nurturing a hostile climate all over.
...so anything that in whatever small extent goes against that trend feels very welcome.

Kevin R. Free performed great as ever, I really enjoy his voice and think that he does a great job when it comes to bringing the different characters to life.

After feeling a bit less enthusiastic about book three, this one really does a great job of moving the series forward in a satisfactory way. If I feel genuinely happy for the characters, I think that to me speaks strongly in favor of the writing.

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  • Loulou
  • 03-06-19

More of the same - which is a good thing!

I'd already read and enjoyed the book, although I don't think it's the strongest in the series. The narrator does a solid job and actually made me feel a bit more empathy with Kit than I did when reading - I did feel he was a bit of a whiner! It's clear when the different characters are speaking, which I prefer, as it can get a bit confusing otherwise.

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  • Geraldine
  • 09-22-18

Perfect

Kevin R Free is superb, reviving his role as Christopher Holmes and JX Moriarity. I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing such a great job with these wonderful books and characters. The book was a pleasure to read and listen to, suspense, romance, comedy, and automatic buy for me at any time. Long may this series continue. If you have already read this series you know what I mean, if you haven’t go start at ‘Somebody Killed His Editor’, the story grabs you from the first sentence and doesn’t let go!

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 12-08-21

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A well written story with and interesting  concept.  The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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  • Mary
  • 11-02-18

What a lack lustre mess of a story

Sadly the last three Josh Lanyon books that have been released in audio have been terrible- despite the excellent narration. Gone is the sharp plotting and clever twists in the tales.
This story was so convoluted and the first few hrs was nonsense. There are some authors who lose their form yet have such a loyal army of fans that they still get 5star reviews no matter the lack of quality in the work. The narrator was super, its just a pity he had such poor text to work with.