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Extended Audio Sample The Back Passage (Unabridged), by James Lear
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lear Narrator: Daniel Carter Publisher: Cleis Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective - all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style whodunit.

But wait.... Edward Mitch Mitchell is no Hercule Poirot, and The Back Passage is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mitch is a handsome, insatiable 22-year-old hunk who never lets a clue stand in the way of a steamy encounter, whether it's with the local constabulary, the house secretary, or his school chum and fellow athlete Boy Morgan, who becomes his Watson when they're not busy boffing each other.

When Reg Walworth is found dead in a cabinet, Sir James Eagle has his servant Meeks immediately arrested as the killer. But Mitch's observant eye pegs more plausible possibilities: polysexual chauffeur Hibbert, queenly pervert Leonard Eagle, missing scion Rex, sadistic copper Kennington, even Sir James Eagle himself.

Blackmail, police corruption, a dizzying network of spyholes and secret passages, watersports, and a nonstop queer orgy backstairs and everyplace else mark this hilariously hard-core mystery by a major new talent.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 2/5/2014

    " Apart from the fact this is hidden in my cupboard because of the art work LOL, it was a rollicking good read! Witty, well written, and with a style that balanced the modern reader with the period setting perfectly, or at least nothing jarred for me. Good and hot, too, no coyness on the sex which is refreshing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ollie | 2/1/2014

    " What do you get when you mix gay pornography with Agatha Christie? That must be the question James Lear asked himself when he set out to write this short piece of filth set in 1920s England. Mitch is a hot, young American studying in Cambridge who is invited to spend a weekend at Drekeham Hall, the type of English country house where a lot of shenanigans goes on both up and down stairs. The novel opens with Mitch busy trying to give his best friend "Boy" Morgan a blowjob in a hallway closet, when suddenly interrupted by a piercing scream from somewhere else in the house. From then on, each chapter revolves around one or other type of sexual encounter Mitch must get through before he can assemble more clues on the murder. The question becomes not who was killed, but who will Mitch fuck next. As a light summer read, this is a perfect book to get you through the first warm days of the season, providing also a few chuckles here and there. Anyone who loves murder mysteries, in particular the golden age types, will be amused by Lear's pastiche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Bradshaw | 1/27/2014

    " A hot romp with Edward MITCH Mitchell who never lets a murder stop him from a quickie. When Reg Walworth is found dead in a closet, Mitch hops on the trail to find the killer screwing any man that steps in front of him. A funny tale set in 1920 England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/25/2014

    " Granted, the other reviewers were correct about the strange over-abunance of gay men in the book, but I still found this to be a fun and entertaining read. I loved the language... coarse at times, yes; but I liked the down-and-dirty prose. Quite enjoyable, I thought. Satisfied the itch. Will definately look into the next of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Duncan | 1/17/2014

    " A 'romping' good yarn, plenty of romps, and even a little bit of a murder mystery to go with it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Watt | 1/1/2014

    " The actual murder plot of this story is interesting, but while it is an erotic novel, it is not subtle or semantic like the great works of Nin, it's a bit too out there and unrealistic, the plot spans three days, if that, and within 200 pages there is a lot of sex. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Mock | 11/25/2013

    " The whodunnit plot is secondary to the light tone and hot sex scenes, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 11/23/2013

    " Not alot of substance but an enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/16/2013

    " Delightfully raunchy m/m mystery in the best 1920s English country house style. Protagonist Edward "Mitch" Mitchell manages to be endearing as he attempts to solve the mystery... when he's not distracted by sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Huffman-black | 10/12/2013

    " James Lear's writing style is unique and addicting. His tongue-in-cheek humor worked well with the combination highbrow English mystery/ down-and-dirty erotica. I can't wait to read more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (Tim) | 9/24/2013

    " This was maybe the most funny, erotic mystery I've ever read. I've already bought the second beook fron borders and I know I will be starting it soon. Mitch is definately my kind of Hero:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. | 3/29/2013

    " Non-stop graphic sex and laughs. I have no idea how this author manages to add in sex every five or so pages and still tells a coherent, hilarious story. I am dead jealous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Williams | 3/27/2013

    " A frothy little country house mystery with a gay twist or two. The detective can't keep it in his pants so it's a wonder there's any investigation done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/2/2012

    " Surprisingly well written, sexy and a lot of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nickie | 5/6/2012

    " The title implied that it would be a bit more knowing than it was. Read it in 2 days, so it was a quick read, but not up to much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Philip | 12/24/2011

    " Cannot believe I read this book. Shoulda known by the cover that it was gonna be pure smut. "

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