Last Gasp

· Kip O'Connor M/M Mystery Book 1 · S.C. Wynne
3 reviews

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LGBT Cozy Mystery

Kip O’Connor lives a simple life in the little seaside town of Pearl Bay. Unless it’s tourist season, things tend to be pretty peaceful. There is, however, one never-ending source of irritation in the form of Police Chief Merrick Dawson.

Merrick is Kip’s older brother’s BFF, and nothing seems to bring Merrick more joy than nagging Kip about silly things. You’d think a Police Chief would have more important things to do than lecture Kip on parking tickets and picking up pet waste, but somehow Merrick always finds the time.

When Kip decides to take an art class at the local community college, he’s annoyed to find Merrick has also enrolled in the course. The instructor takes a shine to Kip, and soon they become friends outside of class. Merrick warns Kip of the dangers of blurring those lines and befriending his teacher, but Kip is flattered by the attention.

When his art teacher is found stabbed through the forehead with a palette knife, Kip is determined to figure out who killed his new friend. Merrick naturally thinks Kip getting involved in the investigation is a horrible idea, but when has Kip ever listened to that irksome, pig-headed Merrick Dawson?

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
georgette brown
November 1, 2021
4.5 What can I say…a gay male version of Agatha Raisin. This is a very low angst story about Kip O’Conner, a professional dog walker who stumbles upon a mystery. The book is well written and the story flows well. There are slight inconsistencies, but not enough to interfere with the enjoyment of the story. I will read the next installment, if only to see if Kip and Merrick finally get together or if they continue to circle around each other like two lovesick teenagers. The romance aspect of the story, if one could call it that, was beyond mild. Merrick obviously likes Kip, but chooses to utilize fourth grade antics to let him know. Kip is too busy being annoyed by Merrick’s status as Kip’s older brother’s best friend he is oblivious to the signs. The only people who see the attraction and potential of the relationship are Merrick and Kip’s mothers. The mystery aspect of the story met the threshold of cozy.. This is a pleasant story that is worth the read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Debbie Benson
October 29, 2021
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Kip leads a quiet life and certainly wasn't expecting the events that happened around him. His mom is trying to set him up with Merrick but he's resisting. Merrick watches over Kip. The bad guys were a surprise and also what they were responsible for. I look forward to more in this series.
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About the author

S.C. Wynne is a Lambda winner and has been writing MM Romance and Gay mystery since 2013. She lives in California with her wonderful husband, two quirky kids, and a loony rescue pup named Ditto.

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