Footsteps in the Dark: An M/M Mystery Romance Anthology

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The snick of a lock. The squeak of door hinges. The creak of a floorboard...


Nothing is more mysterious than footsteps in the dark. Are those approaching steps that of friend or enemy? Lover or killer?


Authors L.B. Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, C.S. Poe and S.C. Wynne join forces for Footsteps in the Dark, eight sexy and suspenseful novellas of Male/Male Mystery and Romance.

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Author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man Romance, JOSH LANYON’S work has been translated into eleven languages. Her FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, then the largest Romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published in print. In 2016, Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan’s annual Boy Love novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place on the list). The Adrien English series was awarded the All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), an Edgar nominee, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads All Time Favorite M/M Author award.


Josh is married and lives in Southern California.

Nicole Kimberling is a novelist and the senior editor at Blind Eye Books. Her first novel, Turnskin, won the Lambda Literary Award. Other works include the Bellingham Mystery Series, set in the Washington town where she resides with her wife of thirty years, and an ongoing cooking column for Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She is also the creator and writer of “Lauren Proves Magic is Real!” a serial fiction podcast, which explores the day-to-day case files of Special Agent Keith Curry, supernatural food inspector. 

S.C. Wynne has been writing MM romance and mystery since 2013. She’s a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and lives in California with her wonderful husband, two quirky kids, and a loony rescue pup named Ditto. 

L.B. Gregg loves to run, bike, hike, eat, drink wine, listen to The Front Bottoms, and visit far-flung places. She lives most of the time in New England, and part of the time in Asia. Though readers best know her for Men of Smithfield and the Romano & Albright series, at home she’s simply Nanna Banana, grandma extraordinaire. Learn more about L.B. at www.lbgregg.com

These days Z.A. Maxfield is getting her kicks writing on Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga. She lives with her husband, three of her grown children, and a dog of indeterminable variety named Dr. Watson. Despite the world we live in, she still believes in first love, second chances, and kissing in the rain

Meg Perry is the author of the popular Jamie Brodie Mysteries series. She lives by the beach in East Central Florida, from where she can easily see rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. After twenty-eight years in the Sunshine State, she feels enough like a native to take #FloridaMan and alligator encounters in stride. 

C.S. Poe is a Lambda Literary and EPIC awards finalist author of gay mystery, romance, and paranormal books. She is an avid fan of coffee, reading, and cats. C.S. is a member of the International Thriller Writers organization. 

Dal Maclean comes from Scotland and is a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. She loves imperfect characters, unreliable narrators, and genuine emotional conflict in fiction. Her background is in journalism, and though she’s lived in Asia and worked all over the world, home is now the UK. Learn more at www.dalmaclean.com

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Publisher
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
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Published on
May 23, 2019
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Pages
1146
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ISBN
9781945802966
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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From USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Lin: The Emma Wild Mysteries with Recipes. Save 40% and buy the Complete 4-Book Holiday Collection!

Fame. Mystery. Romance. From CHRISTMAS to VALENTINE'S DAY. The box set includes FOUR fun novellas at 20,000 words each.

Killer Christmas (Book 1)

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, superstar singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan's drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma's sister Mirabelle.

Who is the killer and was the drink originally intended for Emma? To add to the chaos, Sterling Matthews is the detective on the case. He'd shattered her heart nine years ago and inspired all her hit singles, but now they must work together to find the murderer before the murderer finds Emma. 

Includes holiday drink recipes.

New Year’s Slay (Book 2)

Things are heating up with Emma’s high school sweetheart, the handsome Detective Sterling Matthews, but when her movie star ex, Nick Doyle, comes looking for her with a huge diamond engagement ring, Emma’s world turns upside down. 

When the owner of The Sweet Dreams Inn is stabbed to death with a chunky knitting needle, Nick is the prime suspect because he is the inn's only guest. Emma and Sterling must work together once again to prove Nick's innocence and find the real killer.

Three’s a crowd in this murder case. Will Emma make up her mind between her first love and her Hollywood hunk?

Includes special recipes.

Death of a Snowman (Book 3) 

Everything's going well for singer Emma Wild. Taking a break from her crazy celebrity life in Hartfield has been a refreshing change, even if she did have some difficulty choosing between her movie star boyfriend Nick Doyle and her high school sweetheart Detective Sterling Matthews. But she has made up her mind: she knows who she wants to spend the rest of her life with. 

The mayor of Hartfield asks Emma to perform at the annual Snowman Festival, where there are a plethora of fun activities to cure the townspeople of their winter blues every January. But when the mayor’s two children are kidnapped in broad daylight during the snowman building contest, Emma snaps into detective mode. The only clue she has is a ransom note, which contains a couple of lines from an obscure poet named Harold Winken. She thought she also saw the children talking to a man from the stage when she was performing, but she has no idea who this mysterious man could be.

Emma asks Detective Sterling Matthews for help, but he has a new partner, a smart and beautiful brunette named Sandra who only sees Emma as a shallow nuisance. Can Emma solve the case on her own and prove that she’s more than a pretty face.

Includes snow cone recipes.

Valentine’s Day Victim (Book 4)

It looks like superstar singer Emma Wild is going to be single on Valentine’s Day. She’s ignoring all of Detective Sterling Matthew’s calls and evading her promotional duties for her third album release. All she wants to do is sit at home, watch trashy TV shows and eat junk food. 

But a journalist from Rolling Stone magazine on a tight deadline tracks her down and follows her around town the same time that Emma’s sister Mirabelle invites her to be one of the judges for the town’s annual baking contest. After the contest is over, Emma finds the winner’s dead body in a toilet stall! While Sterling and his partner Sandra arrests a contestant named Cherry, Emma thinks they have the wrong suspect. 

Can she figure out who it is before the murderer kills someone else?

Includes cupcake recipes.


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