Somebody Killed His Editor

Somebody Killed His Editor The road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly Holmes Moriarity Book Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mys

  • Title: Somebody Killed His Editor
  • Author: Josh Lanyon
  • ISBN: 9781605045856
  • Page: 172
  • Format: ebook
  • The road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly.Holmes Moriarity, Book 1Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer Until now Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes.On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumpeThe road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly.Holmes Moriarity, Book 1Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer Until now Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes.On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career A career nearly as dead as the body he stumbles over in the woods.In a weirdly deja vu replay of one of his own novels, he finds himself stranded in an isolated lodge full of frightened women and not a lawman in sight Except for J.X Moriarity, former cop and bestselling novelist The man with whom he shared a one night stand okay, maybe three long ago The man who wants to arrest him for murder.A ruthless, stalking killer, or a hot, handsome ex lover Which poses the greater danger It s elementary, my dear Holmes

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    1. Josh Lanyon

      Bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man on man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called arguably the single most influential voice in m m romance today Granted, that was yesterday.Today Josh s work has been translated into nine languages The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male male title to be published by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy The Adrien English series was awarded the 2nd Annual All Time Favorite Male Male Couple by the M M Group Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery, and the first ever recipient of the Favorite M M Author Lifetime Achievement award Josh is married and lives in Southern California.


    1. 4 stars. Review posted October 16, 2014When Christopher (Kit) Holmes, a thirty-nine-year-old author of numerous award-winning mysteries, was on his way to visit a remote writers retreat in California wine country, the horrible weather should have been warning enough for what had yet to come. After abandoning his car, he's compelled to hike his way to the Blue Heron Lodge and, unfortunately, finds the body of a very dead woman. As it turned out, she was supposed to attend the mystery writer's con [...]

    2. Move over Adrien, there's a new man in my life.Wow oh wow! How much did I love Christopher Holmes, huh?This was fabulous. Just freaking fantastic. I connected so well with these characters and I found Christopher's cynical and self deprecating voice refreshing, humorous and so unbelievably honest. This is a man who knows who he is and is not afraid to show it. He is just so endearing that I can't help but love him.Josh Lanyon has a way of writing that is so elegant and smart that I feel classy j [...]

    3. I have an odd relationship with Josh Lanyon and her books. For the most part, I don't really connect with them. I've used my own money and bought over 10+ Lanyon books, and while some of the books work for me, it's true that the vast majority don't. I struggle with the lack of relationship development in every single Lanyon book. However, that being said, I also have a love/hate relationship with the Adrien English series. While the books made me pretty mad at times, they are also some of the mo [...]

    4. IMpeccable mystery romance with a winning new duo. Lanyon is one of the gold stanards of our genre.Craft! Wit! Chops! Lanyon just knows his shit and throws down like a hot truckstop hooker with no time to waste. Deliver-deliver-deliver If I have any quibble, it's with the abrupt ending but I know full well why Lanyond structured it that way and agree with the choice in principle. One of these days his books are going to cross over to mass market. They should have already. Amazing. I enjoyed the [...]

    5. Written August 11, 20144 1/2 Stars - Crime among writers, brilliant and surprisingly charming!Book #1I so VERY much enjoyed to read and listening to the Adrian English series (#1- Fatal Shadows etc) by Josh Lanyon. I can't remember anything I've read and not liked and praised, written by this man. ~ I crossed my fingers. Yahoo! This was a surprisingly good one!!Somebody Killed His Editor is certainly not for everyone but do you like to read (or watch on TV) a clever whodunit crime, as I do, is t [...]

    6. It’s the strangest thing, when I read Josh Lanyon I feel the need to dress up, put my lipstick on and sit up straight. Weird. I guess it’s the company I find myself in, Josh Lanyon books just ooze so much class, I feel like his characters wouldn’t approve if I was to sayread in the bath or lay about in bed covered in tea stains and biscuit crumbs. Yeaaahthat would be really rude.Well, I got to tell you all – this was so much FUN! I was fit to bursting with lady-like giggles and hand over [...]

    7. 4 StarsI'm late to this party and don't really have much to add, so I'll leave you all with a few points of interest.1) I love whodunit stories and this one was exceptionally well conceived. It reminded me of one of my favourite classic films, The Thin Man (which I couldn't praise higher and totally recommend to anyone who enjoyed this book).2) I feel like Christopher "Kit" Holmes and I share the same spirit animal. I loved his sardonic wit and brutal honesty. He was flawed and cynical and it ma [...]

