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Dopo un disastroso weekend romantico, il timido pittore ventenne Perry Foster scopre che le cose possono sempre andar peggio quando, di ritorno da San Francisco, trova il cadavere di un uomo nella sua vasca da bagno. Un cadavere con addosso un giubbotto sportivo alquanto brutto… e dei calzini abbinati. Perry non ha idea di chi sia il defunto, ma la cosa non gli è di gran cDopo un disastroso weekend romantico, il timido pittore ventenne Perry Foster scopre che le cose possono sempre andar peggio quando, di ritorno da San Francisco, trova il cadavere di un uomo nella sua vasca da bagno. Un cadavere con addosso un giubbotto sportivo alquanto brutto… e dei calzini abbinati. Perry non ha idea di chi sia il defunto, ma la cosa non gli è di gran conforto. Come ha fatto un uomo morto mai visto prima a finire nel suo appartamento chiuso a chiave presso l’isolato Alston Estate, nelle selvagge profondità del Vermont? Perry chiederà aiuto all’alto, ombroso e ostile ex Navy SEAL Nick Reno… Ma Reno è davvero ciò che sembra?...

Title : Il fantasma dai calzini gialli
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ISBN : 9788898426348
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Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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Il fantasma dai calzini gialli Reviews

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-04-07 04:41

    A spooky house+A ghost/dead body+Yellow socks+Two guys solving the mystery=Awesome book with awesome writing and awesome mystery!The writing... I really loved it, especially the mystery part because this guy can WRITE!It's witty and clever, funny and so intriguing, I couldn't wait to find out who the bad guy is :)The romance part... Hmm it is the reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars :(The chemistry is GREAT between them, really is, and that part I liked, but then when they hooked up... For one it was so sudden, I was like this:I guess I didn't expect it and for some reason it felt awkward to me :((Honestly I'd like it better if it was only with the chemistry :DI guess I am weird :DDOverall... I totally enjoyed this one, I couldn't put it down for a second and I am definitely recommending it to every mystery fan out there :)

  • Ingela
    2019-04-10 23:29

    Written February 10, 20153.8 Stars - A wittily well made romantic mystery taleI just finished an 6:40 hrs audiobook pleasantly narrated by Max Miller and written by a favorite author, Josh Lanyon.A "whodunit" mystery, an old (ghost) house and a bunch of strange neighbors. I liked it. As an old-time classic murder mystery with a cozy small added part of romance. ***********************************************When Perry Foster is back from a from a sad romantic weekend, is there a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in yellow socks. How did a corpse end up in Perry's locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Who is the dead man?A competent rescue, and maybe more, is the neighbor Nick Reno. A very handsome but not that friendly former navy SEAL. This murder-mystery thickens when the dead body from the bathtub disappears unexpectedly. More or less all of Perry's strange neighbors feels like suspicious weirdos. Or perhaps not at all suspected old folks!?! ~ Is there a ghost in the house? After a few days is it all becoming increasingly complicated. Even up there in Nick's cozy rooms, where Perry spends more and more time. ~ More deaths and more intense and sweet emotions for evey day that passes.‘Perry tasted like hot chocolate and something warm and young and male. It was unexpectedly erotic. He responded sweetly, opening right up, and Nick’s heart turned over in his chest.’**********************************************Thanks for this excellent audiobook entertainment. Mr. Lanyon delivers as always. - Yet another two lovely characters to remember. I LIKE - creepy haunted house feelings sometimes*****A very short epilogue coda:

