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Murder Takes the High Road

Narrated by: Gary Furlong
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (208 ratings)

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From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels

Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame 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, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author.

Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust.

Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst - but who?

©2018 Josh Lanyon (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Well done!

A murder mystery in which the mystery and solution are more important than the angst of the protagonist! Better yet, a protaginist with low angst! Bravissimo!

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Probably my favorite from this author!

I am a fan of most of Josh Lanyon's work. This might be my favorite yet. It was an interesting listen. Not just a mystery, not a romance. Like a lot of her work it's a good read that happens to have a gay protagonist.
The reader really drew me in and I believe it added to the enjoyment of the story. It takes place in Scotland which added even more.
I recommend it!

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Entertaining mystery tour in Scotland with romance

Carter stubbornly refuses to give his expensive mystery tour ticket, booked years in advance, to his ex-lover Trevor to use for Vance, Trevor's new partner. Carter is still bitter a year after the breakup. Trevor and Vance are really obnoxious. It is always fun when there is an awful ex around in romance novels to hate. Carter gets an unexpected roommate for the tour. John, the roommate, acts suspiciously but Carter is attracted to him and John is attracted to Carter. Rumors fly that one of the passengers on the previous tour died. Then, a passenger on Carter's tour dies.

Good surprises in the mystery tour and a good new romantic partner for Carter. I really enjoy Josh Lanyon's novels.

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Best Lanyon Mystery in a While

Mr. Lanyon put together a nifty little mystery in an homage to Dame Agatha Christie’s “Nemesis”. A new hero is created in the form of a librarian who sets out to see his mystery author hero. Characters are written to respond naturally to each situation and not much is forced. I appreciated the unusual structure of the story. With luck, Mr. Lanyon will create a new series based on his new sleuth.

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Great Job

Gary Furlong has become a favorite in a very short time. His interpretation and ability to convey the tone of the story is a thing of beauty

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loved it !

it kept me on the edge. loved the discovery of the killer. I felt romantic.

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Interesting story, not a fan of narration

Not the best Josh Lanyon book I've read but definitely worth reading. It was a bit slow throughout the entire story. The mystery/intrigue was good, as usual for author.

Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the narrator. He paused too long between sentences, like it was a paragraph. Sometimes he even did it with compound sentences which threw me out of the story. Will say his voice, ennunciation and volume were all pleasant, though.

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  • Charlottesville, VA USA
  • 11-06-18

Good

Very addicted to Gary’s voice...that’s how I found this book . The plot is not particularly complicated. Good for a quick read

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Great book, great performance

Great book as usual, as expected from Josh Lanyon. I like John but I really love Carter. He is a different kind of sleuth. He is a librarian that loves his job and he can't stop his appetite for research. The book has a natural flow with a twist at the end.
I really hope that we will see more books with these characters.
This is the first book read by Gary Furlong that I listen to, and I'm looking forward to listen to more books read by him.
Overall a great experience.

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Another great book

Really liked the narrator. Thought it was amazing. Loved the John and carter characters. I hope there is some sort of SEQUEL!!

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  • JillB
  • 07-17-18

Loved this book!

I am a Josh Lanyon fan, but I don't like all books equally however this is one of my favourites of Josh's. I've read it twice - first switching between reading and listening, the second time just listening to the audio version and I found it an engaging - and often humorous - experience. Carter is a great character, well aware of his flaws in the role of amateur sleuth and the other people on the trip with him were interesting in varied ways (some were awful!)
I really got drawn into the story, the narration was great and I just enjoyed the whole thing!

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  • Naomi
  • 06-08-18

Very Enjoyable

Such an enjoyable listen! I loved the plots little twists and turns which were all added to by a smattering of holiday romance and snarky ex boyfriends.
Highly recommended if you want a light murder mystery with a little romance thrown in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-18

Perfect

Really enjoyed this. Everything a murder mystery should be. A classic tale in the fantastic old style with added humour and that touch of romance. Loved it.