The Monet Murders (Art of Murder #2)

The Monet Murders (Art of Murder #2)

by Josh Lanyon

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BN ID: 2940157543228
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/25/2017
Series: Art of Murder Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 181,206
File size: 968 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called “arguably the single most influential voice in m/m romance today.”

Her work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. The Adrien English series was awarded the All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads All Time Favorite M/M Author award.

Josh is married and lives in Southern California.

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The Monet Murders 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say Josh is one of my favorite authors, and the Art of Murder series is really off to a terrific start with the firsr book, Mermaid Murders, and now this second entry. FBI agents Sam Kennedy and Jason West are feeling tbeir way into a tentative relationship while working on two different cases that may be related, but the possible links are unclear. When Sam calls it quits, Jason is unhappy and frustrated but tries to get on with his investigation; however the connections between their cases force them to work together, which creates an uncomfortable situation for both men. The mystery plot is really interesting, and the personal relationship between Jason and Sam is also very compelling; all the characters (including the secondary ones) are fully developed and well written, and the author has a great talent for describing the setting and atmosphere very vividly. I agree with the other reviewer that you should read Mermaid Murders before reading this one. Both are highly recommended, and I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved The Mermaid Murders, so I was thrilled to see Jason and Sam back for another adventure. An engaging mystery, narrow escapes, and emotionally - rich characters. Highly recommended, though the books should be read in order. -- lyradora
3175530 More than 1 year ago
*I received an advanced copy* 1st I will say that the ending was.... OMG I loved it. Now back to the story where there is a long journey for Jason and Sam in their relationship while they solve the crime at hand. I will say the mystery wasn't that hard to figure out but the reason behind it and the players involved was a little puzzling. The resolution of the mystery felt a little flat in my opinion but it did add some good suspense for Jason to go through. We did get a glimpse from a character in book 1 that I think will come back for book 3. I was overall happy with this book and I look forward to the ending in the trilogy. *I received an advanced copy*
Trio More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Jason is such an interesting character and this book really explores his issues in such an intimate way. Eight months after their fiery collision in The Mermaid Murders, Sam and Jason’s long-distance romantic relationship has dwindled to a few sporadic phone calls. When they awkwardly meet again, over a grisly murder scene, Sam is distant and unemotional and Jason is wondering what the heck is going on. Oh, the angst! Now that the characters are established, Jason and Sam really let their true natures out. Jason has a great sense of humor, he is capable and respected in his career, but truly immature with regards to his love life. His idiosyncrasies create interesting twists and turns in the plot and result in some highly questionable choices regarding both job and romantic relationships. On the rebound and reeling from Sam’s rejection, Jason’s indiscriminate actions (what is being referred to as “the Shipka event” by my fellow Fanyons) have created quite a stir! I enjoyed trying to understand Sam through Jason’s eyes. There were some fantastic scenes between the two of them, providing surprising insight into Sam’s psyche. Still waters and all that… As for what draws Sam to Jason, well I’m not going to spoil it for you but it’s so worth waiting for. As always, there is a wonderful mystery with bloody murders, creepy bad guys, and eerie locales which Lanyon describes with brilliance. However, for me the best part of this series is the relationship between these two emotionally complicated (and somewhat confused) adorable guys. Whether they are bickering, mired in misunderstandings, or sexing each other up, they work so well together. This was a great sequel to The Mermaid Murders and I wholeheartedly recommend The Art of Murder series.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Sam and Jason are back! Their relationship has been months of phone calls and skyping but then they find themselves once again on a case together and the relationship that Jason believed they were heading towards is not quite the same page that Sam was reading. As with book #1, The Mermaid Murders, Sam and Jason are still not quite up to the status of Jake and Adrien from the author's Adrien English Mysteries but for this reader they are definitely giving my favorite detecting odd couple a run for the top notch in my heart. What can I say about the mystery? Well, I won't say too much because I don't want to give anything away but I will note that my interest was piqued from the very beginning and not once did it falter. The Monet Murders may be more relationship driven but the mystery is not forgotten. The passion between the boys that began in The Mermaid Murders only grows with each page, despite Sam ending it before it really has a chance to begin. Every time a new Josh Lanyon release pops up in my notifications I know that I am in for a treat and I was not disappointed with The Monet Murders. I am already looking forward to Sam and Jason's next case.
Debby236 More than 1 year ago
FBI Special Agent Jason West of the Art Crimes Team has enjoyed all the late night sexy conversations with Sam Kennedy, Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief. But when Sam calls Jon in to help with a crime, Jason receives mixed signals from Sam. Their job comes first and someone is murdering wealthy art collectors, leaving behind a poor rendition of Monet depicting the scene of the crime. While Sam may have called him in to help professionally, he has made it clear that personally, there is nothing. Jason is not sure how to take Sam’s conflicting signals but he has a job to do and he returns to pursuing his own investigation which may overlap Sam’s. Sam is just not sure what he wants. He cannot resist though coming to Jon’s aid when he needs the help. Jon is confused and angry at Sam’s mixed signals. The two have a lot to work out, and that is in addition to solving crime and staying alive and safe. How do they do that? Pick up this one and find out. You cannot go wrong with anything written by Josh Lanyon. The Monet Murders is exciting, hot and keeps you guessing until the end. We should be happy to know that another is in the works. Too bad we have to wait!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm excited to read it.