During the height of a particularly brutal Vermont winter, a woman´s body is found one morning hanging high above the interstate. The woman, found with the word dyke carved on her chest, is quickly determined to be the victim of a brutal murder. That alone is enough to bring in Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team. But when the victim is identified not only as a state senator but as an intimate friend of the governor´s, it unleashes a publicity maelstrom that makes a difficult investigation even more challenging. While the antilesbian message is an obvious feint meant to mislead investigators, it does reveal that the governor is gay and forces her to publicly acknowledge that fact. In the meantime, while the publicity rages on to even greater heights, the police begin to focus intensely on the dead senator´s life. One thing they uncover is that she had a fondness for recreational marijuana. In Vermont, however, neither lesbianism nor marijuana use justifies murder. It´s up to Gunther and his team to find out not just who but why? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taylorson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008126/bk_blak_008126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This comic novel, which takes its title from the most famous Shakespearean quote that Shakespeare never wrote, explores how easy it is to perpetrate a character assassination whether by a great playwright or a gang of online trolls. It´s a laugh-out-loud mashup of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L. Sayers. Perennially down-and-out socialite Camilla Randall - aka The Manners Doctor - is a magnet for murder, mayhem, and Mr. Wrong, but she always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way. Usually with more than a little help from her gay best friend, Plantagenet Smith. In this hilarious episode she makes the mistake of responding to an online review of one of her etiquette guides and sets off a chain of events that leads to arson, attempted rape, and murder. Plantagenet, vacationing in England, is accused of the murder and nobody but Camilla´s shady former boyfriend, fresh from prison, can save him. Camilla and Plantagenet are caught between rival factions of historical reenactors who are fiercely pro- and anti-Richard III. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne R. Allen, CS Perryess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068423/bk_acx0_068423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when your carefully planned life takes a wrong turn into hell? When Quinn Maguire, a dashing young trauma surgeon, unaccountably accepts a position as an ER physician, her new boss, Honor Blake, suspects that Quinn is hiding a dark secret. While the two declare an uneasy truce in an effort to work together, both struggle with mutual, and unexpected, attraction. Honor, however, has more than one reason to resist her growing feelings for the attractive newcomer - not the least of which is that her heart belongs to the woman whose wedding ring she wears. Amidst the chaos and drama of a busy emergency room, Quinn and Honor must contend not only with the fragile nature of life, but also with the mysteries of the heart and the irresistible forces of fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013088/bk_adbl_013088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first in a gay mystery series, the Kyle Callahan Mysteries. Who killed Teddy the handyman - if anyone killed him at all? Was it Sid, one of the new owners of Pride Lodge whose past gets darker the closer you look? Was it the woman whose name was once Emily, when she witnessed the murder of her parents in a burglary gone terribly wrong, and who has waited 30 years for vengeance? Was it young Happy Corcoran, promoted to bartender only to vanish three days before Teddy was found dead at the bottom of the empty pool? Find out as Kyle Callahan refuses to believe it was an accident, doggedly pursues the truth in his friend´s death, and does his best not to join him. Kyle and his life partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K. C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029907/bk_acx0_029907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette. Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus - whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K. The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group. The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born.Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire could spin a tale as frantic, funny, and farcical as The Next Queen of Heaven. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002325/bk_harp_002325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the continuing saga of Dick Hardesty, gay P.I., he is hired to protect the interests of a gay/bisexual escort service when a client is murdered. Lovers of murder mysteries will find the complex twists and turns fascinating. This audiobook breaks new ground by being the first mystery novel to make bisexuality an issue in solving a crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Frez-Albrecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017975/bk_acx0_017975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dean Mathews leads a normal, if boring life. His career, his home, his social life, none of it is really what he wanted for himself, but it´s the life he has nonetheless. A small coincidence brings him the opportunity to take ownership of his grandfather´s old farm, to bring the place under his wing and careful hand. This choice will lead him from his old life to face a host of new challenges, most of which he expected. The unforeseen comes in the form of Mikael Reed, a simple carpenter - with a few secrets. The friendship that forms between them becomes more, and eventually Mikael´s secrets, and the echoes of family legends come to bear, altering Dean´s once stale life, forever. In this paranormal gay romance novel, you will be intrigued by the mysteries behind families, the secrets they keep, and what happens behind closed doors. Sometimes it´s hot and sometimes it´s sinister - what more can you ask for? Dean gets to do a little digging and shed some light on the things that kept his family up and go bump in the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nic Lazar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095478/bk_acx0_095478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 1 of the Derek Mason Mysteries: Fingering the Family Jewels Derek Mason arrives in Charlotte, North Carolina for the funeral of his Aunt Walterene. He encounters the family who sent him away because he revealed he was gay. His mother and Uncle Vernon want him out of town because of Vernon´s senate campaign. His sister and Aunt Ruby urge him to stay. His cousin Mark denies their past relationship. Derek uncovers mysteries in the death of a family gardener, possibly at the hands of a young Vernon. Secrets and lies unravel as Derek digs into the family history with the help of hunky reporter Daniel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Babinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003956/bk_acx0_003956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s it like to be both blind and gay? How does romance work for those who, despite this double disorientation from the mainstream, are certain of their sexual identity? To find out, Michael Lowenthal signs up for the Rainbow Bear Valentine´s Cruise and joins a group of blind gay men, along with their human and canine companions, for a weeklong Mexican sail on the Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas. The result is an absorbing travelogue - by turns playful and poignant - that gives Lowenthal the chance to reflect, not just on desire, disability, and the power of the visual, but also on the mysteries at the heart of all attraction: How do any of us sense what we might end up wanting? How do we truly know whom we love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028460/bk_adbl_028460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America´s most beloved writer, Lilian Jackson Braun, author of twenty-four Cat Who... mysteries is now the subject of a mystery herself. In this spoof by one of her most ardent admirers, her beheaded body has been discovered in the men´s room of a gay bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are baffled, and so it is up to Braun´s eccentric writer friend, James Q. (Qafka), and his Siamese cats Ying-Ton and Poon-Tang to solve the ghastly mystery. Q.´s quest leads him on a hilarious, ribald chase that´s a cross between a story by Lenny Bruce and Dashiell Hammett. Before it´s done we´ve encountered Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth, a sex-starved suburban housewife, a mysterious Hollywood diary, Britney Spears, an ancient secret society, and two gifted cats whose trail of urine and hairballs leads Q. and his spunky undergraduate assistant to finally unravel the riddle of The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arte Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000019/bk_pnix_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.