Partners in Crime by Josh Lanyon & Sarah Black

Loose Id

Gay Romance Anthology

ISBN: 978-1-59632-613-2

Reviewed by Sabella



“Cards on the Table” by Josh Lanyon

Timothy North is investigating a fifty year-old murder – so why would someone object?  But it seems that someone doesn’t want Tim to write this book and isn’t averse to threatening Tim to get the point across.  And as if Tim doesn’t have enough on his plate Jack, one of his neighbors, is sending Tim such mixed signals that Tim isn’t sure exactly what to expect from the Jack.

Josh Lanyon does a wonderful job in “Cards on the Table” creating enough suspense and uncertainty around Tim, who is a compelling character, to keep you turning the pages.  This is the first time I’ve read something by Josh Lanyon and I will certainly go looking for more.


“Murder at the Heartbreak Hotel” by Sarah Black

Peter Moon lives a pretty content life in the wilds of Alaska running The Heartbreak Hotel indulging his love of cooking, mothering his guests and waiting for Sebastian, his long-time lover, to return from his winter camp.  When one of his guests is murdered Peter and his friends must carefully look at everyone around them to find who is capable of such a horrible act.

“Murder at the Heartbreak Hotel” is an emotional story with a large cast of characters that will keep you guessing until the last page.  Peter and Sebastian make a surprising couple as their communication seems to take place in fits and starts.


Partners in Crime is a good pair of stories that have suspense and romance to spare.  Josh Lanyon created a very gripping and emotional story that will pull you in from the first page.  From ancient murders to a murder in the back yard these stories will amuse you from start to finish.  Partners in Crime is a good suspenseful and romantic read for a day when a mystery is what you are looking for.


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