Title: The Secret Tunnel (Mitch Mitchell Mystery #2)
Author: James Lear
Publisher: Cleis Press
Release Date: October 15, 2008
Genre(s): Gay Erotica, Gay Mystery
Page Count: 308
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The Flying Scotsman, one of the world’s legendary train journeys, has many attractions for Edward “Mitch” Mitchell, from the obliging porter to the mean guard to a troop of rough-and-ready soldiers in easily lifted kilts in the third-class carriage. But Mitch may not have time for them all before they arrive in London. When the train gets stuck in a tunnel, a dead body is found in the first-class toilet! Ever-ready Mitch decides to intervene and solve the crime. With his new Belgian sidekick Benoit, he pursues the killer through a crazy kaleidoscope of movie stars, drug dealers, royal scandals, and queens of every description. Can he finger the villain before the villain fingers him? What is the connection between Buckingham Palace and a bunch of backstreet pornographers? And what is the mystery of the secret tunnel? Mitch intends to go all the way to figure it all out.
Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Gay Erotica (2008)
The best way to explain The Secret Tunnel:
Take a detective novel of Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express, replace the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot with the American amateur sleuth Edward Mitchell who lives and works as a medical doctor in Edinburgh, add a lot of SEX SCENES, make ALL men who perform here gay or at least bisexual (those are in the minority), season everything generously with fun and delicious dialogues and you have it.
Or just imagine a literature professor devoting his spare time to writing sophisticated porn. I don’t mean Mitch, I’m talking about James Lear.
Mitch spends his leisure time with…er….I don’t want to give something away.
The Secret Tunnel is a book about how Mitch is spending his free time. (Have a look at the cover!)
And let us name it historical because we are talking about the 20s of the last century!