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To Catch A Fox (Fox Mysteries #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  303 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.

Meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—

A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger;
A mother whose secret sent her insane;
An u
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by Empire Press (first published September 26th 2012)
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J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*

This is one of those cases where Goodreads REALLY REALLY needs half stars! This was a 3.5 star read for me. There were things I loved, and things I didn't! I am simply rounding down for that effing ending.

I really had no idea what to expect going in to this one. And I definitely wasn't expecting the funny banter between all of the characters. So for that...

And speaking of the characters....holy shit, there were just way too damn many. This wasn't he said-she said or he s
***** 5 Foxy stars *****

THAT was brilliant! Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day does it again!

Another important aspect, you DON'T have to wait for the next book before reading To Catch A Fox in my humble opinion, of course.

Why? Because you get a great story which leaves you blissfully content! Like you feel after finishing a great dinner with friends having enjoyed good food and drinks. You feel "full", content. You're floating on a high from all the delicious ingredients. It was a great time, but al
Oct 14, 2012 Andrea rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
I bought this book the day it came out, and read it over a few days (it took me longer than usual because I had to keep putting it down to save my tooth enamel). I dithered about writing a review, because I really enjoyed Ethan Day's other books. I've bought and read everything he has published with the exception of one book on my to-read list, and rated them all with 4 or 5 stars. I look forward to buying future books of his. As long as he is listed as the sole author, that is!

Because Ethan Day
I loved it! To Catch a Fox was a thoroughly enjoyable mystery novel. It had charm, grit, humour, secrets, surprises, betrayal, action, and panty-melting sexy times. I loved the rich New Orleans setting and the sexy but flawed MCs. All that was missing was a HEA or HFN (which made me want to RAAAAAAGE!).

I want the next book in the series NOW, dammit!
Oct 07, 2014 Tara♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tara♥ by: Marco
Shelves: 2014-books, reviewed, kobo, mm
OMG that was awesome!! Loved it, there was actual nail biting people!! NAIL BITING!!! I do not bite my nails, it ruins my polish!!

This really had it all, fabulous characters (all of them, both good guys and bad guys), lots of drama, laugh out loud moments, heartbreaking moments, actual honest to goodness mystery and hot, hot, hot sex.

The Fox and Tucker chemistry was fabulous and I need to know what happens next. I demand that the next book be available as soon as I have finished this review. Wh
I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that this book is fantastic! The bad news is that it makes you desperately want to read the second book which isn't available yet!

This book opens like a blockbuster action movie as our hero, Jon Fox, has to outsmart a crazy women with a gun, avoid alligators and survive explosions. It sets the pace for the rest of book which is filled with mystery and murder.

Fox was the heir to his family fortune but the loss of everyone close to him had
Nov 06, 2012 ttg rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, reviews
2.5-3 stars. I felt pretty meh about this mystery romance. The parts that I liked were the New Orleans setting with its heat and old houses and that soft southern accent.

The mystery was okay--there were a couple twists I didn’t see, but some I forecasted early on. I’m not a fan of suddenly jumping scenes to other character viewpoints, especially villains or side characters. It just seems a little lazy at times. Also, the style would switch from over-exposition/explaining to a sudden long flashb
Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

I really love each of these authors separately, so I've been waiting forever to see what their combined writing is like. We finally get that with this first book of a new mystery series, and more than any other author pair, each author has his distinct stamp on the book. It may be because I'm so familiar with their individual writing, but it is clear in the characters that remind me so much of Ethan's past romantic comedies, and in the campy tone and incredib
Oct 29, 2014 Susan marked it as dnf
DNF at 20%

This didn’t work for me at all.

- Terrible writing. Waaaaaay to much tell and almost no show. It was like reading a grocery list. The first chapter went on and on. A short summery of the events would have sufficed for me. And what is with a flashback in the middle of a scene? Very confusing.
- I didn’t like Fox. I read 50 pages about the man and I knew nothing about his personality. And because I couldn’t connect with him I had to go with his actions. And they did not got me all on board
A good bit of this book was deserving of a five star rating. The story was good, although the use of the "snappy" supporting character toward the end was predictable. Don't get me wrong, I was greatly anticipating it, but I could have told you it was coming. The MCs had great, steamy chemistry that could practically be felt through my Kindle. The supporting characters were excellent. I could definitely see Ethan Day's sense of humor coming through loud and clear.

