Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 704 ratings

Pretty Pretty Boys Publisher's Summary

After Emery Hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown - and to the local police force there. Home, though, brings no happy memories, and the ghosts of old pain are very much alive in Wahredua. Hazard's new partner, John-Henry Somerset, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset's role was in the death of Jeff Langham, Hazard's first boyfriend.  

When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely. But as the city's only gay police officer, Hazard is placed at the center of a growing battle between powerful political forces. To his surprise, Hazard finds an unlikely ally in his partner, the former bully. And as they spend more time together, something starts to happen between them, something that Hazard can't - and doesn't want - to explain.  

The discovery of a second mutilated corpse, though, reveals clues that the two murders are linked, and as Hazard gets closer to answers, he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and betrayal that goes deeper - and closer to home - than he could ever expect.

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  • Book 1

    • Pretty Pretty Boys

    • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    After Emery Hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown - and to the local police force there. Home, though, brings no happy memories. Hazard's new partner, John-Henry Somerset, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset's role was in the death of Jeff Langham, Hazard's first boyfriend. When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must listen to whole series!!

    • By Riva on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Transposition

    • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

     

    Emery Hazard and his partner, John-Henry Somerset, have solved their first case together. The brutal murders that rocked the quiet town of Wahredua have been put to rest. Hazard, however, finds his life has only grown more complicated as he adjusts to his new home. Living with Somers, whom he has been drawn to since high school, makes "complicated" the understatement of the year.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Bruce D. Parker on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Paternity Case

    • Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    It's almost Christmas, and Emery Hazard finds himself face to face with his own personal nightmare: going on a double date with his partner - and boyhood crush - John-Henry Somerset. Hazard brings his boyfriend; Somers brings his estranged wife. When a strange call interrupts dinner, however, Hazard and his partner become witnesses to a shooting. The victims: Somers' father and the daughter of a high school friend. The crime is inexplicable. There is no apparent motive, no connection between the victims, and no explanation for how the shooter reached his targets.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • this was a tough one to sit through.

    • By Curtis on 05-18-19

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • Guilt by Association

    • Hazard and Somerset, Book 4
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Everything in Emery Hazard’s life is finally going well: His boyfriend, Nico, is crazy about him; he has a loyal partner at work; and he has successfully closed a series of difficult murders. By all accounts, he should be happy. What he can’t figure out, then, is why he’s so damn miserable. After a fight with Nico, Hazard needs work to take his mind off his relationship. And someone in town is happy to oblige by murdering the sheriff. The job won’t be easy; the sheriff had enemies, lots of them, and narrowing down the list of suspects will be difficult. Difficult, but routine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • People in Missouri have a southern drawl?

    • By Curtis on 05-22-19

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Reasonable Doubt

    • Hazard and Somerset, Book 5
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 71

    After almost 20 years, Emery Hazard finally has the man he loves. But things with his boyfriend and fellow detective, John-Henry Somerset, are never easy, and they’ve been more complicated lately for two reasons: Somers’s ex-wife and daughter. No matter what Hazard does, he can’t seem to get away from the most important women in his boyfriend’s life. While Hazard struggles with his new reality (changing dirty diapers, just to start), a bizarre murder offers a distraction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hazard & Somers keep getting better

    • By Nikki on 07-14-19

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Criminal Past

    • Hazard and Somerset, Book 6
    • By: Gregory Ashe
    • Narrated by: Tristan James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Emery Hazard and his boyfriend, John-Henry Somerset, just want to enjoy the day at the Dore County Independence Fair. At the shooting gallery, though, Hazard comes face to face with one of his old bullies: Mikey Grames. Even as a drugged-out wreck, Mikey is a reminder of all the ugliness in Hazard’s past. And Mikey seems to know something Hazard doesn’t - something about the fresh tension brewing in town. When the Chief of Police interrupts Hazard’s day at the fair, she has a strange request. She doesn’t want Hazard and Somers to solve a murder. She wants them to prevent one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't want it to end...

    • By AmazonCustomer on 07-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95