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ISBN 978-1-57344-329-6
5 x 8, 304 pages

Gay Sex

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The Secret Tunnel

Mitch Mitchell is back! All aboard the Flying Scotsman as the horny hero of The Back Passage tackles a new case that mixes murder, mystery and mansex.

Handsome, muscular Edward "Mitch" Mitchell made a splash in James Lear's spicy variation on the British cozy mystery, The Back Passage. Now he's back in this steamy send-up of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, travelling from Edinburgh to London for a reunion with his ex, "Boy" Morgan. All aboard the Flying Scotsman for a ride that's anything but smooth, as Mitch discovers his fellow travellers include Belgian power bottom Bertrand, sleazy starlet Daisy Athenasy and her butch publicist Peter Dickinson. Add to the recipe a group of kilt-wearing soldiers, some very accommodating railway workers and a dead body tumbling out of the toilet, and you have a magical mix of comedy, mystery and non-stop sex.

"A wickedly brisk blend of sexual romps and intricate sleuthing. Cliche-free erotica is a treasure; an intelligent mystery is a pleasure. Finding both between the covers of the same book is elegantly orgasmic." —Richard Labonté, Q Syndicate

"James Lear's novels have dominated gay erotic fiction charts since publication. Just a few pages in, the secret of Lear's success becomes blindingly apparent...But it's not just the sex that keeps you reading. Lear's prose is vibrant and colourful...This isn't porn accompanied by a wah-wah guitar, this is porn to the strains of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, each vividly realised ejaculation accompanied by a fanfare and the crashing of cymbals."
TIME OUT *****

"Lear takes the conventional British murder mystery and turns it on its ear by adding a hearty dose of graphic gay sex and a comedic sensibility...So much fun, you don't care when or how the mystery will be solved." —Bay Area Reporter

"James Lear is king of erotic fiction." —Tattered Cover Bookstore

"A fabulous read" —SX Magazine

James Lear is the nom de plume of a prolific and acclaimed novelist. As James Lear, he is the author of The Back Passage, Hot Valley, and The Palace of Varieties. He lives in London.

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