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Jackson Square Jazz

(Scotty Bradley #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Scott Bradley is nobody's idea of a saint, but when you live in New Orleans it's a bit hard to be monogamous. Unfortunately, Scott's straight-arrow, FBI agent, sort-of-boyfriend Frank has other ideas - which leads Scott to wake up in a hotel room with cutie Bryce Bell, the hottest young figure skater in the country. But when Scott finds a dead body in Bryce's hotel room, h ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Kensington (first published 2004)
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Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
New Orleans is one of my favorite places to be, and the book captures that feeling very nicely. I enjoyed the writing - it was like this guy was a friend and we were sitting over a drink as he was narrating the story to me. I was a bit disappointed in the fact that there was less 'spice' to it than I expected, but the story line made up for it. Not great literature, but great as a beach read, or something to read on a trip.
This is the follow up novel to Bourbon Street Blues, we find Scotty living next to a friend in a borrowed apartment, trying to deal with the "idea" of having a stable boyfriend, even if he is in Washington D.C. and the fact he can't imagine being ever with only one person. We have this little intrigue centered around a lost artistic treasure taken or so it seems from a local museum, we have Colin making a comeback into Scotty's life, a wonderful car chase that gives you goose bumps (that's rare ...more
Apr 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
This is a fun series, even if I think our handsome hero Scotty is kind of a Mary Sue. I think it took Herren a few books to come into his own as a writer (this is the fourth of his books that I've read). Still, there's the pratfall a lot of amateur detective series fall into; what are the odds, really, that one character would encounter so many dead bodies? (Herren has written two series. One features an ex-cop private eye, and I can buy that he'd run into trouble periodically because he does a ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amateur sleuth Scotty Bradley returns for another murder mystery in Jackson Square Jazz, Greg Herren’s follow-up to Bourbon Street Blues, the first in the Scotty Bradley series. This time around, Scotty is having reservations about his relationship with Frank the FBI agent who we met in Book 1, and he gets tangled up with Bryce, a young figure skater whose family origins are at the heart of the mystery. Things start off with Scotty finding a corpse again, much to his chagrin, and it belongs to a ...more
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Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
I'm getting into this series. It's still early days. Scott still isn't an official P.I. yet, but his schooling is completed.

I want more sexy times. For a guy that claims to be slutty, there are not enough sex scenes. GRRRR.

But the story is good. It has a couple huh moments..but nothing big.

I loved the setting. I like the pnr element. It's a big presence, but not overwhelming.

Once again, the romance building was low...but it had more than the first book, so progress. I look forward to seeing how
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt, mystery, series
Entertaining story & puzzle. I like this series, even as I think the relationship issues occasionally get in the way of the story. I enjoy the quirky characters Herren has created, & like the way Scotty's siblings played a bigger role in this second book.
Gerry Kelly
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Gay Mysteries, New Orleans Setting
Shelves: gay-fiction, a-own
Very enjoyable reading. Light gay murder mystery set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having lived there for many years I enjoy that the author had used the French Quarter in a very authentic way, that the street names and locations all were correct and many of the bars and restaurants were places I used to haunt then I lived there. Great adventure into New Orleans, and New Orleans current events. RECOMMENDED READING
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scotty once again finds himself in the middle of another mystery. His relationship with Frank is starting, and on the rocks. And, his old flame Colin is back with more secrets. Scotty is actually pursueing a career, private investigating, but no one will sponsor him. His intriguing connection with the Goddess helps him solve the murder of a dead man, find a stolen artifact of Louisiana history, and save the beginning career of a very promising skater. Will the villian/villians get away with it?
Dec 15, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mystery fans
The second in a series about a former male go-go dancer turned P.I. set in N'awlins. This are a fun, quick read, so don't let the fact that they will usually be found in the gay section keep from enjoying a good solid read by a N.O. native and writer. Also has another series, with one book set before and one set after Katrina(start with Murder on the Rue St. Ann.)
Sep 14, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
another fun gay mystery. Fun charecters and set in a fun city,new orleans.This is a Scotty Bradley mystery. It is the first of the Scotty Series. I enjoy these books but dont consider them to be great literature but I dont want to negate them to just gay lit as think that they are a little more universal than that.
Good gay mystery (with a titch of the paranormal) in which Scotty, now training to be a private investigator, manages to get involved in a case involving figuring skating, an historic fire, and a missing Napoleonic mask.
Joe Cosentino
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A terrific romantic mystery with the heart of New Orleans.
Jun 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Hilarious! This book rawks.... It's good combination between comedy, gay life story, and detective sherlock-holmes-kind-of-novel.
Sep 22, 2010 added it
am enjoying this series, they are fluffy / fun reading.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt, mystery, nola, library
3.5 stars. A fun read. There were parts of it that really infuriated me (i.e. coach story and book 1 catching-up exposition), but in the end an enjoyable murder /crime mystery.
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Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina ...more

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