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Cards on the Table

Contemporary Mystery, Private Investigator

Fifty years ago a glamorous Hollywood party ended in murder -- the only clue a bloody Tarot card. Timothy North is trying to find out what happened that long ago summer's night, but when a Tarot card turns up pinned to his front door, the only person Tim can turn to for help is his ex-lover, Detective Jack Brady.

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Josh Lanyon does a wonderful job in Cards on the Table creating enough suspense and uncertainty around Tim, who is a compelling character, to keep you turning the pages. This is the first time I've read something by Josh Lanyon and I will certainly go looking for more.
Sabella for Joyfully Reviewed
Cards on the Table is a great little mystery story with a side tale of wrong moments and missed connections. The confusion and indecision that both men felt when faced with the circumstances surrounding their relationship, the mystery of the tarot cards, the suspense and drama, all joined together to create a great story.
Hayley for Fallen Angels Reviews
Former journalist-turned-writer Tim North uses his sleuthing skills to solve a fifty-year-old murder mystery. Unfortunately, his keen ability to weed out the truth isn't as honed when it comes to understanding his lover, detective Jack Brady. The story delivers action and suspense with a light sprinkle of erotic encounters sure to delight.
Scandalous Minx for Literary Nymphs
Josh Lanyon combines suspense, drama and hot sex in Cards on the Table. It kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Tim is a writer and shy, but when he takes his clothes off, he becomes hotter than sin. Jack is confused at first, but his feelings for Tim seem to overwhelm him into action. And Jack won't let anyone kill his lover before Jack can understand what he feels for Tim. Cards on the Table has a little of something for everyone and you will not be sorry you read this one!
Tina for Two Lips Reviews
... a near-perfect mystery. Suspenseful, sexy and with just enough characters and diversions to keep readers guessing.
Gary M. Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News
...a colorful cast of supporting characters and a romantic interest that felt wonderfully human to me. Jack is at varying times hard as a rock or so vulnerable I wanted to give him a hug. He reacts in realistic ways ñ which means he doesn't always make the nice guy choice ñ but he's probably one of the nicest guys I've read by Lanyon so far.
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Cards on the Table
February 2012 (revised),
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Barnes & Noble
February 2012 (revised),
JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Narrated by Sean Crisden
Also appeared in
Partners in Crime:
Boy Meets Body
Trade paperback
2007, mlrpress
No longer available

Partners in Crime
2008, Loose id
No longer available

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