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Somebody Killed His Editor

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Somebody Killed His Editor (2009) Josh Lanyon

Christopher Holmes is–to put it mildly–self-absorbed. He’s a mystery author on a down-slide, trying to recover his career. He’s also trying to get over his husband running off with another man. The last thing he wants is to spend a weekend at a writing conference but his agent insists this is what he needs to try and recover his career.

“This is the perfect opportunity to try something new,” she urged.

“I don’t want to try anything new.”

“Well, you should. You’re a thirty-something-year-old man writing about a seventy-year-old spinster and her cat. That cannot be healthy.”

I was so flattered that Rachel thought I was still in my thirties that I didn’t put up half the fight I should have.

It’s even worse when Christopher discovers that JX is also at the conference. Christopher had a fling with JX years ago, and they’ve been at odds ever since. The fact that JX’s career is going strong probably isn’t helping.

There’s one bit that particularly struck me on this re-read.

I felt increasingly trapped and desperate. It was silly because I was doing exactly what I’d have done by choice. It was the knowledge that I didn’t have a choice. That I couldn’t leave.

That’s something that is anxiety inducing for me, and one of the reasons I live in a place where I can walk to get to places.

This was a re-read because I really wasn’t sure what it was I wanted to read.

Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Rating: 7/10

Categories: 7/10, LGBT, Mystery, Re-Read, Romance, Sexual Content     Comments (0)    

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