Sunday, May 10, 2009

Book Review: The Secret Tunnel by James Lear

What would happen if you took Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, remixed it with a spoof of Sherlock Holmes, and sprinkled some hot man sex on top just for the heck of it? Why that is elementary by dear Watson! You would end up with something like The Secret Tunnel by James Lear. *snicker*

Edward "Mitch" Mitchell is traveling from Edinburgh to London aboard the Flying Scotsman for a (hopefully) engaging reunion with his old college roommate, "Boy" Morgan. Mitch is the godfather of Boy's new daughter. Boy is definitely straight, but doesn't mind dipping into the other pond every once in a while.

One would expect the 392 mile and 8 hour train ride to be fairly boring. However, Mitch seems to have a knack for getting himself entangled in tight spaces. >_<>The Secret Tunnel is fun and sexy without being vulgar. Mitch's antics both on the case and in the bedroom (or train car, or public toilet, or wherever he may be) leave you entertained and wondering how our hero is going to pull the case together and tag the villain within the last ten pages. While the protagonist - and honestly, the majority of the male cast - happens to be gay, the witty prose and comedic situations appeal to a much wider audience. If you enjoy the occasional mystery but hate the stuffy whodunits where the butler always did it, or if you enjoy the occasional comedy but are looking for a bit more in the way of plot, this is the book for you. By the end, you may not care who did it because the ride to the uh, "climax", was so much fun. >_<

Book Information

Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1573443296
MSRP: $13.95
Format: Trade Paperback
Available from Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble


1 comment:

Allie said...

Wow, Tissie, does your mom know what you're reading?? Hahahaha... "tunnel"... I get it! :D

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