The year is 1935, but this is an America where cross-dressing goes almost unremarked, often unnoticed, and gay relationships are mundane; gay marriage, a quotidian fact of life. Famed chef and female impersonator Pancetta Brulee of New Orleans has been hired to cater a gay engagement party for two prominent grooms at the infamous Faux Pas Island and the Robicheaux estate. Both the family and island have a terrible past, and most Cajuns and Creoles avoid the place like the plague. Pancetta attends the weekend engagement party, only to be faced with a gory murder. The family enlists her and her gorgeous yet restless ex, who happens to be on the island as a groundskeeper. The two embark on a strenuous search for the truth of a tragic Saturday night. Among the suspects are a disillusioned fiancé, a Hollywood starlet sister-in-law, an old family friend and admirer of the deceased, a godmother and countess of Romania, a disapproving mother and father, and a spurned lover of the dead man who has long been a rival for his father´s affections. Murder on Faux Pas Island unfolds as a yarn with campy humor and a hint of romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Lusignolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051561de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finalist, Lambda Award - Gay Mystery 2013 In the fifth book of the award-winning Boystown mystery series, it´s fall 1982 and Chicago is gripped by panic after five people die from poisoned Tylenol capsules. Amid the chaos, the Bughouse Slasher takes his eighth victim, this time striking close to private investigator Nick Nowak. With the Chicago Police Department stretched to its limit, Nick takes matters into his own hands. But what will he do with the Bughouse Slasher once he finds him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014231de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during the early eighties, Nick locates a missing young man for a mysterious client, solves a case of arson at a popular nightspot, and goes undercover to prove a dramatic suicide was actually murder. When he isn´t detecting, and sometimes when he is, Nick moves through a series of casual relationships. But his long suppressed romantic side surfaces when he meets Detective Bert Harker. Will he give love another chance? Or, will he continue to bury himself in the arms of strangers? Finalist for Lambda Literary Award - Gay Mystery 2012 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009382de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he´s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn´t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter. Wrong. Timmy, Jason´s nephew, is a true handful. But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he´s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he´s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors - one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave. I´m sorry. Say what? Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason´s summer plans, and you´ve got the makings of one hell of a ride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Anthony Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051191de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It begins with a chance meeting in a bar.... Temporarily homeless, Neal MacIntyre is invited by a charitable stranger to spend the night at his apartment. ´´I´m going to tell you something I´ve never told anyone else´´, Neal says to his new acquaintance. ´´I always thought of myself as an honest man. I would have said a man of principle....´´ And with those words, Neal introduces an eerie tale of betrayal that leads to murder.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011248de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I´d be damned if I would ever worship their God of unconditional forgiveness. Mine was the Old Testament´s God of justice - the God who had exposed the lascivious elders of Babylon plotting the ruin of Susannah, the God who fortified yound David against a giant Philistine.... They were flesh and blood, they prized their own worth, and asserted it, even to the point of bloodshed. What God brought out of their revenge for Israel or anyone else was not their concern. Who knows the mind of God? Man´s business is to know his own mind, and he sins when he ignores its commands.´´ In Madrid, at the age of 7, Juan Ramon Fuertes witnesses the murder of his parents by two thugs supervised by his father´s business partner, Martin Esteban. His identification of the murderers dismissed by the police, the boy vows to avenge his parents. Sustained by his lust for revenge, Juan Ramon endures years of abuse in a Spanish orphanage, where he follows the movements of Esteban in news reports, eventually noticing Esteban´s beautiful and pious son, Bernardo. Later, when Bernardo begins training as a monk, Juan Ramon´s plan crystallizes: Use the son to get the father. With cool calculation, Juan Ramon begins monastic training, finally entering Bernardo´s monastery in Toledo as Father Juan Ramon. Sensing Bernardo´s attraction to him, Juan Ramon seduces the young monk to gain access to Esteban. Gradually enthralling the devout, troubled Bernardo, Juan Ramon pursues the two thugs while planning Esteban´s murder. But all his schemes for justice hit an unforeseen snag when the fierce avenger falls in love with his tortured protgé. Told from the points of view of both Juan Ramon and Bernardo, Blood Brothers explores the fascinating mixture of lust, love, spirituality, and revenge underlying the mutual seduction of a holy monk and his unholy brother. Michael Schiefelbein has lived in Italy and Washington, D.C., and now resides in Memphis, Tennessee,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rex Lobo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007879de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first full-length novel of the Boystown series, it´s late summer 1982 and private detective Nick Nowak is asked to find a retired gentleman´s long lost lover. Instead, he finds himself embroiled in a decades old murder connected to the man who wants to be Chicago´s next mayor. Meanwhile, an ambitious young reporter develops a friendship with Nick´s lover Bert, making Nick wonder exactly where their relationship may be heading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013378de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life in Amsterdam isn’t all windmills and tulips when you’re homeless. Jason Dekker lives in a jeep with his dog, Calvin, on the outskirts of the city. A thesis on Van Gogh brought him to the Netherlands, and the love of Dutch artist Willy Hart convinced him to stay. But Willy is gone, and Dekker is on the brink of a total meltdown. On a summer morning in the park, Calvin sniffs out the victim of a grisly murder. Dekker sees the opportunity for a risky strategy that might solve their problems. Unfortunately it puts them directly in the sights of the calculating stone-cold killer, Gadget. Their paths are destined to collide, but nothing goes according to plan when they end up together in an attic sex dungeon. Identities shift, and events careen out of control, much to the bewilderment of one ever-watchful canine. Oscar Wilde wrote that each man kills the thing he loves. He didn’t mean it literally. Or did he? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Dickinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024232de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every night ski patrol Mark McAvoy relives the avalanche that took a life on his watch. Emotionally fragile and single by choice, he´s aghast at his friends´ taking charge of his social life. Hosting a potluck will at least provide him with a good meal. Invited to the potluck on a whim, Allan Tengerdie catches Mark´s eye - and taste buds. This cuddly chef could be perfect for a lonely, too-thin skier; too bad Allan falls better than he skis. When Allan´s injured and frightened he´ll lose his catering company, he´s afraid to ask too much of a man he barely knows. Mark wants to help but has his own problems. Was the avalanche a tragic accident or cold-blooded murder? His role in the inquiry leaves Mark in trouble at work, at the mercy of the law, and with too much time on his hands. If he clings tightly to Allan, will they be swept away together? Bonus Story: Storm on the Mountain A blizzard shuts down the ski resort, giving Mark a chance to show Allan he´s learned from his mistakes. Does he know Allan well enough now to say what´s in his heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027221de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Blauefee promised to stay away from Jeremy Tyler forever. But when he learns that his troubled, heartbroken ex-lover has been seduced and swindled out of his inheritance, Arthur is off to the rescue. After rekindling their passionate affair, the starry-eyed lovers learn that Jeremy’s plight has gone from terrible to worse. Not only has Jeremy been cheated out of his fortune, he’s been framed for murder. Desperate to clear Jeremy’s name, the pair travels to Greece in pursuit of the nefarious conman Lazzaro Sforza and enters a shady world of sex rings, designer drugs, and international intrigue. Aided by the powerful hallucinogen Sueño Gris, Jeremy journeys into his past lives. Hopscotching through time, from the Civil War all the way back to the Roman Empire, Jeremy discovers that Lazzaro has betrayed him many times before. Can Arthur and Jeremy finally trump the scheming Lazzaro, or are they doomed to repeat their ill-fated pasts? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005813de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.