Title: Crazy Like A Foxe (Skyler Foxe Mysteries #6)
Author: Haley Walsh
Publisher: Foxe Press
Release Date: June 24th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance
Page Count: 284 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
High school English teacher Skyler Foxe swears he’s done being an amateur sleuth. Instead, he’d rather concentrate on his career as a teacher and on his hot boyfriend and head football coach Keith Fletcher, who is busy with football practice and an interesting new player that puts Keith in the spotlight for a change. But Skyler encounters a few homegrown surprises of his own, not the least of which is the unwelcome appearance of one of Keith’s old flames. What does HE want? And then Skyler is confronted with two shocking bits of news in his own backyard that makes him rethink his own future plans, whatever those are. But all that gets put aside when a murder occurs in plain sight at an outdoor concert. Skyler, his Scooby Gang, and even Keith join in to investigate a murder that’s far too close to home.
Look, I just love this series and these characters.
English teacher / amateur sleuth Skyler Foxe is back and this time he’s better than ever! Walsh brings back the old formula of Skyler being the only POV as he investigates the murder of one of his mentors and deals with a smarmy ex of Keith’s who is determined to stir up trouble.
“I wasn’t going to do anything.”
Keith crouched down to look at him. “You have that gleam in your eye. Let it go, Skyler.”
“I don’t have a gleam,” he muttered as Keith retreated to the bathroom to turn off the light.
“Yes, you do!”
“No I don’t!”
I loved that Keith kept his promise (from Desert Foxe) to help Skyler the next time he decides to investigate something. And even though Skyler protests that this time he’s really going to stay out of it, Keith knows better.
“Get dressed. Wear something dark. I’m going with you.”
He blinked until the soaking washcloth dribbled cooling water down his leg, snapping him out of it. “Going with me…where?”
Keith had pulled underwear and socks from the dresser drawer and sat on the bed to sort them out. “To the museum. To investigate. I assume you plan on doing so, correct? I’m going with you.”
“Going with me…to investigate? Going with me? You’re…you’re not going to scold me and tell me to stay out of it?”
“Nope. This person was important to you. I get it. Hurry up.”
“Keith…?” He watched the man dress for a moment more before he couldn’t help it. He launched on top of him, knocking Keith backward to the bed. Skyler straddled him and kissed his cheeks, forehead, and finally his mouth where he spent the longest. “Keith.” Propping his hands and looking down at the man beneath him he shook his head. “I can’t believe…I don’t understand…but I love you so much, you know that?”
Of course, the SFC jumps on board with their Scooby gang activities and it’s not long before they all find themselves in trouble and tracking down a murderer.
There’s also a story arc that kept me biting my nails where Skyler knows Keith is keeping something important from him and it creates some strain on their relationship – but no worries! Our favorite couple works through everything and is stronger than ever for it.
This installment in the series is fun, humorous, sexy, and comes, once again, with one of the most likable TSTL characters in the genre. It also comes with a small cliffhanger, not about the mystery – that’s closed and fully investigated, that’s got me panting for the next book.
I can hardly wait!