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by Dean James


I wanted a light mystery series and found this series of 4 books featuring a gay vampire detective- Simon Kirby Jones.

Read the entire series, July 31, 2011. I wanted a light mystery series and found this series of 4 books featuring a gay vampire detective- Simon Kirby Jones. Gay vampire" was the ploy used to differentiate itself from other cozy mysteries but the character was taking anti-vampire pills which defeated the whole purpose.

Faked To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (James, Dean, Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery. Decorated to Death offers readers another good mystery. Posted To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery. For those coming to the series for the first time, the author does a good job for the most part of weaving the necessary background information into his narrative, though further explanation of the woman Simon refers to as his Nemesis would have served even repeat readers well.

Praise for simon kirby-jones mysteries

Praise for simon kirby-jones mysteries. Cheeky prose, delicious innuendo and wit, the clever juxtaposition of characters and a preposterous hero result in great entertainment. Dean has a way of poking fun at all the English country house conventions while constructing a true mystery, and the reader has fun right along with him. Give yourself a treat with Faked to Death. Charlaine Harris, author of Club Dead.

Decorated to Death (Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries Dean James. Year Published: 2004. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Year Published: 2005. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Faked To Death: A Simon Kirby Jones Mystery (James, Dean, Simon Kirby Jones Mystery. Talk about a special cup of tea-James serves up his own unique brew, a gay cozy with a sexy vampire protagonist, and along the way, he pays homage to past masters of the genre. Victor J. Banis, author of TALES FROM .

Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries From the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, a. .A charming and refreshing take on the classic locked-room mystery, Decorated to Death is sure to endear fans of the cozy mystery genre.

Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries From the New York Times bestselling author of the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, a traditional British village cozy mystery series. with a twist! A well-crafted mystery combines with whimsical characters to create an imaginative spoof on the classic locked-room mystery. Publishers Weekly A delightful English village whodunit filled with some of the most eccentric characters you’ll ever run across in a mystery novel.

Even the eccentric denizens of Snupperton Mumsley might be surprised by Simon Kirby-Jones's rather unusual lifestyle. But murder is a more than adequate distraction when a visiting celebrity meets his maker - and Simon must suss out a killer. Похожие книги: Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight? Book Description Christmas is just around the corner.

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with a twist! "A well-crafted mystery combines with whimsical characters to create an imaginative spoof on the classic locked-room mystery. with a twist! "Agatha Award-winning author Dean James has penned a chatty charmer of a first book in this new cozy-with-a-kink series.

2004) (The third book in the Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery series) A novel by Dean James. August 2004 : USA Hardback. Not everyone can claim both Hercule Poirot and Nancy Drew as inspiration - but not everyone is a vampire sleuth from the States who pulled up stakes to live in a small English village. Even the eccentric denizens of Snupperton Mumsley might be surprised by Simon Kirby-Jones's rather unusual lifestyle.

The arrival of the flamboyant, obnoxious TV decorating star Hezekia "Zeke" Harwood in the peaceful Bedforshire village of Snupperton Mumsley at the invitation of Lady Prunella Bliterington, who has asked him to redecorate her drawing room, leads to disaster when Harwood turns up dead and Simon Kirby-Jones must investigate to prove that the prime suspect, Lady Prunella, is innocent.
Hadadel
Simon's village is about to be shaken up by the visit of a tv "celebrity" interior designer. Zeke is aggressive, self obsessed, has an over inflated sense of self worth and everyone is below him. He comes to Snupperton Mumsley to makeover one of the residents home and starts ruffling feathers and making some enemies. Before long our "Tres Zeke" is found dead and Simon soon gets in the thick of it to find out who amongst them is the killer.

As always the book is a great light hearted, silly adventure and gossip fest. The continuing flirting between Simon and Giles steps up a notch as more pretty people come into their life and their try to figure out who done it.

