Written by J. S. Strange
When PI Jordan Jenner returns to work following the death of his mother, his first case involves a murdered writer…
James Fairview has been killed. As a member of a prestigious writing group hosted by bestselling author Joseph Gordon in the heart of Cardiff, Jordan not only has to cope with solving the mystery, but also deal with press attention.
As Jordan investigates, he discovers his mother’s death may not have been so simple. And when another writer is murdered, Jordan realises the killer could strike again…
A murdered writer, a mysterious death, and a group with jealousy at its heart, this is Jenner’s toughest case yet.
A cosy murder mystery with a gay male detective, Murder on the Rocks is the first in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. If you’re a fan of classic whodunits you will love this!
Refreshing & Exciting!
An excellent read! A refreshing and exciting new investigator and a very enjoyable novel!
Jordan Jenner if a freelance private investigator whose latest case involves a murdered writer. He has been seconded to the case by Cardiff police and various members of the team are concerned as he’s been off work since the recent death of his mother. Ever the professional, Jordan is committed to getting to the bottom of why the death occurred, and this involves him working out the dynamics of all the members of the writing group. Can he solve the case?
I loved everything about this book; the mystery itself is very well plotted, with plenty of options for who was guilty. The characters are beautifully created, all entirely believable and Jordan Jenner is a very thorough investigator – and not without his flaws. His personal life is only a small part of the story and adds to it rather than distracting from it. For me, his sexuality didn’t influence me one way or the other – it’s just who he is. I really enjoyed the Welsh setting; it’s not a region I have read much about and it was a nice change from English cities. I didn’t work it out, and was rather involved in trying to work out where it was heading. Definitely a series – and an author – I’m keen to follow. Quite engrossing and very rewarding, for me, this is well worth five stars.
My thanks to Damp Pebbles both for my copy as well as my invitation to this Blog Tour. Naturally, all opinions stated are entirely my own.
Tags: gay fiction, murder mystery
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 268 pages
- Publisher: Panther Publishing
- Publication Date: 1 March 2019
- Purchase Links: Waterstones
- amazon uk
- amazon us
Meet the Author
J.S. Strange is an author from Wales, United Kingdom. He writes crime, mystery and horror. His first novels, published in 2016 and 2017, were set in an apocalyptic London. His up-coming novel, titled Murder on the Rocks, is the first in a cozy crime mystery series, featuring a leading gay male detective.
Murder on the Rocks was written by Strange for many reasons. One of those reasons was a lack of representation within the crime genre, particularly with detectives and sleuths. Strange created Jordan Jenner, a private investigator, who lives and works in Cardiff. Murder on the Rocks was written with the intention of shining light on Cardiff, and bringing Cardiff, and furthermore, Wales, into the crime genre.
Strange’s previous works, such as ‘Winter Smith: London Burning’, also explored LGBT themes, and featured socialite Winter Smith escaping a zombie apocalypse. ‘London’s Burning’ became an Amazon best-seller in LGBT fiction.
When Strange doesn’t write, he works in television. He also presents a radio show all about the paranormal. He has an enthusiasm for Britney Spears and cats.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackSamStrange @JackSamStrange