Jury of One

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626493773

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Inspector Robin Bright is enjoying a quiet Saturday with his lover, Adam Matthews, when murder strikes in nearby Abbotston, and he's called in to investigate. He hopes for a quick resolution, but as the case builds, he's drawn into a tangled web of crimes, new and old, that threatens to ensnare him and destroy his fledgling relationship. Adam is enjoying his final term teaching at Lindenshaw School, and is also delighted to be settling down with Robin at last. Only Robin doesn't seem so thrilled. Then an old crush of Adam's shows up in the murder investigation, and suddenly Adam is yet again fighting to stay out of one of Robin's cases, to say nothing of trying to keep their relationship from falling apart. Between murder, stabbings, robberies, and a suspect with a charming smile, the case threatens to ruin everything both Robin and Adam hold dear. What does it take to realise where your heart really lies, and can a big, black dog hold the key?

The Best Corpse for the Job

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626491577

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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Tea and sympathy have never been so deadly. Schoolteacher Adam Matthews just wants to help select a new headteacher and go home. The governors at Lindenshaw St Crispin's have already failed miserably at finding the right candidate, so it's make or break this second time round. But when one of the applicants is found strangled in the school, what should have been a straightforward decision turns tempestuous as a flash flood in their small English village. Inspector Robin Bright isn't thrilled to be back at St. Crispin's. Memories of his days there are foul enough without tossing in a complicated murder case. And that handsome young teacher has him reminding himself not to fraternize with a witness. But it's not long before Robin is relying on Adam for more than just his testimony. As secrets amongst the governors emerge and a second person turns up dead, Robin needs to focus less on Adam and more on his investigation. But there are too many suspects, too many lies, and too many loose ends. Before they know it, Robin and Adam are fighting for their lives and their hearts.

Speak Its Name

A Trilogy

Author: Charlie Cochrane,Lee Rowan,Erastes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979777363

Category:

Page: 204

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Three stories, six men and for all of them, a love that dare not Speak Its Name. Aftermath by Charlie Cochrane The time: 1920. The place: Oxford University. Since arriving at the college in the autumn, Edward Easterby has admired, and desired, popular and dashing Hugo Lamont from afar, never believing he had a chance for friendship-or more-with the man. Edward uses a chance, unfortunate encounter as a moment for an apology and a tentative conversation. Hugo, wary and guarded from a previous, unsatisfying liaison, slowly lets his defences down and opens his heart to the budding relationship between them. Poetic and beautifully written, Aftermath will stay with you long after Edward and Hugo's picnic basket has been packed away. Gentleman's Gentleman by Lee Rowan Lord Robert Scoville seemingly has it all: good looks, intelligence, a successful military career, a title, and the most devoted manservant anyone could ask for in the form of Jack Darling. Jack would give his life for his lord and master but dares not breathe a word of the love he feels for the man, lest his advances be rejected. Then, a clandestine assignment, a train journey, and a double-crossing opens both their eyes to what exists between them. Against a backdrop of the Alps and Vienna, this intriguing story combines a satisfying blend of clever mystery along with the romance of a newly-discovered, mature love. Hard and Fast by Erastes Major Geoffrey Chaloner is back from the war, possessed of all his limbs but not a wife, a situation his father is determined to change. Demure but painfully shy Emily Pelham is presented as the potential bride-to-be. While Geoffrey finds her pleasant, he discovers he is far more intrigued with her moody and baffling cousin, Adam Heyward. In the midst of a proper courtship complete with hovering chaperones and parents, Adam manages to awaken feelings and emotions in Geoffrey that he never knew he possessed. Marked by Erastes' signature writing style, this lyrical novella is laced with humor, magnificent descriptions, and a bit of a twist that leaves the reader satisfied but still wanting more. "Smart, original and engaging... This is not your mother's historical romance!" - Josh Lanyon, Adrien English Mysteries

Two Feet Under

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Lindenshaw Mysteries

ISBN: 9781626496828

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Things are looking up for Adam Matthews and Robin Bright--their relationship is blossoming, and they've both been promoted. But Robin's a policeman, and that means murder is never far from the scene. When a body turns up in a shallow grave at a Roman villa dig site--a body that repeatedly defies identification--Robin finds himself caught up in a world of petty rivalries and deadly threats. The case seems to want to drag Adam in, as well, and their home life takes a turn for the worse when an ex-colleague gets thrown out of his house and ends up outstaying his welcome at theirs. While Robin has to prove his case against a manipulative and fiendishly clever killer, Adam is trying to find out which police officer is leaking information to the media. And both of them have to work out how to get their home to themselves again, which might need a higher intelligence than either a chief inspector or a deputy headteacher.