These books always remind me of murder she wrote although instead of a little old lady as the investigator we have a well bred, camp intelligent man who happens to be gay and a vampire. The book is filled with humor, flirting and has a few wee twists. This is an easy fun read and also part of a series but you could easily get away with picking this up and reading as a stand alone, 3/5 for me this time.
Brightcaster
Simon Kirby-Jones, like any other amateur detective worth his or her salt, has the fortunate habit of being in the right place at the wrong time. In the few months since he's moved from Texas to the quaint English village of Snupperton-Mumsley, Simon has stumbled over at least as many corpses as Murder She Wrote's Jessica Fletcher encounters on an average book tour. And like that grand dame of polite cozies, Simon too is a prolific writer, the author of well-respected historical biographies as well as two series of books, romances and mysteries, which he publishes pseudonymously. Enticing as his secret life of letters is, Simon's forays into lower-brow literature are not his only secret: he also happens to be a vampire, a gay vampire, in a world in which, however, medical advances have taken away much of the unpleasantness associated with that condition. Simon does try to limit his exposure to sunlight, and garlic remains a no-no, but he neither requires nor desires the blood-quaffing that has given generations of vampires a bad reputation. Or, at least, Simon never used to have such cravings....

In this third installment in Dean James' amusing series of vampire cozies, our gentlemanly undead protagonist finds himself in the uncomfortable position of gazing upon his acquaintances' pulsing neck veins with something approaching lust: the pills he takes thrice daily to ward off his vampiric impulses seem to be failing--a delicious development. There is also, of course, a murder: Zeke Harwood, the flamboyant host of the popular decorating show Très Zeke, is bludgeoned to death while redoing the drawing room of nearby Blitherington Hall.

Decorated to Death offers readers another good mystery. For those coming to the series for the first time, the author does a good job for the most part of weaving the necessary background information into his narrative, though further explanation of the woman Simon refers to as his Nemesis would have served even repeat readers well. Fans of the series will find the book most interesting for Simon's unwilling flirtation with traditional vampirism, and for his more welcome flirtation with his personal assistant, young aristocrat Giles Blitherington.

Reviewed by Debra Hamel, author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
Lost Python
While many of the flaws which pestered the first episode of this series were no longer to be found in the second one and neither have reappeared here -that constant use of those double surnames, though...- I cannot say I am completely happy about this novel.

Mr James decides to play the card of the witty parody of the sleuth stories and he lets his main hero explicitly mention the fact. This plot device is not as funny as one could imagine, though, at least not in the long run.
Simon looks again a little too self complacent and his dialogues with the handsome Inspector Chase are a lot less sparkling than they could. Even the sexual tension between the two as well as that with Giles appear dimmer than they could have been.

It is a fun read, but less than expected; there are some annoying inconsistencies scattered here and there, such as a statement about Giles not being aware of his beauty followed by the opposite one after no more than two pages.
Blackredeemer
Simon is invited to Gile's home to see a famous 'telly' reality decorator to the stars, redo Lady Prunella's drawing room being redone for the show.

Amidst screams of 'red' and 'drawing room' causes fainting spells and more. Much more, in fact, murder of the star decorator draped upon the sofa in Red!

Once again, Simon is asked for his unofficial help by Chief of police, Robin and unearths all types of sinister sins among the family of the decorator himself.

This book is humorous and keeps you wondering about a sub-plot brewing beneath the obvious. Is Simon to be disclosed for nefarious reasons?
Meztihn
While perhaps not to be ranked among the world's great literary triumphs this chapter in the Simon Kirby-Jones series retains all the joy and zest of the prior books in the series. A great, fun, read and a really good cozy murder mystery. Enjoy reading with a cup of your favorite tea or brandy!
Sarin
It is my experience that any book written by this erudite and wonderfully imaginative scholar will result in an extraordinary read. His superior wordsmith ability enables this author to utilize just the right word to convey the intended nuance. His plots move forward at a saucy pace embedded in remarkable descriptive and metaphorical soil. It is always a pleasure to share the Dean James books with friends, and to enjoy the pleasure which they report.
Hucama
What could be better than a gay vampire who solves crimes? I found this tale immensely enjoyable, both as a mystery and as a way to immerse myself in English country life. The characters are delightful (or dreadful in the case of Zeke Harwood, the nasty decorator). The setting is charming. I found myself wanting to wander around the world of Snupperton Mumsley. Brew up a cup of hot tea and read this wonderful story. It's a perfect read for an inclement night. I've read every book in the series. Anyone who doesn't like them obviously suffers from deplorable taste.
Decorated To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery ebook
Author:
Dean James
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Mystery
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Kensington; 1st edition (April 1, 2004)
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232 pages
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4.1
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