All She Wrote (Holmes & Moriarity #2)
Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning.
Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2
A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved “American Agatha Christie” and Christopher Holmes’s former mentor. Anna’s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit’s sore spots—traveling, teaching writing classes, and se...more
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Kit finds himself in the middle of another murder investigation. (This is a Lanyon story, after all) His long time mentor, Anna, is convinced someone is trying to murder her and asks Kit to come to her aide. ‘Cause asking a mystery writer to help in a murder investigation makes total sense, right? J.X. in not too happy about their weekend together being canceled due to this and they decide to break it off. Now we have a newly single Kit running off to t...more
The murder mystery was all I expected from Josh Lanyon. I was guessing and second guessing all the way. I admit at the end I was a little concerned that the ending was not going to work, but I really should have had more faith, the ending turned out to be perfect lol.
My main reason for loving this book so much though is J.X. He has become my dream man lol. He is...more
We find Kit and JX in another intrigue involving writers, when Kit is called to the rescue of an old friend.
I liked JX's successful attempts to make Kit come out of his shell and smiled fondly at Kit's inner antics. His biggest quality is his lucidity and it allowed him to grow up in this story.
I was captivated by the mystery and what I found truly interesting was how Kit's character development and the intrigue worked as opposite mirrors.
I can't wait to see him in another mystery!
Yup, I was right. The Holmes and Moriarity series has the clout to surpass Adrien English for sure. Now don’t choke when I say this: It’s no longer just the romance arc that compels and captivates me – it’s the whole whodunit thing too!
I find myself thoroughly engrossed in the mystery and the whole process of deduction and elimination to the point where I was making side notes. Pfft …not that it did me any good in figuring out who the murderer was. I’m such a doofus, honestly, I think i...more
I honestly wasn't e...more
I love that this story gives so much more depth to these two characters, especially to Kit, and it makes me very eager to see where the next book will take them. Kit's reluctance and fear to start a new relationship after the betrayal in his previous relationship is palpable and makes it all the more moving when he begins to surrender and submit to JX in way that he never has before. The...more
i wanted more . . . more of one of two things . . .either more of the romance/relationship building between holmes and moriarity or more of the mystery plot. neither were fulfilling here.
the relationship . . .
it moved forward. we are most seeing more of holmes' character, as he is understanding more of himself and his new relationship. he is healing and coming to terms with a failed relationship as a new one develops. but is felt like not enough...more
I didn't get into the story until after an actual event happened (28% into it). if you can last that long the rest of the story was really good and the mystery was entertaining enough.
Somebody Killed His Editor: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1
By Josh Lanyon
Narrated By Kevin R. Free
Series: Holmes and Moriarity, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Release Date: 01-21-13
My opinion [mild spoilers ahead]:
I've read a few Josh Lanyon books before. The "Adrien English" series, "Dangerous Ground", "The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks" and "Fair Game". For me...more
Without spoiling the plot, I have to say that this book was darker than what I'm used to from Josh Lanyon. I felt so incredibly sorry for Christopher and I was so happy that J.X. stuck...more
This is the second installment of this series and am really liking it so far. Kit is so neurotic (not as lovable as my Adrien) but certainly endearing and really funny.
Moriarity just seems Hella hot and so strong ( I keep picturing Josh Brolin :))
This was a great mystery and Kit and JX have the makings of a great romance I will DEFO...more
Kit and J.X. are even better in this installment. The mystery, as usual, kept me guessing all the way through. The secondary characters were okay, some a bit more interesting than others, but Kit, J.X. and Anna stole the show. (Even though I hated Anna from the beginning.)
I do hope the next book gets away from the 'huge group of writers gather here, murder happens, and Kit must solve' happenings. Twice is plenty in one series.
However, still a good read and I will gladly continue this se...more
I loathed Anna. I wanted someone would kill her and get rid the world of her. There wasn't a scene with her when she acted as a normal human being.
That being said, if a character could...more
I really enjoyed the interplay with J.X. and Kit. J.X. obviously loves Kit if he is willing to put up w...more
The book picks up three months after Somebody Killed His Editor, and we start off immediately with Kit and JX's relationship woes. The amazing part is their relationship issue segues right into the next case. There's something gratifying about reading a book that has pacing down to an art form - one part romance, two parts mystery - blended, they make a pretty lethal combination. I found myself rolling my eyes at some of Kit's insecurities, but I realized it was exactly how JX felt which...more
Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning.
Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2
A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved “American Agatha Christie” and Christopher Holmes’s former mentor. Anna’s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit’s sore spots—traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity.
For J.X., Kit’s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is the death k...more
But before I start squeeing to much let me get this of my chest: A character namend J.X. is weird. Even his boyfriend just calls him J.X. and I can't remember actually learning his real first name. I know it's nothing bad but I simply would never call a person just by some initials, so that was...strange.
Having said that let's get on with the actual relevant stuff: Christopher is one of the...more
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This sounds like the previous book but it's not the same at all and it's even better. There's more action and danger. This is not a traditional cozy mystery like the last one. They are not isolated, Holmes has been asked there, there are only a handful of people at the event and the shindig is not that important. Although I figured it out really early on, I stil...more
In this one, the mystery wasn't as good as in the first one and I was able to solve it fairly easily, however, compared to many other mysteries I've read, it was still top-notch. This was more about the roman...more
You made me nod sympathetically because so many of your thoughts about relationships echo my own.
You also made me blush madly since you and J.X. are Roawr together.
Thank you, Josh Lanyon, for these cozy mysteries and the toasty feelings they inspire.
These mysteries are quickly becoming like comfort food to me--easy on the soul--I didn't figure out the mystery until late in the book--
The characters are fantastic, and I'm fascinated by J.X.. He is so kind, patient and so sweet... impossible not to love!
The mysteries in this series are quite different from the much loved Adrien English series, they are more related to the protagonist's personal life and career, rather than "being at the wrong pl...more
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