    8. I've put off reading this series forever since it's practically impossible to live up to Adrien & Jake, but here we go. :)Thoughts to come.

    9. I should trust myself more. So, I have a huge pet peeve when reading fiction and that's reading about writers as protagonists because it breaks the illusion for me--BIG Time. But I really enjoy Lanyon's writing and the Adrien English series worked out for me, so I pushed my instincts aside and dove in. Mistake. Adrien English worked for me because it didn't revolve around Adrien discussing his writing for any great length of time whereas this was like watching sausage being made. All the ugly me [...]

    10. I have come to the conclusion that if I ever find myself in a historic building rife with homicide during some kind of storm and there are two dudes that snipe at each other until I want to yell For the love of all god's cherubim and seraphim, WILL YOU FUCK ALREADY! (and/or admit you lurve each other) then I must be that single female friend in a Lanyon novel that generally seems to have such shitty taste in menJust thought I'd share.Also, Kevin R Free is a good narrator, but, man, his version o [...]

    11. I’m sure this is going to be another winning Detective series. I loved the Adrien English series, and following Adrien and Jake was a delight. Now I feel like I get to do it all again but with Kit and J.X.Kit is an author not a bookshop owner, and J.X is an Ex cop turned writer, but the chemistry feels the same. This time though its Kit that is the problem. Due to Kit’s preference for the devil you know, and not liking to rock the boat, he failed to act on his feelings, so ten wasted years l [...]

    12. Whilst stumbling through the rainy woods on his way to a writers' conference, mystery author Christopher Holmes stumbles upon (gasp!) a body. Soon the dead best-seller is joined by her jerk editor and fingers start pointing at Holmes.This probably isn't a tight enough mystery plotwise to really please hardcore mystery fans, and I can't say the writing is anything superb, but it was a fun, quick read. It probably doesn't quite deserve four stars but I'm rounding up for enjoyment. Lanyon did a goo [...]

    13. **4.5**I absolutely love Josh Lanyon. He writes the perfect blend of thrilling mystery, quirky comedy, and sweet and sexy romance. He makes me tense, he makes me giddy, and he makes me sigh—all while I try to piece together who the damn murderer is. When we first meet Christopher “Kit” Holmes, the story reads like my favorite sort of comedy routine: It's full of exasperation, self-deprecation and sarcasm. Christopher is at his wits’ end since discovering his publisher won't be reupping h [...]

    14. I find Josh Lanyon books are hit and miss with me. This one is definitely a hit. I really enjoyed Christopher Holmes, and his point of view. It's refreshing reading about a character who isn't in his early twenties and smoking hot. It's a nice change to read about someone I can relate to more especially as I get older. Christopher's insecurities, and fears felt real to me. I was able to understand where he was coming from, and I really felt for him as he tried to save his writing career. The sec [...]

    15. Overall book rating: 4Audio Book: Kevin R. Free: 4.5Book Cover: 3I’m feeling strangely undecided on this review. If that even makes any sense. On the one hand I’m bouncing on my chair with excitement; on the other I’m contemplating a strike. I don’t really know how to convey my feelings. So I decided on putting it in different categories.The Author and Story:– This was obviously my FIRST Josh Lanyon.The reasons for this are that I’m mainly a romance reader. I read for the connection [...]

    16. In my top 3 books I've read all year.There will be spoilers in this review. Oh and swearing. LOTS OF SWEARING AHEAD. Probably.Josh Lanyon's writing is unbelievable. Actually unbelievable. If I could chose to write like any one person, it would be him. It's so damn engaging, his writing is honestly like a siren's call. You can't escape or back away from it. He sucks you in and holds you there. It's amazing. Amazing. The imagery he uses is so exciting and not overdone. I've read a lot of books whi [...]

    17. 3.5 StarsSeriously? What the hell was that ending? You know after reading 18 Lanyons, I should know by now that the abrupt conclusion is coming, but it still slaps me in the face every damn time!! Arrgggh!!Ok, back to the regular scheduled programming…This was a great, complex mystery with a different tone that I’m used to from this author. Never short on smart, acerbic, or witty, this also had some great dashes of humor to it. Christopher has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle. Not only [...]

    18. This book was so much fun! I loved the interactions between Holmes and Moriarity, there is a cast of quirky secondary characters and the mystery moved along nicely.When Holmes finds himself unexpectedly stuck at a writer's retreat with Moriarity, a man whom he spent a long weekend with 10 years ago, the sight of the man turns out to be the least of his problems. There is an antagonism with an undercurrent of sexual tension and unresolved issues between the two. A lot has changed for both men in [...]

