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A Dangerous Thing

Contemporary Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

In this second LA-based adventure, bookseller Adrien English arrives at the Pine Shadow Ranch (left to him by a beloved grandmother) to find a corpse in his driveway. But by the time the unfriendly local sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared.

Who are the mysterious strangers excavating on his land? And will he sort out his problems with LAPD Detective Jake Riordan, heavily into S/M sex but not so hot on relationships? Find out in this engrossing, slyly witty thriller.

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

A damn good read is the consensus for this witty, tightly plotted thriller, a follow-up to the popular Fatal Shadows. If you like your detective fiction to be gay and entertaining, this is the book for you. The bookish and ill-starred Adrien English finds his quiet vacation turning into a summer of dead bodies and sex-obsessed detectives.
Editors Pick, Divadirect
Written in a terse and laconic style, this is an exciting and entertaining read.
Colin Spencer, gaytimes
Lanyon's second book is a riveting romp, moving along at an incredible pace.  Detective Jake Riordan's coming to terms with his first relationship with a man manages to be touching without being cliche-ridden.
Scott Matthewman, Gay.com UK
The second Adrien English murder mystery, A Dangerous Thing, is a likable, fast-paced detective story featuring a gay bookseller/novelist turned amateur sleuth.  Enjoyable enough to have fans old and new clamoring for a third.
Gary M. Kramer, Lambda Book Report

OTHER GOODIES

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A Dangerous Thing
E-book
May 2012
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
iBooks
Smashwords
Trade paperback
May 2012
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Amazon
CreateSpace

Audiobook
March 2013
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Narrator: Chris Patton
Audible.com
Amazon
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDITIONS
Danger à Pine Shadow
(French)
E-book
December 2015
MxM Bookmark
MxM Bookmark

Das Geheimnis
von Pine Shadow
(German)
E-book
April 2015
Bruno Gmünder Verlag
Translated by
Nicola Heine & Timm Stafe
Amazon
Amazon.de
Barnes & Noble
Paperback
April 2015
Bruno Gmünder Verlag
Translated by
Nicola Heine & Timm Stafe
Amazon
Amazon.de

Una Cosa Pericolosa
(Italian)
E-book
August 2015
Triskell Edzione
Amazon
Amazon.it
Trade paperback
August 2015
Triskell Edzione
Amazon
Amazon.it

Cosas Peligrosas
(Spanish)
E-book
November 2014
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Translated by
Traductores Anónimos
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Smashwords

Shisha-no-sasayaki
(Japanese)
E-book
December 2013, Shinshokan
Translated into Japanese
by Aku Fuyuto
Amazon,co.jp
Trade paperback
December 2013, Shinshokan
Translated into Japanese
by Aku Fuyuto
Amazon,co.jp
Een Gevaarijk lets
(Dutch)
E-book
Trade paperback
2011, Merc Books
No longer available
COLLECTIONS

The Adrien English Mysteries
E-book
Comprising Fatal Shadows and A Dangerous Thing
2007, Loose Id
Out of print.


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