Death of a Pirate King [NOOK Book]

Overview

Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane.

But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD -- which may just drive Adrien's new ...
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Death of a Pirate King

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Overview

Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane.

But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD -- which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own.
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Editorial Reviews

Angus Devotee Blog Devotee
"Lanyon spins a tangled web of secrets and deceit, murder and betrayal, his web shimmering with suspense, danger and revelationsNot only has Lanyon topped his previous Adrien English mystery novels with Death of a Pirate King, but this release has also left the others in the dust."
Book Mom for
"It’s a roller coaster. That’s all there is to it. For me, because the emotions are so tangled and often explosive, the mystery actually suffers. I wasn’t surprised by the outcome – it felt telegraphed quite early, actually – and certain sections felt sketchy, like racing through something that had to be done in order to get to the good stuff. But the impact of the book for me rested with Adrien, not with the murder. He has come so far since the first book 
Curled Up With a Good Book
You will cry reading this book, especially if you are a long-held fan; you will puzzle at the mystery, you will get intensely angry at Adrien’s hurt and circumstances, and you will laugh as well. Lanyon’s gift for humor is well intact in this book, making you laugh out loud even if you felt heartbroken just seconds before, a testament to the author’s skill."
JesseWave Reviews for
The book is a tour de force of the entire series from several perspectives: The author's eloquence is more evident here than in either of the previous books as he paints pictures of the characters so drolly with a few succinct phrases that you can see them with your mind's eye. He also has a rare talent for using humour, even on the most solemn or dangerous occasion, and he had me doubled up with laughter. In DOAPK the passion between the two protags in certain scenes is so transparent and movin
Literary Nymphs for
Death of a Pirate King is an extraordinary suspense that will hold you spellbound from page one to the end; I could not stop reading until I discovered who murdered Porter Jones. Josh Lanyon continues the story of Adrien and Jake by producing a brilliant plot that is well paced, gripping and emotional.This is an incredible story and currently my favorite of the series. "

A Golden Blush Recommended Read
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013212930
  • Publisher: Just Joshin
  • Publication date: 11/9/2011
  • Series: The Adrien English Mysteries , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 104,565
  • File size: 780 KB

Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.
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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    I just finished reading through the whole Adrien English mysteri

    I just finished reading through the whole Adrien English mysteries and I have to say that this one was my favorite of the five. I really liked the mystery and the ending was just magnificent. I also love who things are never easy for Adrien and that things don't simply just work out. It gives the book a realistic edge. Love it!

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Once again!

    Josh has once again hit another home run. Just keep them coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    A GREAT Read

    Death of a Pirate King is the fourth in the Adrien English Mysteries series by the wonderfully talented Josh Lanyon. Adrien once again is confronted by death when a person with whom he was talking at a party suddenly keels over into his plate. And whom should come to investigate but homicide detective and former-boyfriend-turned-current-buttwipe Lieutenant Jake Riordan. Adrien becomes one of the primary suspects when autopsy reveals that the cause of death is overdose of a heart medication mixed in a drink. A medication that Adrien takes in a drink that Adrien served the hapless man. Coincidence? Apparently cynical Lt. Riordan thinks not. Sweet and snarky Adrien is caught up in another adventure of murder and intrigue, complicated by narcissistic actors, exasperating family members, and a super sexy ex-boyfriend who revs Adrien's engines like no other. Too bad he already has a new lover. A highly recommended read for any fan of murder mysteries. *Note: Although DOPK could be read as a stand alone, some areas are very nuanced, and would be better understood if the previous three books were read first.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    Loved it.

    Loved it.

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