  • Alice
    2019-04-12 01:44

    3.5 “...not right in the head.” stars.Foster gulped out more vehemently, “There’s a dead man in my bathtub!”Dead silence. Another burst of televised laughter. Someone tittered nervously.Perry Foster comes home early from his holiday and finds a dead body in his bathtub, wearing yellow - goldenrod - coloured socks. He freaks out and finds a mysterious figure entering the lobby...Nick can't wait to leave Vermont, applying for a private investigating job. But when a dead body is found in Perry's bathtub, he finds it hard to leave the mystery... and more importantly, Perry.The narrator used different tones, so it was fairly easy to tell whether one of the MCs were talking or the side characters. Although the two MC POVs were hard to distinguish between each other. This is because almost the same tone was used for each.The crime is committed fairly early on in the story, and we also meet Nick very near the beginning too...Nick looked about thirty. He had smooth olive skin and short, dark hair. And those navy blue eyes. He was very good-looking in a stern no trespassing way. About the same height as Perry, but built for action. Key word: muscles. And when Perry and Nick finally got together it was cute- although I'm not sure what secret it was that Nick had... maybe that he's gay? But that's kinda a given. Isn't it?I wasn't actually expecting a murder mystery, I thought there was going to be a paranormal aspect and was really excited when this happened“Ghosts! I’ve heard that from him too. I think he gets it from David. Mr. Center. You know he -- Mr. Center -- claims he only moved here because the place is haunted.”(I should start reading the blurbs, to find out whether they are paranormal, mystery, romance etc, but they always contain spoilers! It's easier to go off of recommendations and average rating from friends, and just hope for the best.)It was surprisingly funny also, which I wasn't expecting because I thought it would just be about the case. There aren't too many secondary characters, and the ones that are there are incredibly interesting...“I’ll split the cost with you,” Jane jumped in. “We’ll make it a threesome.” She gave Nick a sly smile.The mystery was also quite interesting, but what happened to the jewels? There weren't too many characters overall (cops, other residents etc) to keep track of, although I did forget the odd one.There were only four things that I felt were wrong with the story, where the chapters seem to skip quickly from one point to another with no clear ending.Another is that the person they were looking for was really obvious, and could have only been them from Nick's description that they had to be (view spoiler)[fit and strong(hide spoiler)] , and when Perry has a run in with the assailant he says that they are (view spoiler)[meaty, fat, pudgy(hide spoiler)] and who could that be, really?My third dislike is that there wasn't much romance, it happened near the end and didn't last long, maybe 20 minutes.And another, a small one... there were no intense kissing scenes, and they're my favourite!It was written well and was interesting if not predictable. And may convince me to seek out more murder mysteries...["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Susan
    2019-04-15 06:30

    I wanted to love this book...It is, Josh Lanyon, after all. And the reviews have been so glowing and I’ve kinda been saving it for a day when I needed a good read.Unfortunately, it only just sorta-kinda worked for me. I did love Perry Foster, the sweet, asthmatic, but strong-willed young MC. He is one of those endearing characters that you want to hug and take care of and just…to be happy.The problem is…the rest of the book.For the first 2/3 of the book Nick Reno, former Navy SEAL, grouchy, bristly even, and Perry’s eventual love interest, was such a jerk. And portrayed as a homophobe of sorts. And really difficult to warm to.And then there was the mystery plot that was kind of all over the place.And then there were the inconsistencies of the story (especially Nick…and his sudden “yup, I’m gay” reveal).And then the fact that by the end, I really didn’t care…even though I got my HEA of sorts…because it didn’t all fit.And so it goes…decent enough read...not my favorite but entertaining nonetheless.

