This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic

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by Josh Lanyon
     
 
Wealthy playboy Brett Sheridan thinks he knows the score when he hires tough guy private eye Neil Patrick Rafferty to find a priceless stolen folio of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Brett's convinced his partner-in-crime sister is behind the theft -- a theft that's liable to bring more scandal to their eccentric family, and cost Brett his marriage to society

Overview

Wealthy playboy Brett Sheridan thinks he knows the score when he hires tough guy private eye Neil Patrick Rafferty to find a priceless stolen folio of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Brett's convinced his partner-in-crime sister is behind the theft -- a theft that's liable to bring more scandal to their eccentric family, and cost Brett his marriage to society heiress Juliet Lennox. What Brett doesn't count on is the instant and powerful attraction that flares between him and Rafferty.

Once before, Brett tok a chance on loving a man, only to find himself betrayed and broken. This time around there's too much at risk.

But as the Bard himself would say, "Journeys end in lovers meeting."


(This 46K short novel was previously published by Loose Id Publishing)

Editorial Reviews

Joyfully Reviewed - Joyfully Recomended Read
Aside from its original and well thought-out storyline, what stands out about This Rough Magic is the excellent characterization, especially Brett's. The suffocating weight of his responsibilities for a family that doesn't deserve his sacrifices, and the tangible desire he feels for Rafferty are depicted with clarity and emotion. Rafferty and Brett's surprising moment in the alley is erotic without being explicit and poignant without a word spoken between them. Brett's despondence nearly destroy
Speak its Name
The story begins in the most traditional way possible for a tale about a private dick [am I allowed to say that on SiN?] with a first page from Neil's point of view that could have come from Chandler or Hammett, except it has the delicious substitution of a homme fatale instead of the more usual female love interest. But the story is not solely a romance. There's a good plot on several levels, an excellent cast of supporting characters and several BIG surprises. pace.
Night Owl Reviews
"This Rough Magic was a wonderful story and of a type to be expected from the electronic pen of Josh Lanyon. The story was - for me - a delightful read and peek into the San Francisco of the mid-20th century, and shows why I am a fan of Mr. Lanyon's works. It is a mystery that is filled with a bit of suspense, a missing folio, a bit of surprising news for one of the characters, and sprinkled with a small dash of 'mad caper.' "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016504544
Publisher:
Just Joshin
Publication date:
04/14/2013
Series:
Shot in the Dark , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
461,115
File size:
452 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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Smart and sophisticated historical caper.