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The Back Passage - James Lear
The Back Passage
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Agatha Christie, move over! Hard-core sex and scandal meet in this brilliantly funny whodunit.A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective — all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style... show more
Agatha Christie, move over! Hard-core sex and scandal meet in this brilliantly funny whodunit.A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective — all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style whodunit. But wait — Edward “Mitch” Mitchell is no Hercule Poirot, and The Back Passage is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mitch is a handsome, insatiable 22-year-old hunk who never lets a clue stand in the way of a steamy encounter, whether it’s with the local constabulary, the house secretary, or his school chum and fellow athlete Boy Morgan, who becomes his Watson when they’re not busy boffing each other. When Reg Walworth is found dead in a cabinet, Sir James Eagle has his servant Weeks immediately arrested as the killer. But Mitch’s observant eye pegs more plausible possibilities: polysexual chauffeur Hibbert, queenly pervert Leonard Eagle, missing scion Rex, sadistic copper Kennington, even Sir James Eagle himself. Blackmail, police corruption, a dizzying network of spyholes and secret passages, watersports, and a nonstop queer orgy backstairs and everyplace else mark this hilariously hard-core mystery by a major new talent.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573442435 (1573442437)
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages no: 199
Edition language: English
Series: Mitch Mitchell Mystery (#1)
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Tami
Tami rated it
4.0 OTT with a wink...
This "sleuth in the early 20th century with a lot of gay sex" story line was highly entertaining. I chuckled a lot about Mitchell's antics and his irrepressible sense of - ahem - justice... An enjoyable if a bit pornesque read.
MMarte
MMarte rated it
0.0 The Back Passage
... because Rosa, really said so in her review :) And because I liked A and D.
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.5 James Lear - my new guilty pleasure
Downton Abbey with gay orgies. A sex laced cozy whodunit. Take it for the alternate universe that it is, but don’t take it seriously. The main character Mitch is an American student of medicine at Cambridge who fancies himself as an amateur Sherlock Holmes. Mitch is also highly sexed and he masterfu...
AnnaMatsuyama
AnnaMatsuyama rated it
Oh my, what a pile of rubbish. Mystery? Crime? Thriller? You wish! *ignore my shelving* Sex? A lot of it. Was it well written? Nope.Is it historical? It says yes, but it isn't. Just like author isn't next Christie. As if all mentioned above, wasn't bad enough, we've rape culture poop going on too. W...
abgayle
abgayle rated it
5.0 The Back Passage
A snarky twenty two year old gay amateur sleuth with a quick recovery time who's happy to fuck anything that moves in his bumbling attempts to solve a crime.Worked for me.
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