  • Emanuela ~plastic duck~
    2019-04-07 00:43

    This is the cutest story I've ever read. This book has a real cinematic quality, for me reading it was like being in a theater and watching the movie.At the beginning of the story we meet Perry at his worst: he's coming back from an unfortunate romantic trip, he's exhausted and the discovery of the corpse in his tub brings him an asthma attack. Enters Nick, the ex Navy Seal, who just can't help remarking how delicate and helpless (and queer) Perry is. Exits the corpse. Was it Perry's imagination? Was it a ghost? Nick seems the only one who wants to believe that what Perry saw was real.I couldn't help wondering how the author would bring Nick and Perry together, but it's done by grades and it's extremely exciting: it begins with Nick noticing Perry's Bambi look and it progresses to Nick noticing Perry's tight ass. For the reader it's incredibly entertaining.Perry and Nick seem to live in a nut-house and everybody looks guilty or like they're hiding something. There is always something happening and although the mystery is light, you feel involved in what's happening and the ties of it to the past.Perry is a damsel-in-distress, but he's not really helpless. He is sunny, cheerful, respectful, a good boy, but above all he's a bit unlucky. It's easy to understand how Nick ends being attracted to him. He treats Perry as if he was a little kid, but he can't help admiring his art, his courage and the fact that life seems to try to knock him out but he always stands back up.I'd recommend this book to everyone, it's impossible to put it down. Nick and Perry are both great characters, but Perry is really irresistible!

  • Sofia
    2019-03-28 01:47

    Well Lanyon is a Lanyon, is a Lanyon, nothing more to say on that score.This was an easy flowing read. I wish that such easy was not so difficult to come across. I liked the 'old haunted manor' atmosphere pervading the whole book, almost expected Scooby Doo and Shaggy to pop out of the rain.Loved the reluctant, cynical Nick, his observations were stringent, to the point and often cutting. He seemed to be always so sure in his opinions and the path he was going to follow. It warmed my heart to see this challenged time and again. And Perry, seemingly so fragile but I saw strength there. We can't be strong in everything we do, most of the time we are a mixture strength and weakness and these characters showed this well.I think this is going to turn out to be one of my favorite Lanyon's

  • Deeze
    2019-04-21 00:36

    I really enjoyed this book. The focus of this story is the mystery, and there is plenty of that going on. As well as the main mystery there are a few side ones going on too. The cast is a rag tag of people all with there own little secrets.Perry is a wonderful character. He is both sweet and innocent, yet strong and sure of himself.Nick is strong and gruff, with a heart that’s soft as butter, but he hides it so well lol. This is a very slow romance. Our hero’s don’t really get together until much later in the book, although the spark of attraction is there from the beginning. There is also minimal sex on page, ( a plus for me lol). But the build up between Perry and Nick, mixed in with the excitement of the mystery worked very well for me.I did at times feel like I was reading a story set back in time. The apartments setting felt more like an old fashioned boarding house, and Perry could easily of fit in that time period. Nick on the other hand is a purely modern man lol. A great book for those that looking for a story that happens to have gay leads, rather than a gay couple that has a slight story lol. ETAStill as enjoyable as the first time around. I only wish the sequel was out already, I need more of Nick and Perry

  • Lena♥Ribka
    2019-04-04 02:55

    3, 5 starsI feel a relief and great happiness when I look at my Josh Lanyon's to-read list! I am not at the end of it, thanks God! Still I have to use these precious resources very sparingly. And not to forget, I can always start to re-read his books. His prose is like a glass of fine wine in a nice company after a long work day. Always good, sometimes excellent, sometimes pleasant, sometimes WOW, but ALWAYS good, always a RECOMMENDED READ. I like his writing and I knew that I'm not alone here.The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks is an entertaining mystery in Josh Lanyon's style. With some surprisingly new nuances. It has a very charming humour and lightness that I didn't meet all too often by him.What do we have here?* Nick Reno - a strong, very male character, former navy SEAL. * Perry Foster - a delicate sensitive amateur painter. * The unknown corpse in a bathtub that disappeared without a trace.* The odd residents of the isolated Alton Estate full of old mysterious secrets.* The ghost that wore yellow socks. But was there a ghost at all?(view spoiler)[* And of course HEA!!! (hide spoiler)] Well, I hope I could arouse your curiosity!If you wonder, why I did not give a full stars rating - there were some issues like(view spoiler)[* Perry. He is 23 years old. I understand, Perry is supposed to play a twink role, but I expected more mature behaviour from a guy of this age. I couldn't also imagine that the only relationship in his life was an internet friendship that ended before it really started.*I didn't feel that the relationship between Nick and Perry were already so far for a magical L-word. They slept in tital-how many?-2 times with each other, and they couldn't suddenly live without each other? I understand the sense of HEA here, I understand that if I want it, I had to accept this ending, and my heart does but my brain doesn't.(hide spoiler)]A thrilling mystery with a right dose of a sweet romance.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Martin
    2019-04-01 23:35

