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.
Every family has a hidden story - even the perfect ones. In this suspenseful and deeply moving novel, Michael Thomas Ford propels us beyond smiling holiday photographs and beloved anecdotes to explore the complex ties within one family - and between two very different brothers whom catastrophe will either unite or divide forever.... On the morning James McCloud, a Seattle district attorney, gets a call from his sister, he senses his own long-buried family history is about to be dragged into the light. James´s father, Daniel, a police officer, disappeared eight years ago. Now his body has been found. James always believed his father committed suicide. But the evidence leaves no doubt: Daniel was murdered. James immediately returns to Cold Falls, New York, to be with the rest of his family. Among them is his brother, Billy, twenty-one, gay, and even more troubled than James remembers. James was always the golden child, Billy the disappointment. Time has not healed their differences, but events may drastically change their roles. For when James´s high school ring is discovered with Daniel´s body, he becomes the prime suspect. And as the truth emerges, piece by piece, Billy finds himself amid a swirl of secrets and lies powerful enough to decide his brother´s fate, threaten yet another life, and destroy the bonds that still remain.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011209de/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.
Two women vow to bring a killer to justice. Deputy Andrea Sullivan had hoped to leave the horrors of Los Angeles behind her, but the serial murders of college students in peaceful, picturesque Sedona are her nightmare case to solve. The complexities stretch local resources to the limit, and the FBI joins the case with Agent Cameron Ross in the lead. The crime scenes are covered with the trademark signs of the fiendish Patrick Doe, whose handiwork has been investigated by Dallas detective Tori Hunter and others. But where Hunter failed Cameron intends to win. She will break the case, find justice and go home. No distractions. Unfortunately, Deputy Sullivan is very distracting. And Patrick Doe has other plans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022616de/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.
Homicide detective Mandi Murphy had seen enough bloodshed on the streets of Houston to last a lifetime. After a botched drug bust left a friend dead, she wanted out of the city. Peaceful little Sawmill Springs seemed like the perfect spot to start over. Six weeks on patrol proved the town to be as quiet and serene as she´d imagined. When things soured between FBI agent Kayla Dixon and her lover, she was ready for a change from the fast-paced life she was living. Her father, the police chief in Sawmill Springs, offered her a job, and she decided a change of pace was just what she needed. Her wish for slow and peaceful didn´t materialize, however, as mere hours after she started her first shift, a prominent citizen was gunned down. The two women are thrust together to solve the murder and return Sawmill Springs to the sleepy small town the residents expect. As the investigation grows, so does their attraction. There´s just one problem - Murphy thinks Kayla is straight. Kayla admits to a failed marriage when she was 18, and an ambiguous affair with another FBI agent convinces Murphy to steer clear of her. Kayla´s innocent flirting is met with skepticism and doubt...and temptation. Another murder not only strengthens their bond as partners but has them fighting to escape the clutches of a murderer. No longer able to ignore the budding attraction between them, they must decide if they are willing to start over...this time, together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030606de/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.
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.
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.