    19. This book was exactly what I needed and I read it with a constant smile on my face : amused, ironic, fond, knowing, goofy, sometimes exploding into laughterIndeed, there is a lot to smile at:The setting is a conference reuniting an entire cast of writers and it was fun to have an insight into their world and into the publishing industry.The mystery was a big wink at Agatha Christie and I dived happily into the intrigue, suspecting everyone until the very end.Holmes is self-centered, bitter and r [...]

    20. I write this review after reading the second and third books in the series, revising my rating to 5 stars. I did enjoy this book when I read it for the first time, but I came to love this couple after my second read. I think my initial negative reaction to this couple was due to having a hard time leaving Adrien and Jake (from Adrien English series) behind. I think it’s important to refrain from comparing Kit and J.X. or frankly any couple, with Adrien and Jake. I like it when two different ki [...]

    21. *4.5*Well, since I’ve read the Adrien English series before this one, I guess comparisons are inevitable. On the surface, there are of course similarities, mainly the author/cop pairing. However, after that, things do get a bit different.What I really liked is that Kit and his problems are so relatable. Adrian and his heart condition were so high up on the angst list, it certainly felt further away (for me at least) while reading. Maybe Adrian had a bigger emotional impact on me, but it was gr [...]

    22. I must confess: I didn't realize J.X.'s name was Moriarity with an _i_ until it was spelled out in the book.First of all, I liked the setting and the cast of characters (I really liked Rachel, Kit's agent). The beginning of the book is gripping and you really get in the mood of a mistery in a secluded location.I loved Kit. Even if he was the narrator, I felt like he was able to keep his hurt to himself and at the same time he was able to retain some kind of levity. He's often walking a fine edge [...]

    23. This is my first Josh Lanyon and I do not think it is going to be my last. It was fun to read with all the right touches for me. Mr Lanyon picked up a classic genre, the murder in a secluded area, where the other people around are trapped and have to stay in the place of the murder. This is so classic that you mention it and you think of Christie, Poirot, Marple, even Heyer did it and so did my favourite Reginald Hill with Dalziel. Mr Lanyon even threw in the drawing room denouement, wonderful.I [...]

    24. Loved this m/m murder mystery set in the world of mystery writers. I felt great empathy with Christopher the main protagonist and cared about what happened to him and J.X. his long lost love interest. Also some excellent observational humour and cutting asides. Brilliant!'He pushed up on his arms, the ropes of muscle delineated by the shifting shadows, and he was smiling, but it was a knowledgeable smile - the vulnerable boy was long gone and I felt regret for that.Regret that I hadn't cherished [...]

    25. So I will admit going into this and expecting more angst and a similar story to The Adrien English Mysteries. I mean, this is Lanyon and I adore the authors formula. This was the same and yet it wasn't. Odd? Not so much. This was refreshing and light and funny as hell. Christopher "Kit" Holmes is insane in the best way possible. The things that go through his head and come out of his mouth either had me laughing, cringing or hiding under blankets because they were so awkward, but they were alway [...]

    26. Somebody Killed His Editor I've been re-listening to this for the past week on my long drives. Still as hilarious! ------------------------- Wow! I have no words!!! This was an AWESOME read!!!I already was a huge Josh Lanyon fan ( Adrien English series <wink, wink>; and many others)but this just drove the final nail in the coffin, so to speak ;)) hmm it seams I do have words :))As with many of his novels, I can't tell who did it until the last part of the book, which I loooove!!!!BUT!! W [...]

    27. This was so good that I had to start reading the second as soon as a put down the first, even though it was past bed time. It's funny, smart, a little angsty but not a lot, hot, interesting, and I didn't figure the mystery out. Holmes wasn't easy to like at first but by the end I was in love with him and wanted the world for him. Moriarity was adorable and hot and strong and vulnerable and sweet and just wonderful. I shouldn't tell you that since he's considered a suspect for part of the book bu [...]

    28. It took me a while to get my head around both Kit and J.X the MCs. What kept me going was the sense of loss that J.X. had for Kit. It was all kind of melancholic, with a sense of wondering if it was too late after all. However the storytelling is technically so smooth and enjoyable: it's a sense of almost physical relief to sink into a well-crafted book after some of the drek in m/m (that I will still read because I like the characters or merely the hot sex).3.5 stars.

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