    Another Lanyon to make my weekend perfect!This book has everything I expect from a m/m mystery book:A haunted mansion constantly surrounded by thunderstorms…A dark and scary November wood called ‘Witch Hollow’…A beautiful whodunnit plot worthy of an Agatha Christie classic…And two insanely charismatic and likeable MCs…Perry is a 23 year old painter who just returns to his apartment in Alston Mansion after a hopefully romantic trip to San Francisco goes sadly wrong and Perry finds himself alone in the dark mansion once more. Entering his drafty apartment, he switches on the lights in the bathroom and finds… a dead body in his bathtub. Blinking several times, he switches the light off and on again. The body is still there. It’s no dream. Panicking, he runs out of his apartment and down the stairs of the mansion, alerting the other inhabitants in the house with his commotion. Feeling an asthma attack coming on, he stumbles into a hooded figure that just enters the front door and freezes. It’s just his neighbor Nick.Nick, the 33 year old ex-Navy SEAL is trying to get his life back on track after his divorce and an unexpected period of unemployment and a string of job interviews gone wrong. The fragile kid trembling and wheezing in his arms is the last thing he needs right now. The kid says something about a dead body lying in his apartment, so the least Nick can do is check out the guy’s apartment. When he enters the bathroom, the bathtub is empty – just as it should be. Is the kid totally nuts or what?Still there’s something off, which sparks his curiosity. Nick hates being responsible for the young guy, but seeing as he is scared of staying by himself in his apartment, he lets him stay at his apartment in the old house until things get resolved.Little does he know that this was just the prelude to a series of dead bodies appearing (and disappearing) in the scary mansion. Can it be true what the weird neighbor and self-proclaimed clairvoyant Mr Center says: It’s a ghost haunting these very walls.Nick is not convinced and follows Perry on a journey to uncover the dark secrets of the remote mansion and the people living there – a journey that might or might not soften his heart enough to let the sensitive painter become dearer to him than he wants to admit.5 stars and on my list of favorites. A true Lanyon masterpiece!

  • Trio
    2019-04-10 00:43

    I couldn't resists a re-read (or in my case, I re-listen to) in anticipation of The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out!Truly, one of my favorite JL stand-alones yet. I loved the main characters and the way their romance went was just perfection. Great mystery with a really fun group of secondary characters.As far as the audio version went - 3 stars for the narrator, Max Miller, his narration was way too slow so I went up to 1.25 on the speed which helped a bit. The variety in his characters was good, but just too flat over-all.

  • Natasha
    2019-04-05 01:51

    4.5 stars of awesome Lanyon verbiage. Delicious. I eat this shit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes even snacks. And it's low in carbs and high in sugar. Yum yum. Part of your well balanced diet.What am I even talking about?How am I allowed to write reviews?This book was awesome and I really loved it. Love me some ex-SEAL and some cutie Bambi twink. Lie-kit.

  • Nina
    2019-04-17 02:29

    Josh Lanyon is going down.No, wait, that sounds bad.In my eyes. He's going down in my eyes. Because I used to think he was a literary demigod descended upon the world of M/M to make it a brighter place, but nah.This is not a bad book, don't get me wrong. I was my first JL, and there are reasons why I loved it.Like the fact that the MC is an adorable fluffnugget. Okay, he's a little clingy, he's a little dramatic, and he has a natural inclination towards hero worship, but we're all flawed.Oh, and the love interest, the hot SEAL. Who is hot. And an ex-SEAL. And astonishingly disrespectful towards mentally frail little old ladies, and quite judgmental of slim young painters, but as I said: we're all flawed.Wait, why did I love it?The mystery is uninspiring, the dialogue is stilted, and the secondary characters are colourful but barely sketched.And tbh I don't feel like wasting my time on a more in-depth review, because here's the thing: I read it once, when I was young and inexperienced, and I loved it; I read it again - in a more worldly and traveled mindset, if you will - and I'm too emotionally attached to it to defile it properly. (Or give it the rating it deserves.)So yes, the discrepancies and repetitions and general need of tightening up disappointed me, but dang it, I'm not going to think about it, because it was a good thing for me years ago, and I want it to (sorta kinda maybe) stay that way.

