The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery

The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery

by G. L. Carriger, Gail Carriger

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A species that has no word for murder has a murderer aboard their spaceship!New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you a light-hearted science fiction mystery featuring an adorable lavender alien and his human crush.ALIENTristol lives in exile. But he's built a life for himself aboard a massive space station. He's even begun to understand the complex nuances of human courting rituals. Detective Hastion is finally flirting back!MURDERExcept that Tristol's beloved adopted home is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi – a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a detective because there's a murderer aboard their spaceship. Murder is so rare, the galoi don't even have a word for it. Tristol knows this because he is galoi.ROMANCEWhich means that he and Detective Hastion are on the case… together."This is a fun, funny, sexy book, and I'm so happy it exists. It hits you in the feels, makes you laugh and cry, and makes you think about matters of family, kin, and the heart." ~ Bookriot Delicate Sensibilities? Contains men who love other men in graphic detail, regardless of gender, biology, or skin color... and lots of emotively sweet tentacle hair. Perfect for fans of Lesli Richardson, Becky Chambers, or Lyn Gala.Want more adorable awkward gay boys and hot sex cleverly disguising social commentary? Try Carriger's San Andreas Shifters series.

Also by G L Carriger

The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)

As Gail Carriger

The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)The Delightfully Deadly novellasThe Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)The Supernatural Society novellasThe Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)The Claw & Courtship novellasCrudrat

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156519361
Publication date: 05/18/2019
Series: Tinkered Stars
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,895
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

G.L. Carriger is also multiple NYT bestseller Gail Carriger. She has over a million books in print in dozens of different languages. She writes comedies of manners mixed with urban fantasy (and sexy stuff under G. L.). Her best known books include the Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School series. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and sexy stuff as G. L. Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

Table of Contents

The 1st Chapter: What’s with the pet thing anyway?

The 2nd Chapter: In danger of cat scratches and ramen splashes

The 3rd Chapter: It’s always better to have puffy hair

The 4th Chapter: Five-gender foreplay

The 5th Chapter: Embattled briefing

The 6th Chapter: Coordinating colors and other intimacies

The 7th Chapter: But we don’t even he a word for it

The 8th Chapter: Socks, chopsticks, and second dates

The 9th Chapter: No idioms for aliens

The 10th Chapter: Why aliens don’t eat noodles

The 11th Chapter: Favorite shade of purple

The 12th Chapter: But we don’t have a word for that, either!

Glossary of Alien Terms

Author’s Note

About the Writerbeast

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The 5th Gender: A Tinkered Stars Mystery 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amusing, intrguing, naughty, sexy, loving science fiction mystery. I absolutely enjoyed it! I hope the author writes more books in this world because I would love to see more of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amusing mystery/naughty science fiction mystery. Not sure if certain references are meant to be tributes to Octavia Butler. Would read more books if this becomes a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly delightful. As usual G.L. Carriger comes through with great characters
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dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
I only like well written, entertaining, amusing SciFi with characters I can care about. Ta-da! Here it is. I read through this at quite a clip because I was enjoying it so much and wanted to see how it would finish. And I figured out one thing that was revealed ahead of the characters. Anemone like hair? Too wonderful!
MsBookNerd More than 1 year ago
Review may contain slight spoilers: First and foremost, some important things to note: Explicit sex scenes. Alien ones. Intense, hair-raising sex (pun intended). Death, suicide, xenophobia, and gender oppression are addressed. M/M (alien) primary, and lots of LGBT+, inclusive, and polyamorous goodness everywhere Now to the review! Pro-tip, there's a glossary in the back that would have helped alleviate some of my early confusion as I tried to learn about this strange lavender alien and his planet. Despite some confusion in the until world building due to alien concepts, I was hooked early. Tris the lavender alien, with hair that moves on its own, is a scatterbrained ball of joy and sunshine who is genuinely happy doing the best job possible and making people happy. His views on humanity are cute, deep, thought-provoking, and frankly hysterical. Drey, the human detective, loves Tris from the start, which was one of the more lackluster elements of the book for me. At first. But his instant acceptance and desire to fit into his alien's life allowed for more of that alien culture to come out and be explained. There was no need to build trust first, it was already there. I love-hate the slow tease of the mystery! And this book had a murder mystery to solve on the ship of a race with no words for intentional death. Part of the joy was learning more about this lovely culture as the characters do while solving the case. I have to say, the first big sex scene gave me pause! It was far more detailed, and adventurous, than what I normally read. But it expanded my thoughts and views on the subject and I'm quite glad of it. One lingering thought remains, I want to live in a nest like Tris. Wall to wall smooshy bedding and pillows in the group living space, and private beds and bathrooms for each family member. And all in shades of pink and purple and coordinating colors. I'd live there in a heartbeat! Note: I received an advance copy of the book for an unbiased review.