ARC Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

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ARC Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon
Murder at Pirate's Cove

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: February 29 2020
Genre: LGBT
Series: Secrets and Scrabble #1

“This entire book felt like a really short read to me, but all the aspects of a good mystery are there.”
~ Under the Covers

I was so excited to learn that Josh Lanyon was going to write Cozy Mysteries! As a fan of Lanyon’s writing style and Cozy Mysteries, I was looking forward to seeing what a mystery series from a M/M author would be like. I loved the Adrien English series, so I had some high expectations for this new one.

First off, the backstory of Rhode Island offers a different feel right off the bat. It has a little bit of an eerie vibe to it, so I think it matched well with the genre. Another big concept of the series is pirates so it was nice to see Lanyon playing around with that.

I was a little slow to like Ellery, but I do enjoy the writing style. It’s a bit slower than the other Mysteries that I like to read, but I liked the fact that the murder happened quickly. This entire book felt like a really short read to me, but all the aspects of a good mystery are there. I think it has a promising start and I am definitely looking forward to more from Ellery and Carson.

Oh yeah, in case you’re wondering, there’s no on-screen sex or violence in this book.


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About Josh Lanyon

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.


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Thanks for the review Annie


I’m always interested in new cozies.