  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    2019-04-08 00:42

    3.5 StarsOk - lets just say that this was classic Lanyon.It's got dead bodies and multiple possible whodunits.One main character is at the center of this mystery, while the other is of no surprise a PI in training.The romance isn't overt (is it ever?) but then it comes out of nowhere and packs a punch.In hindsight I needn't have worried. And I continue to fall for it every time - thinking I'll get a protracted ending - and then I don't. Obviously it has yet to stop me from reading more!

  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    2019-04-12 00:43

    That my friends is what we call a SLOW freaking worth it. Yes, I am a sucker for a ghost story, an old house and of course the geek and the strong. My love for Josh Lanyon just keeps growing. A great whodunnit and a sweet, slow...romance.

  • Richard
    2019-04-15 05:40

    Perry, Perry Perry! My favorite Josh Lanyon character. This had been my favorite Josh Lanyon book but I recenlty read The Parting Glass and it moved to #1.I still love you Perry!

  • Laura
    2019-04-08 03:55

    Some men charm with flowers, chocolates, and a smile, but Josh Lanyon knows the way to disarm, court, and steal my heart is with murder. Once again Mr. Lanyon’s words pulled me into a world filled with mystery, mayhem, romance, humor, and yes—dead bodies! :DThe Ghost Wore Yellow Socks has readers delving into a dead-man-in-the-bathtub old school mystery chock full of surprises, spooks, twists, turns, and Scooby Doo style chaos and fun. We are introduced to an apartment building of loonies, but the action revolves around young, Bambi-eyed, artist Perry Foster and ex-SEAL Nick Reno. As the mystery and dangers escalate, Nick and Perry realize every door, tenant, creak, and crack has a story to tell and secret to hide. A maze and puzzle that will keep readers guessing until the end. Can neighbors and newly minted sleuths, Perry and Nick crack the case of the disappearing dead man with the yellow socks? I would follow Nick and Perry anywhere! Their chemistry, humor, and b.b.b.b.building-ready-to-pop attraction captivated my head and heart from the start. Not only did they dazzle with adorableness and sexual tension, these guys worked perfectly together by listening and trusting each other and their instincts. I loved listening to them bounce theories and suspects off each other while trying to weed through the craziness with humor and intelligence. Having the right person beside you in murder, romance, and life can make all the difference in the world! Now back to that sweet, fun, and hot sexual tension…”Perry tasted like hot chocolate and something warm and young and male. It was unexpectedly erotic. He responded sweetly, opening right up, and Nick’s heart turned over in his chest.”But my favorite character could be the big, old, isolated, Vermont mansion that hosted all the fun. With power and personality, Lanyon creates locations and atmosphere so strong they become major parts and pieces to the puzzle and story—like the old school museum in Mummy Dearest or Adrien’s bookstore in the English Mysteries. I see and feel these places in my heart. Hell, I miss these places! Same can be said for the huge, aging, cobwebbed, lights flickering, drafty mansion that houses one zany cast of characters! The whole small town, covered bridges, out in the middle of nowhere Vermont charm added warmth and comfort one minute and chills and loneliness the next. Scenes and descriptions I could feel in my bones. The perfect setting for murder. By the way, Mr. Lanyon included one of my favorite places on earth—small, independent, one-screen movie houses with balconies and bargain prices make me so happy! The stories these screens and places could tell. Plus sitting, almost touching, and stealing glances in the dark over a tub of popcorn is one of my favorite ways to flirt. Pass the popcorn please! :DI had so much fun here! This story has it all—suspense, history, heists, bootleggers, romance, and all kinds of crazy! So come on in, see if you can solve the puzzle and survive a night in this mansion of mishaps, murder, mayhem, and ghosts! Btw…Once again this story seemed to come to life in my head in glorious black and white. Well with a splash of yellow. ;)Favorite Lanyon word in these pages: diddly

