Detective Roger Corso returns from a
week long vacation to find a mummified corpse on his couch.
The victim is identified as Gary Williams and he has been
dead for twenty-five years. The investigation delves into
aspects of Rogerís personal life. Although Rogerís partner
Mary Anne Stelter knows Roger is gay, she does not know he
is a dominant man leading a BDSM lifestyle. Keeping his
personal life private is proving increasingly difficult for
Roger as the investigation proceeds. Sean Williams is
Garyís brother. Sean is the opposite of Roger in every way.
Sean irritates Roger most of the time, which in it of itself
is amazing. Roger hasnít felt anything for anyone since his
lover Patrick died and yet Roger feels something whenever he
is around Sean. Sean has deep desires that he wants to
explore with Roger, but as their relationship changes and
becomes intensely passionate, the killer strikes again.
The Elegant Corpse is a very well written
story. I was riveted to every page. Roger and Seanís
fascinating relationship, along with a suspense-filled plot,
eerie corpses, and the tight-knit BDSM community, make for a
fantastic story. Roger is always in control. Sean rattles
him with his fidgeting and chaotic behavior. Although
theyíre very different, theyíre perfect together. The BDSM
between Roger and Sean is very sexy and poignant as well.
The Elegant Corpse is a mysterious and gripping
story with an angst-filled erotic romance. I loved it.