Why then am I giving it a four st
Barb Gilmour
I am exhausted!! That was a romp and a half! The action was nonstop.... Like reading a film script - such vivid action scenes! As with all Ethan's books (I am new to Geoff) the ensemble cast was excellent. I loved Millie, Leigh and Eva ; Savannah broke my heart - I was quite teary as she stood up to Mason. Poor, poor Beau :-( and I am left wondering if Eddie is maybe a redeemable character. I also soooooo want a Rick story. Virgil was also a wonderful character; but Snowflake almost stole the sh ...more
2.5 stars

The book was so full of clichés that I knew right away who the bad guy was just because that was another one. That apart, the zombie plot line was idiotic and the book was so full of typos that it started to annoy me really badly. "having been abandoned by a mother who preferred heroine to her own child *rolls eyes Love in La Terraza was bad enough but this one is even worse. I used to love Ethan Day's books but lately they've been very disappointing.
Jonathan Fox is a private eye who is a total man slut and is loaded with enough emotional baggage to ground a plane. He has contacts all over town and when they come thru for him with info, he pays them back with sex. A win win situation for him but for those who want more, they are SOL. His heart is "closed for business." Tucker Wilder is a very attractive, sweet young man and aspiring screen writer who Jonathan has been surveying for two weeks in relation to a case he was hired on. He loves to ...more
Jul 11, 2013 JR rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes it rough
Shelves: romance, life, horror, mystery
I don't know what I was expecting when I started this, but I got a whole lot more than I bargained for. First of all, when the backdrop is the "Big Easy", I am half way there on the "like" meter.
Jon Fox is a PI who has a family background that would kill a normal human being. Suicide, insanity, deep dark secrets, that have ruled his world since he was young. In walks Tucker,a snarky, sometimes clueless, playwright, that has come back to his roots in NOLA. The events of the story were set long
Alas, no HEA or HFN but I still really enjoyed it and am very anxious to continue. NOLA is my FAVORITE setting for a book and this one really brought it. Full review to follow.
I CANNOT wait for this book! I have gotten to know them thru PM's & adore them both! I can only imagine what they have come up with!!!!!!


123< to U both!

BR, October 18th with Julie!!

I am really impressed with this book!!! Most often I’m not really interested in the mystery/crime part of a book. I usually skip that part and go straight to the fun parts. However the mystery/crime in this book had me on my toes…

While reading this book I could see it already been made as a movie!!!

The visuals that I was getting;

Jon “Fox”

Tucker Wilder

The big Tara House - ”De La Fontaine”

After years being absent, Fox returns home to take care of his mother, Miss Sava
I found this book so melodramatic, and it seemed so long. Yes, it had humour, it had a mystery or three, it had action. But I didn't particularly like Jon Fox. I definitely didn't feel the chemistry between him and Tucker Wilder.
It was okay for me. It had moments that I really liked, some nice writing at times but they were topped by moments I didn't like and characters that didn't grab me, primary or secondary. So it was a mixed bag resulting in 3 stars. Review at On Top Down Under Book Review
Suzanne (Doppleganger)
Nov 18, 2012 Suzanne (Doppleganger) marked it as dnf
Shelves: romance

I've come to the conclusion that co-authored books simply don't click with me. My issues with TCAF are similar to the ones I had with Cut & Run - the plot and the dialogue are so disjointed that I had to reread parts several times to make sense of it. After a few instances of not being able to figure out a scene no matter how many times I read through it, I gave up and shelved the book.