  • Jan
    2019-04-26 05:34

    Moss really wanted me to try this author, but somehow I ended up adding each book she reviewed to my tbr, and it was Michelle's review of this that convinced me to actually read a Josh Lanyon. That and how much I liked the sample. The opening chapter really shows off what was best about this book. Perry's cuteness and sense of humor while dealing with murder and mayhem, the creepiness of the house and the wackiness of the neighbors.Michelle raved about how cute Perry and Nick were, and they were. I really liked them both as a character, they were well-developed and nice people, and attraction between them built nicely. They just didn't make my heart flutter.Maybe too much time went to the murder mystery instead of the romance (which is one of the main reason I don't like romantic-suspense novels; there's never enough time to convincingly create a relationship.), and it probably didn't help that I guessed right who the culprit was. There was a lot of weirdness with the neighbors, and I feel Lanyon overdid that aspect of th story. I did love the atmosphere though. It had this delicious film-noir flavor to it, with the creepy house, the Prohibition, the old missing mob loot. I adored that, and it's really what kept the suspense plot interesting to me.So the suspense was ok, but that still didn't make me feel the romance. I could see and believe the attraction between them, but there was a certain amount of sizzle and feeling missing. Because that seemed to be missing, the happy ending felt a bit pasted on and unreal. Like there was a chapter missing.I want emotion in my romance damn it!So the end result of my fist Lanyon novel? Great, atmospheric writing and good character development. This particular story, cute, very cute, but could have been a bit more romance heavy.

  • Steelwhisper
    2019-04-08 03:36

    Re-read this, as I am fan-girling on Josh Lanyon currently, and this book was one of my very first m/m-romances--read as a paperback, no less. If you enter the fray on such a fare it is no wonder that the sights get set high.In hindsight I agree that Josh was still channelling a bit too much Chandler and not enough Lanyon with this, but I can't be bothered to give it any lesser rating. I might prefer the easy Lanyon prose of e.g. The Dark Farewell, but this one gets way over 5 stars already on it's so satisfying length alone. I appreciated Lanyon writing a twink here, showing how a fellow gay man, a "real man" gets more or less strung up by his own devices and prejudices, and as ever his believable and clever rendering of male emotions and kindling of love. Lanyon so easily straddles this which eludes so many other m/m authors that it is a pure pleasure to read.And as always: plot and mystery also are a pleasure to read, and I'm enough of a dofus that I most times, thus also here, don't guess the culprit in advance. A classical whodunnit with a fantastic opening.

  • JR
    2019-04-19 02:32

    My first Josh Lanyon book and it won't be the last. I love a good mystery and this one delivered in spades. I also adore grumpy, "I'm not going to do this, I'll never fall in love, not my type" lead characters. Nick Reno is that character and Perry Foster is the one he'll never fall for. Perry is a struggling artist, coming back from a disappointing vacation in which he hope to be with the love of his life. Nick is an ex S.E.A.L, who is hostility personified. What follows is a very tight, well written mystery. I could not figure out the culprit and that is quite a feat, as I can almost always figure who dunnit. Some lovely sex and a great ride. I give it a sock drawer full of stars.

  • Kati
    2019-04-23 03:41

    That was great, up there with Lanyon's "Adrien English Mysteries" and "Snowball in Hell". I love those closed-societies, who-dun-it mysteries. And this one was all that and more, with the old house and secret passages and peeping Toms and crazy old ladies... And I also loved Nick and Perry and the way they got together, that it was Perry who showed a real backbone in the end and didn't allow Nick to just walk away. Awesome!

