Murder at Pride Lodge: A Kyle Callahan Mystery

Murder at Pride Lodge: A Kyle Callahan Mystery

by Mark McNease


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Who killed Teddy the handyman - if anyone killed him at all? Was it Sid, one of the new owners of Pride Lodge whose past gets darker the closer you look? Was it the woman whose name was once Emily, when she witnessed the murder of her parents in a burglary gone bad, and who has waited thirty years for vengeance? Was it young Happy Corcoran, promoted to bartender only to vanish three days before Teddy was found dead at the bottom of the empty pool? Find out soon . . . as Kyle Callahan refuses to believe it was an accident, doggedly pursues the truth in his friend's death and does his best not to join him.

'Murder at Pride Lodge' is the first in the Kyle Callahan Mystery series. Kyle and his partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade. At the Lodge we meet a rich cast of characters, many of whom return in Book II, 'Pride and Perilous,' that finds them back in the familiarity of New York City. Murder has never been this much fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478220190
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

I'll break habit here and write in the first person, since you can read my "Mark McNease has been writing since childhood" bio in several other places. But it's true: I first put pen to paper telling stories about a large stuffed toy dog I had coming to life. I could not have been more than eight years old. By the time I was in junior high (now called 'middle school') I was pouring my soul out in poetry, heavily influenced by the suicide poets, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, and a handful of less death-obsessed but still confessional wordsmiths.

Writing is the one thing I have done consistently all my life, whether it was being expressed in short fiction, long fiction, poetry, prose, plays, or children's television scripts. It is the one thing I have always felt compelled to do. After winning an Emmy in 2001 for Outstanding Children's Program in the Chicago/Milwaukee market, I realized I had been chasing validation for many years, and that now I had it I could let that go and return to writing fiction for love and occasional profit. And here we are.

I launched a website for LGBT people over 50: I edit that site, maintain it, and generally exhaust myself just keeping it up. It is my only other labor of love in the writing department, and one I see myself continuing for some time to come. All of my fiction-writing energy is now being poured into the Kyle Callahan Mysteries (, and is proving to be a writing paradise I've looked for all my life, filled with people I made up and murders I'm able to commit without hurting anyone.

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Murder at Pride Lodge: A Kyle Callahan Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters in Mark McNease's book are engaging as is the fun mystery. The author really knows his audience, and I love that his main characters are older gay men in a committed and realistic relationship. This is the first Kyle Callahan mystery, and I have to say Kyle is a strong anchor for many more adventures in this series. 
Tangen More than 1 year ago
There are happily settled couples, colorful resort staff, a sad revenge assassin, a diligent homicide detective, enough plot twists to keep me happy, well done suspense, and no kind of gratuitous erotica. The publisher's blurb gives the barest of clues, and for once I'm doing a spoiler by raising the suspicion that one of the murders is unsolved. But don't tell Callahan.