Adrien English

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547 ratings

Fatal Shadows Publisher's Summary

Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

©Copyright 2012 Josh Lanyon (P)2012 Josh Lanyon
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  • Book 1

    • 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 719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 678

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

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

    • By Tony Squared on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Dangerous Thing

    • An Adrien English Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    Suffering from writer's block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth. But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake. Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them - no matter what the cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Seamless Transition from the First Book

    • By Paul Luthi on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • 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 405
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally. After bookstore clerk Angus flees following terrifying death threats, Adrien must contend with a mysterious Satanic cult, a hot and handsome university professor, and his on-again/off-again relationship with closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan. And oh yes, murder...

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

    • By Jennifer on 07-31-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Death of a Pirate King

    • Adrien English Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD - which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance of an excellent book

    • By Jennifer on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Tide

    • Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. Jake is only too happy to have reason to stay in close contact with Adrien, but there are more surprises in Adrien's past than either one of them expects -- and one of them may prove hazardous to Jake's own heart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done Josh & Chris

    • By Jennifer on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5.5

    • So This Is Christmas

    • The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kale Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books - and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding a missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Jake and Adrien!

    • By Viv on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $14.95