Lessons in Desire

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1602021724

Category: Gay college teachers

Page: 220

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St. Bride's English don Jonty Stewart is in desperate need of a break from university life. A holiday on the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey seems ideal, especially if he can coax his lover Orlando to step outside the college's walls to come along. Orlando Coppersmith is scared. Within the safe confines of the school it's easy to hide the fact that they are not just friends, but lovers. In an unknown place, in full view of everyone, how will they keep their illegal affair private--much less dare to make love, even in the security of their suite? A brutal murder at their hotel forces their personal problems into the background--at first. The race to catch the killer gets complicated when the prime suspect finds Orlando irresistible. Suddenly keeping their affair clandestine isn't only a matter of legality. It's a matter of life and death.

Lessons for Suspicious Minds

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626492011

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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1909 In the innocent pre-war days, an invitation to stay at the stately country home of a family friend means a new case for amateur sleuths Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith. In fact, with two apparently unrelated suicides to investigate there, a double chase is on. But things never run smoothly for the Cambridge fellows. In an era when their love dare not speak its name, the risk of discovery and disgrace is ever present. How, for example, does one explain oneself when discovered by a servant during a midnight run along the corridor? Things get even rougher for Orlando when the case brings back memories of his father's suicide and the search for the identity of his grandfather. Worse, when they work out who the murderer is, they are confronted with one of the most difficult moral decisions they've ever had to make.

Nod

Author: Adrian Barnes

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783298235

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no one in the world has slept the night before, or almost no one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand, can still sleep, and they’ve all shared the same golden dream. After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. Paul, a writer, continues to sleep while his partner Tanya disintegrates before his eyes, and the new world swallows the old one whole.

Lessons in Love

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1602021481

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Jonty Stewart is handsome and outgoing, with blood as blue as his eyes. When he takes up a teaching post at the college where he studied, his dynamic style acts as an agent for change within the archaic institution. He also has a catalytic effect on Orlando Coppersmith. Orlando is a brilliant, introverted mathematician with very little experience of life outside the university walls. He strikes up an alliance with Jonty and soon finds himself heart-deep in feelings he's never experienced. Before long their friendship blossoms into more than either man had hoped. Then a student is murdered within St. Bride's. Then another, and another. All the victims have one thing in common: a penchant for men. Asked by the police to serve as their eyes and ears within the college, Jonty and Orlando risk exposing a love affair that could make them the killer's next target.

Camp H.O.W.L.

Author: Bru Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635337976

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Dr. Tate Lewis works to ease the transition for young werewolves. Since he isn't sure he believes in moonmates, he's surprised to find one in Adrian, a man going through his Turn eight years late and without his pack for support.

Enigma / Blood and Dirt

Author: Lloyd A Meeker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925313437

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Enigma Who's blackmailing the high-profile televangelist whose son was famously cured of his homosexuality fifteen years ago? Now in 2009, that ought to be ancient history. It seems there's no secret to protect, no crime, not even a clear demand for money-just four threatening letters using old Enigma songs from the 90 s. But they've got Reverend Howard Richardson spooked. Proudly fifty and unhappily single, gay PI Russ Morgan has made peace with being a psychic empath, and he's managed to build a decent life since getting sober. As he uncovers obscene secrets shrouded in seeming righteousness he might have to make peace with a sword of justice that cuts the innocent as deeply as the guilty. Blood and Dirt Family squabbles can be murder. Psychic PI Russ Morgan investigates a vandalized marijuana grow in Mesa County Colorado, landing in the middle of a ferocious family feud that's escalating in a hurry. Five siblings fight over the family ranch as it staggers on the brink of bankruptcy, marijuana its only salvation. Not everyone agrees, but only one of them is willing to kill to make a point. Russ also has a personal puzzle to solve as he questions his deepening relationship with Colin Stewart, a man half his age. His rational mind says being with Colin is the fast track to heartbreak, but it feels grounding, sane, and good. Now, that's really dangerous..."

Trilogy No. 111

Speak Its Name

Author: Lee Rowan,Erastes,Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1602021244

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Expectations riding on a generation of young Englishmen are immense; for those who've something to hide, those expectations could prove overwhelming. Aftermath When shy Edward Easterby first sees the popular Hugo Lamont, he's both envious of the man's social skills and ashamed of finding him so attractive. But two awful secrets weigh Lamont down. One is that he fancies Easterby, at a time when the expression of such desires is strictly illegal. The second is that an earlier, disastrous encounter with a young gigolo has left him unwilling to enter into a relationship with anyone. Hugo feels torn apart by the conflict between what he wants and what he feels is "right." Will Edward find that time and patience are enough to change Hugo's mind? Gentleman's Gentleman Lord Robert Scoville has lived in a reasonably comfortable Victorian closet, without hope of real love, or any notion that it's right there in front of him if he would only open his eyes and take notice of his right-hand man, Jack Darling. Jack has done his best to be satisfied with the lesser intimacy of caring for the man he loves, but his feigned role as a below-stairs ladies' man leaves his heart empty. When a simple diplomatic errand turns dangerous and a man from their past raises unanswerable questions, both men find themselves endangered by the secrets between them. Can they untangle the web of misunderstanding before an unknown attacker parts them forever? Hard and Fast: Major Geoffrey Chaloner has returned, relatively unscathed, from the Napoleonic War, and England is at peace for the first time in years. Unable to set up his own establishment, he is forced to live with his irascible father who has very clear views onjust about everything-including exactly whom Geoffrey will marry and why. The trouble is that Geoffrey isn't particularly keen on the idea, and even less so when he meets Adam Heyward, the enigmatic cousin of the lady his father has picked out for him... As Geoffrey says himself: "I have never been taught what I should do if I fell in love with someone of a sex that was not, as I expected it would be, opposite to my own."