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-03-30 01:54

    Omg, let me just say that I love Perry. He's so cute with his asthma and his bambi eyes that I want to kidnap him and if Nick wants to come find Perry, that's cool because I want Nick, too!! LolPerry comes home after his trip to San Fran was cut short only to find a dead man in his bathtub. Racing downstairs, he runs straight into Nick, his neighbor and ex-Navy SEAL. When Nick goes to check out Perry's apartment, there's no dead body but some odd evidence. The evidence, however, is gone when the cops arrive and from then on weird things start happening to Perry that makes him the prime suspect in another murder. The cops aren't taking Perry seriously, though, so Perry and Nick take it upon themselves to find the killer and in the process find some very interesting things, murder related and intimately related.Definitely a great book. The dynamic between Nick and Perry was very interesting. Nick's feelings for Perry but his reluctance to do anything with the younger man made me want to reach through my kindle screen and smack him a few times but he eventually comes to his senses. I had my suspicions on who the killer was from the beginning and I was right. Still, I couldn't put this book down and I hope someday there will be a sequel to Perry and Nick and whether or not their relationship strives a few months or years down the road. Two thumbs up!

  • Marte - Thunderella
    2019-04-11 23:47

    *** 3,5 stars ***Got to love another mystery by Josh Lanyon! I listened to the audio edition by Max Miller, and found it just okay. He did different voices for all the characters, I just didn't find them interesting. Nick's voice was a bit too monotone, and he had very little inflection (is that the term) when speaking. The narrator also narrated in a way that made words like "drip" sound like "dreep". I don't know how to explain it, and this is probably going to sound weird, but it sounded like his jaw was "loose", or "hanging" when he spoke. Just like with the word "dreep". He drew out words like that making them sound weird. He also made a "sh"-sound for some "s"-sounds, but I don't have any examples of that. So yeah, the narration wasn't the best I've heard. I probably should have switched to reading instead maybe? Great mystery, though. I do like Lanyon's opposites attracts main characters. I'm happy for Nick and Perry. :)

  • Breann
    2019-04-08 01:46

    Here it is, folks! My favorite Lanyon. I've read my fair share of Lanyon and this, by far, is my favorite.Honestly, if you're not listening to the audio of this you're doing yourself a disservice. Max's narration was dead on for every character. Every. Single. One. It made the experience feel like I was watching a movie play out in my head.And holy fuck, his version of Nick was hot.Nick. Nick is grumpy and standoffish and often rude. BUT HIS VOICE WAS SO FUCKING SEXY I DON'T EVEN CARE. Deep, grumbly and delicious.I loved everything about it, not only Nick. Perry was too adorable and I just wanna pinch his cute, twinky butt. Great side characters (as usual) and a fun mystery (as usual). I think I liked this one so much more than others because the romance was more the focus than the mystery. Nick and Perry together were just perfect.

  • Heather C
    2019-04-02 23:32

    How can I review perfection?!?!

  • The Flooze
    2019-04-10 23:53

    Oh. My. God. How freakin' cute are these two? Loved it!Coming off of a mediocre piece of UF, I needed fun, brisk, and engaging. Josh Lanyon knows how to deliver just that. Within just the first ten pages, he deftly gives us the lay of the land. A corpse with questionable fashion taste, an eerily quiet and isolated old mansion, and a host of eccentric residents add up to absolute mayhem. Amidst all the madness stand Perry Foster and Nick Reno--a level-headed and unexpectedly well-matched pair.Lanyon's writing offers the right touch of suspense, a great deal of wry humor, and fabulous characterisation for the two leads. I love the build-up between them. That hint of tension as they spend more time together, and the delicious anticipation of will they or won't they, heightened by the surge of homicidal suspense.Nick is a gruff ex-navy SEAL, a nice guy in spite of himself. Perry is a starving young artist, polite and gentle but with a strong-will.As different as Perry and Nick are, they are both intelligent and capable. It was refreshing to read about two characters who are evenly matched in terms of swiftly evaluating information--an aspect often lacking in tales of amatuer sleuths. Neither fall to clichés. Sure, Nick is gruff, cynical and a little stand-offish--but he's not so stubborn as to deny he feels responsible for Perry. Meanwhile, the young artist is sensitive and optimistic, but he's got a good head on his shoulders and can be very persistent when he needs to be. They seem like two halves of a whole; each man's personality brings out what's best in the other and they work well together.I kept pausing while reading this one--not because I wasn't engrossed in the story, but because I didn't want it to end. It's a perfect mystery that hits all the right notes and makes me eager to read anything Lanyon puts to paper.

