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Los Angeles bookseller and aspiring mystery author Adrien English opens his front door to murder one sunny morning. His old high school buddy (and employee) has been found stabbed to death in a back alley following a loud and very public argument with Adrien the previous evening.
Naturally the cops want to ask Adrien a few questions; they are none too impressed with his answers, and when a few hours later someone breaks into Adrien's shop and ransacks it, the law is inclined to think Adrien is trying to divert suspicion from himself.
Adrien knows better. Adrien knows he is next on the killer's list. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Adrien English is attractive, successful and gay. But life changes for Adrien when his boyhood friend is murdered and Adrien becomes the cops' prime suspect. Soon Adrien realizes jail may be the least of his problems. First someone ransacks his shop, then the phone calls begin: "Adrien, I'm going to kill you..."
I hope you enjoy FATAL SHADOWS, and I welcome your comments at JoshLanyon@aol.com. I'm currently working on DANGEROUS TO KNOW, the next book in the series. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This is the first of a promising new series. The protagonist is a bit of a smart alec bookish book store owner with a heart problem. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by JP Colter
The book is a reasonably entertaining quick read, at best.
The typos went from mildly annoying to incredibly frustrating as the novel progressed - at two points it seems that... Read more
Enjoyable read. Its refreshing to have a gay detective (sort of) I will read his other book as well. Just wish it was a bit longer. Read it in a few hours. Fun though.Published on July 8 2003 by RICHARD D. WILLIAMS
I liked this book quite a bit. It was fast read (1 day), but kept my interest. I usually read the last chapter, either because a book is going on & on and I'm bored... Read morePublished on March 30 2003 by Katie
Just finished Fatal Shadows - staying up late to find out the ending. I highly recommend this book to fans of gay mysteries. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by RMS Bear
This is a well crafted and suspenseful thriller though a trifle short. I finished it in one sitting. I just could not put it down. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2002 by Niki
I was up untill 3:30 in the morning reading this book. That's always a good sign. It is fast faced and interesting. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2002 by Allen Loibner-Waitkus
This is a hugely entertaining first book in a proposed new mystery series set in L.A. The mystery
surrounding the brutal murder of a young gay man is deftly and cleanly... Read more
I really like this book and have been waiting (im)patiently for the next one. Although it is very short, and doesn't have a lot of literary "filler", I never got lost. Read morePublished on March 2 2002