Other people LOVE this book, and Cut & Run is also hugely popular. Maybe it's just me. (?) I'll gi
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
4 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

Jon Fox is a private detective who has a checkered past, his family’s history has left its make on him and it’s about to take a second bite. Fox is approached to find a man by a nice old lady who wishes revenge on the mystery man, it leads him to Tucker Wilder, a screenwriter who is hoping to write a story of lost love. They are thrown together in a mystery where secrets and lies are revealed… about their own f
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This story was a fast-paced, fascinating and complex mystery as well as a sweet and sexy romance. Principal characters Jon Fox and Tucker Wilder are drawn into a murder mystery when Tucker witnesses a shooting in an alley near his apartment. Jon was nearby and rescued Tucker as he fled from the scene.

Jon Fox is a private investigator, hired by a sweet little old lady, Betty Black, to find someone from her past for the bizarre reason that she wanted to be able to kill him. While trying to discour
Holy cliff hanger, Swamp Thing! This is one sticky situation. Just when it looks like things are going to start to work out in walks the next villain and this one is quite possibly the evilest one of all, so far. This book was filled with an abundance of laughs, an unlikely romance, thrills, chills and plot twist galore and yes don't forget Snowflake! I can't wait for the next book in this series to be released. Fox and Tucker make a very unlikely couple but still I find myself rooting for them, ...more
Suddenly Tucker’s mouth opened even wider as he watched, in disbelief, a huge white alligator lumber across the lawn in Jon’s direction. Tucker panicked. “Jon, look out! There’s a gator after you.”
Fox turned, not appearing the least bit alarmed. “No worries; that’s just Snowy.”
Tucker blinked, more shocked than ever. “Snowy?” he whispered. “Who in the hell
are these people?”
I’ve never been much for mystery, and I’ve never liked thrillers so the combination is often off-putting. However, I can s
Ethan Day
Oct 26, 2012 Ethan Day rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
5+ Stars from Reviews by Jessewave
"A rollicking adventure that blew everything away in grand fashion."

5 Stars for To Catch a Fox from Literary Nymphs Reviews!
"a gripping saga full of heart-stopping incidents"

4 Stars from the Armchair Reader
"I really love each of these authors separately, and more than any other author pair, each has his distinct stamp on the book."
As a fan of both Ethan and Geoff I have been eagerly awaiting this release and it's no surprise that I absolutely loved it. What an entertaining and fun read!! For me it was like a cross between Gone with the Wind and Indiana Jones :-) Great characters, plenty of action and lots of laughs. Congrats to both writers on a great read. I can't begin to imagine the fun you must have had writing this one together!! Please don't leave us hanging for too long for the next installment in this wonderful ad ...more
An edge of your seat roller coaster ride, this book rocks.
Barbs review said it was like a film script and I agree.
When will we see A Fox in the Hole?

Day, Ethan; Knight, Geoffrey (2012-09-26). To Catch A Fox (The Fox Mysteries) (Kindle Location 7001). The Empire Press. Kindle Edition.
I wanted to love this book, I really did. The humour I associate with Ethan wasn't there which I found disappointing. I did find the first half a struggle, but as the story progressed I enjoyed it more. For me I have mixed feelings about this story. I will read the next in the series to see if I can be hooked. This book has left me with a luke warm feeling I'm afraid.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, although I wanted to smack Fox a few times, however, his pet Alligator made up for a lot :

FYI, it does end with a bit of a cliffy. Off to read Book 2 :D
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by:Barb
Genre: M/M Thriller
Rated: 4.5 hearts

Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Gosh, a real roller-coaster read - some bits I loved and some were OK, so overall a 3.5* read

I struggled a bit at the start to get into the story - maybe because Fx isn't your typical instantly likeable character. Once I had some time to actually sit and read it did gel a bit more for me.
It did kind of feel like three (I think) stories - the murder that Tucker witnessed, the Fox family chronicles and the voodoo businesses. They did mingle through the book, sometimes seamlessly and sometimes it
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From palace-hopping across the Rajasthan Desert to sleeping in train stations in Bulgaria, from spinning prayer-wheels in Kathmandu to exploring the skull-gated graveyards of the indigenous Balinese tribes, Geoffrey Knight has been a traveller ever since he could scrape together enough money to buy a plane ticket. Born in Melbourne but raised and educated in countless cities and towns across Austr ...more
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