Black as Snow

Author: Nick Nolan

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

ISBN: 9781612180052

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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After his mother, prophetess Kitty Black, declares him "New Man," telepathic Sebastian Black goes on the run to escape Christian militants who have declared him a false messiah.

A Deadly Kind of Love

Author: Victor J. Banis

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1640802525

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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While investigating a murder, detective Tom Danzel and his partner Stanley Korski discover a hotel serving delicacies not normally found on a room service menu. As the body count increases, it'll take all their skills to survive this deadly kind of love.

Lessons for Survivors

A Cambridge Fellows Mystery

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 1626491933

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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A more than professional interest...a more than personal intrigue. Orlando Coppersmith should be happy. WWI is almost a year in the past, he's back at St. Bride's College in Cambridge, his lover and best friend Jonty Stewart is at his side again, and — to top it all — he's about to be made Forster Professor of Applied Mathematics. And although he and Jonty have precious little time for an investigative commission, they can't resist a suspected murder case that must be solved in a month so a clergyman can claim his rightful inheritance. But the courses of scholarship, true love, and amateur detecting never did run smooth. Orlando's inaugural lecture proves almost impossible to write. A plagiarism case he's adjudicating on turns nasty with a threat of blackmail against him and Jonty. And the murder investigation turns up too many leads and too little hard evidence. Orlando and Jonty may be facing their first failure as amateur detectives, and the ruin of their professional and private reputations. Brains, brawn, the pleasures of the double bed — they'll need them all to lay their problems to rest.

Lord of Endersley

Author: S.A. Meade

Publisher: Total-e-bound

ISBN: 1781840873

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

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Will the passion ignited during a violent uprising survive the rigid confines of Victorian society? Jacob Endersley is glad to escape the confines of his family home for the exotic and dangerous beauty of India during the glory days of the Raj. Marcus Billington, an Army officer, is tired of the stifling social mores of life in a British enclave. When the Sepoy Uprising of 1857 leads to chaos and bloodshed, the two men seek the safety of Agra and find refuge in each other. Once the rebellion is quashed, Jacob returns to England while Marcus remains in India. They have no hope of a future together until Jacob learns that Marcus has returned to England. When they meet again, Marcus makes it clear there can be nothing between them and Jacob returns to Endersley resigned to a solitary life until Marcus arrives out of the blue and then everything changes.

Lessons in Seduction

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

ISBN: 9781605049281

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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The suspected murder of the king's ex-mistress is Cambridge dons--and lovers--Orlando Coppersmith and Jonty Stewart's most prestigious case yet. And the most challenging, since clues are as hard to come by as the killer's possible motive. Warning: explicit sex.

Night Drop

Author: Marshall Thornton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973782315

Category: Gay men

Page: 198

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It's 1992 and Los Angeles is burning. Noah Valentine, the owner of Pinx Video in Silver Lake, notices the fires have taken their toll on fellow shopkeeper Guy Peterson's camera shop. After the riots end, he decides to stop by Guy's to pick up his overdue videos, only to find Guy's family dividing up his belongings. He died in the camera store fire-or did he? Noah and his charmingly meddlesome downstairs neighbors begin to suspect something else might have happened to Guy Peterson. Something truly sinister. The first in a new series from Lambda Award-winner Marshall Thornton, Night Drop strikes a lighter tone than the Boystown Mysteries, while bringing Silver Lake of the early 1990s to life.

Lessons in Discovery

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781605047904

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Jonty Stewart proposes that he and Orlando Coppersmith move in together, but fate trips Orlando, leaving him with an injury that erases his memory. It's bad enough that Orlando doesn't remember being intimate with Jonty--he doesn't remember Jonty at all.

All Lessons Learned

Author: Charlie Cochrane

Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781609283995

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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The Great War is over. Freed from a prisoner of war camp and back at St. Bride's College, Orlando Coppersmith is discovering what those years have cost. All he holds dear -- including his beloved Jonty Stewart, lost in combat.