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  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press (Oct. 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573443298
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573443296
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charles Thompson on May 13 2014
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Very cleaver ...Interesting twists....Lots of sex ....You really don't know what to believe until the end...It really held my attention ...I will order more of his books
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Secret Tunnel Nov. 8 2009
By Page Turner - Published on
Format: Paperback
You can't help but feel that Agatha Christie would love to be seated next to James Lear on a long train trip, through scenic mountains and dark tunnels, with hours to observe and gossip and draw conclusions together. As a huge Agatha Christie fan, I loved how James tips his hat to Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, before jamming it full of horny men, bawdy sex and a devil may care attitude--and with a mystery thrown in to boot! James writes so swiftly, so wittily, I can't help but grin with pleasure!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I Wish I Lived in James Lear's Mind July 26 2010
By Aryael de Kaprii - Published on
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James Lear's writing is very masculine as his homosexual characters are not all stereotypical queens or femmes. His men are very much men -lacking all delicacy and genteel innocence found in many gaymale characters of other works of gay erotic fiction. The Secret Tunnel is James Lear's 5th novel and sequal to "The Back Passage". In this brilliant, exiciting and sexually stimulating rollercoaster ride murder mystery we are reintroduced to Edward "Mitch" Mitchell, an American living in the United Kingdom as a Doctor in training. On his way to visit is best friend and once lover "Boy" Morgan, Dr Mitchell is caught between a cock and a hard case. Not a detective but always wanted to be, Mitchell is on the trail of a murderer. Along this path of investigation he runs into a hungry bottom Belgian, a randy Scottish sergeant and his kilt wearing soliders, sexual psychopaths and secret lovers both on stage and in the royal family and a sex club. Mitchell will do anything to get at (and into) the bottom of his investigation, even if it means performing in a gay porn flim. This book is not only erotic and titilating, it is well written, suspencful and facinating from cover to cover (especially the guy on the cover). Lear does not candy coat his prose with purple metaphors and similes -he tells it right out. You know what his character's want in detail no euphemisms. From sexual postions to bathroom behavior,orgies to anal morris code, Lear is creative, honest, bold and very male in his layout. What I admire most about Lear's work is that it is unapologetic and it does not try to explain why these men are so aroused by other men. It is what it is, take it or leave it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great book Sept. 12 2009
By PTR - Published on
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This, like all of Lear's books I've read, is a fun, entertaining read. Easy to read in a day or two. Just sheer enjoyment.
Fun! Sept. 29 2014
By Justme - Published on
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The best way to explain The Secret Tunnel:

Take a detective novel of Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express, replace the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot with the American amateur sleuth Edward Mitchell who lives and works as a medical doctor in Edinburgh, add a lot of SEX SCENES, make ALL men who perform here gay or at least bisexual (those are in the minority), season everything generously with fun and delicious dialogues and you have it.

Or just imagine a literature professor devoting his spare time to writing sophisticated porn. I don't mean Mitch, I'm talking about James Lear.
Mitch spends his leisure time don't want to give something away.
The Secret Tunnel is a book about how Mitch is spending his free time. (Have a look at the cover!)

And let us name it historical because we are talking about the 20s of the last century!

Have fun! I had!
LOVED it! Aug. 27 2013
By <3Books! - Published on
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I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie, and I have to say, I wasn't sure how I would feel about The Secret Tunnel given some of the other reviews. BUT James Lear quickly won me over with his beautiful prose, well-paced plot, and endearing (is that the right word?) characters. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's definitely mine! Definitely recommend!