While doing research for my novel I ran across Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden and bought it.
This is the story of a widowed bisexual detective, Kyle Dubois, who is investigating the murder of a young man. The body is found by Jesse Morales, who just finished college and wants to write mystery novels.
Jesse wants to learn as much as he can about crime investigation to write his novels; Kyle wants this kid away from his crime scene.
What they both want is to be with each other.
Jesse wants to help; Kyle wants Jesse safe. Jesse is dealing with his obnoxious co-worker ex; Kyle is dealing with the death of his wife, his bi-virgin status, and insecurity at the age difference between them.
But Jesse is a persistent little cuss, inserting himself both into the crime investigation and into Kyle’s affections, to the point that things get much too serious – and deadly.
There are some fairly funny scenes (Kyle has to deal with his slightly homophobic yet good-natured partner) as well as some excellent description.
The only real criticism I have is that it dragged a bit at the beginning. But halfway through, I couldn’t put it down. Definitely reading more from this author.
I give this four thumbs up!