A murdered prostitute. An obvious suspect. Clear evidence. For once, Jericho Crewe has a straightforward crime to investigate, and Wade Granger isn’t involved.
It all seems so simple, but Jericho’s instincts won’t let him rest. As he investigates, he finds troubling suggestions that the murder is a part of something larger and more sinister. But working within the boundaries of the law may keep him from finding the truth. If Jericho doesn’t break the rules, an innocent man may rot in jail while a killer remains free to strike again.
Inevitably, it all comes back to Wade. Because who else knows as much about breaking rules? And who else knows Jericho the way Wade does—not wisely, but far, far too well?
Guest post with Author Kate Sherwood...
Top 10 Favorite Murder Mystery Movies
Usual Suspects. Obvious choice, I guess, but, damn, this was a fun ride! And even after you know the twist, it’s still a good movie!
LA Confidential. So much style, and some great performances.
The Silence of the Lambs. I love how Clarice was tough but still vulnerable.
Mystic River. Bleak, but powerful. And a great cast.
No Way Out. From my Kevin Costner phase. But celebrity crushes aside, it really captures the feeling of claustrophobia and panic as the noose tightens. And it has Will Patton, who I love in a different but equally valid way from how I loved Kevin Costner.
Gosford Park. It’s like Downton Abby with murder – what’s not to like? And another fantastic cast.
The Name of the Rose. I went a LITTLE back in time for Gosford Park, so why not go even further? Murder in a Medieval Monastery-what m/m fan could resist all those Ms? And young Christian Slater, too!
Criminal Law. A bit of a dark horse for this list… not a great critical success by any means. But there’s a scene where a woman is being chased by a psychopathic murder and takes refuge in a bathroom and has no weapon and when the bad guy busts in she clocks him with the ceramic lid from the back of the toilet tank. For that feistiness alone, this one makes my list.
Seven. Not an absolute favourite, but some great scenes for sure.
Sleepers. Another fantastic cast, and now that I think about it, a lot of similarities to the series I’m currently promoting, Common Law. Childhood friends who survive trauma but grow up to be on different sides of the law, blurred morality, the conflict between what’s legal and what’s right… I love that stuff!
Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!
Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”--other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!
Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy--the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?
Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.
After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.
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