The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

by Josh Lanyon

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013820357
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 12/12/2011
Series: Perry Foster Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 213
Sales rank: 41,493
File size: 683 KB

About 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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Ghost Wore Yellow Socks 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
TheMadButterfly More than 1 year ago
When it comes to Josh Lanyon he never lets you down with his books. I have read and loved everything he has published and am excited for future works of his. I've noticed a lot of people may just know him from his well-known Adrien English Series and won't give his other novels a chance. And what a mistake that is. He brings to life great stories with topnotch characters and you will be just drawn in right from the get-go. I have been really excited for The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks ever since I read the preview for it. And now that I have read it its become one of my new favorites. Its a great read, so give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book was a fun, great read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Written very well, amazing characters, beautifully developed.
MsLasha on LibraryThing 10 months ago
In "The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks," Josh Lanyon does it again, he combines murder, mystery and romance all in the same book! So far of all Lanyon's book, this is the one I have enjoyed most (although "Dangerous Ground" is a close second). The story starts as Perry, a struggling artist comes home from a vacation to find a dead body in his bathtub. Running downstairs to tell the landlady and his fellow neighbors, one a very sexy ex-Navy SEAL named Nick, he has an asthma attack. But by the time the cops arrive, the body has disappeared. The next 150 pages are excellent as Lanyon moves all the players around like a good game of Clue while attempting to throw the reader off the trail of who the killer is. However, the best part of the book was the romance of Nick and Perry. While I would have enjoyed a little more sexytimes between the two, the romance angle worked just fine for me too. Nick is coming out of a bad divorce and is reluctant to get involved with the inexperienced Perry, whose flaws and quirks are a great part of his charm, but the two cannot resist each other. While I might have figured out the killer half way through the book, I still enjoyed the romance of the story. Pick up this title, you won't regret it!
silversurfer on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The title is misleading. I thought it was going to be a ghost story, turns out, just a juicy murder mystery by one of my favorite authors. Perry comes home early from a trip to find a dead man in his bathtub. It wasn't enough that his boyfriend dumped him, but now a corpse is complicating things even further. Perry lives in a spooky, old rooming house filled with colorful characters. It's an 'Old Dark house' tale, complete with a hunky ex-NAVY SEAL coming to Perry's rescue. Will a romance ensue? Will Perry solve the mystery? Will he ever break his 'FRUIT LOOPS' obsession? It's alot of light hearted fun, a sexy romp, with thrills thrown in for good measure. A quick read. It is very frustrating to find that many of this author's title's are only available thru Kindle. Drat that little mechanical box!!
amf0001 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Set in Vermont in a weird old boarding house, Perry returns early from the worst weekend ever to find a dead man in his bath tub. He rushes out and bumps into Nick - tall, dark and hostile, ex SEAL. And the journey commences. A lot of time is spent on the mystery and the history of the house, but the book sparked for me with the interactions between Nick and Perry. I enjoyed this book. I wasn't as enamored with it as I was with the PsyCop series, but it had a sweetness to it that I didn¿t expect, and was happy spending time with it.
jshillingford on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Hmmm. I'm still not sure about this one. Something went wrong for me. I purchased it because I really loved Lanyon's Adrien English mysteries. And the title was quirky. The opening pages were great. Perry comes home to find a dead body in his tub and when he finally convinces someone to check it out, the body has vanished! Yet from there the story quickly started to drag. More than half the book is background on who's who, how long they've been there and their peculiarities. Normally, I don't mind this type of set-up. I want to know the people I'm going to be spending a few hours with. Only, I couldn't connect with the main characters, Perry and Nick. Adrien English felt real, these two never did. And progress on the mystery happened sporadically and slowly. The book did pick up somewhat when the second body is discovered, and many of the tenants begin acting strangely (strange being a relative term with this bunch!) There is some humor in the book with our house full of eccentric boarders, almost like a game of Clue. It has the aspect of a locked room mystery, only I quickly figured out the culprit (Colonel Mustard :-) Everyone in the boarding house gets some introduction, or takes part in conversation or scenes with our protagonists - except one person. And that person stood out like a sore thumb. Our "sleuth" Perry spent too much time moping over a breakup, and it isn't until the very end that they start "investigating." Since Lanyon often imbues his work with a romantic subtext (erotically enhanced!!), I was expecting the same here. I was disappointed. I think this tried to be a romance, with a mystery subtext and Lanyon's talents are better in the reverse. Though the author lays a foundation for an attraction between Perry and Nick, two thirds of the novel go nowhere with it. I felt like I was floundering in the water. There is sex in the end but it's not graphic. It is tasteful and appropriate to the context. Also, the sex is quickly followed on by the climax (pun intended) of the mystery. The story wraps up very quickly with all the threads neatly tied - except who gets to the loot. Despite these flaws, I kept reading because Lanyon is a very good writer and I did want to know the how and why. The atmosphere of the story, and the creepy old house is excellent. Other have obviously enjoyed it, but for me, this just wasn't his best effort.
MsTeriousDM More than 1 year ago
Charming characters, intriguing mystery, vivid setting. I especially loved the way this multiple award-winning author takes a little extra his time with descriptions, reminding me that trimming every last syllable doesn’t always read best. Relax, he seems to say. Just tell the story, and that he does exceptionally well.
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