The Art of Murder #BookReview #BlogTour #Panther

Written by J. S. Strange


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Wales at its best.

The second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. The follow up to Murder on the Rocks.

Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed.

But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.

A murdered artist. A brother with a deadly secret. A group intent on killing. The Art of Murder is the second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series, a cosy murder mystery set in Wales.


A classic cosy mystery set in the heart of Cardiff.

A perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie.


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A Terrific Mystery!      Stars 4


This is a fantastic successor to the first novel in series; a twisted tale of death and deception which is stunning throughout.

Jordan Jenner antennae is twitching as he returns to Wales with his brother Ashley and he notices they are being followed, and have been during their trip to Amsterdam. Who and why are the burning questions? With his new investigation thrusting him into the art world, the waters are most definitely muddied . . .

With a fascinating and riveting look into art and artists, this is a gripping read and a great second in series! With a great mix of professional and personal, the story kept my attention all the way through. Could I work it out? Not a hope – however, when all was revealed it made perfect sense! J. S. Strange is a relatively new author but he has a firm grip on how to create an intricate mystery, revealing just enough to get the reader hooked but not so much that the conclusion is obvious. I particularly like the fact that whilst the main character is gay, it’s just one part of the novel and isn’t made to be the main focus. Jordan is a truly likeable detective, displaying human traits just like the rest of us, but taking his investigation to the next level regardless. The subject matter is something I know nothing about, and I was intrigued to learn all I did about the skulduggery! Complex and interesting, this is a terrific read and, I hope, the second instalment in a series which has more books to follow. I’m very happy to recommend this one to mystery lovers, and give it a firm four stars.

My thanks to publisher Panther for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: gay fiction, murder mystery
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Panther
  • Publication Date: 1 October 2019
  • Purchase Links: amazon


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Meet the Author


JS StrangeJ.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.


Follow Jack


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Twitter: @JackSamStrange




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