  • Nerea
    2019-04-07 05:32

    Absolutely fantastic!Wonderful mystery and character development ♥ Perry just back from the airport after a horrible day , he flew to San Francisco to know Maurice, a (boy)friend who had meet online. But stupid Maurice dump him. So Perry is now at his apartment one week earlier!And FOUND a dead man in his bathtub! Shocked, he go downstairs to call the landford, but he can speak , and he started to have problems with his breathing caused by his asthma . Just in that moment Nick was entering into the hall. Nick was straight, ex navy Seal , 30 something and his not very friendly neighborhood.First, he doesn't want to intercede, but finally when all the neighborhoods are there very nervous Nick is the one to go up to Perrys apartment to check the body. Actually the NObody cause wasn´t anyone! but he sees some strange things. When the police arrive and check it , he's surprised to see that the things he had see were now missing too, so he's the only one that actually believe Perry.That´s when Perry and Nick start a beautiful and supportive friendship and start investigating the mystery of that body with yellow socks!

  • Meep
    2019-04-24 05:31

    An old rambling house, eccentric characters, a disappearing body and a slow romance - I'm happy.A good old-fashioned gothic-styled cosy, nodding to too many well loved authors to name.Our damsel in distress is the unfortunate Perry, having a bad day even before the corpse appears, with added asthma. Our hero ex-navy SEAL Nick, man of action. Perry shows his share of brains, argueably better suited to detecting than brawny Nick. The two get together fairly late into the story, there's a good balance between that and the plot.Whodunnit is predictable, but there's enough going on to keep it interesting. My kind of book. A tangle of motives, quirkyness, humour, comfort, sweetness, daring-do. Reminds me of all my old favourites.

  • Ami
    2019-04-12 00:53

    This time Josh Lanyon use 3rd person POV (and I was used to his 1st person POV in Adrien English' series) -- and it's a really good because I can read both of the main characters' feeling. The murder mystery is good, it has sort of Agatha Christie's feel to it. A body that disappears, a story of the "old days", with secret passages in the house. Interesting. And of course, the love story between Perry and Nick is beautiful. I can feel the chemistry and the emotion pouring from the pages.Funny, I used to be annoyed when I read heterosexual romance where the female is in her 20's and the male is in his 30's. But in this case, Perry and Nick are pretty cute.

  • Natalie
    2019-04-07 05:34

    This was one of the only Josh Lanyon books I hadn't yet read, and it turned out to be my favorite of them all. I loved the characters, the setting, the sweet slow-burn tension, the marvelously romantic ending. Wonderful in every way.

  • Katerina
    2019-04-15 02:33

    After hearing so much good about Josh Lanyon, that was my first book from her. I wanted to love it. But it was only okay for me. Not the very big love I had hoped for. I didn't want to read any more books from her in 2014.However, I must say that I have read the German translation. And over the last few years, I have noticed that a lot of things are lost in translations. Especially the style of a language. In German many sentences sound very awkward and clumsy. It's a fact.For this reason, I have been reading now the English originals for two years.And because I'm still convinced that Josh Lanyon is an excellent writer, I'll be reading Adrien English soon. Mr. English then in English <3 for sure.