The Ghost Had an Early Checkout
Sequel to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks
by Josh Lanyon
Genre: LGBT Mystery
To live and draw in L.A.
Now living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won't You Die, My Darling?
Horace owns the famous, but now run-down, Hollywood hotel Angels Rest, rumored to be haunted. But as far as Perry can tell, the scariest thing about Angels Rest is the cast of crazy tenants--one of whom seems determined to bring down the final curtain on Horace--and anyone else who gets in the way.
The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks
by Josh Lanyon
His romantic weekend in ruins, shy twenty-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat -- and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont? Perry turns to help from "tall, dark and hostile" former navy SEAL Nick Reno -- but is Reno all that he seems?
Interview with Josh Lanyon
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Impatient but usually fair-minded.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Impatient but usually—oh wait.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Huh? Is that a thing? Do writers get to do that? Seriously, I like to garden, I like to read (usually vintage mysteries), I like to swim in the summer and take long walks in the winter, and I like to spend hours researching new projects. That last one sounds like work, but I actually find research—in-depth research—very relaxing. It’s one of the most fun parts of any new project.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I think any of the FBI-centered series books would make entertaining movies. They’re full of action but they’re very romantic too—and it would be a refreshing change to see LGBTQ characters starring in action films. But also I think Snowball in Hell, which is a 1940s noir mystery-romance, would make a terrific film—if it had enough of a budget to do it right.
What’s up next?
Next up is The Monuments Men Murders, the fourth installment of The Art of Murder series. I’m also beginning a new trilogy called Bedknobs & Broomsticks which is kind of a gay McMillan and Wife meets Bewitched. The first book is titled Mainly by Moonlight. I’m very excited about both those projects.
Josh Lanyon is the author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance.
Her work has been translated into eleven languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, 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). The Adrien English Series was awarded All Time Favorite Male/Male Series in the 2nd Annual contest held by the 20,000+ Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads M/M Hall of Fame award.
Josh is married and lives in Southern California.
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