Book Review ~ Blog Tour ~ Murder On the Rocks by J S Strange

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When PI Jordan Jenner returns to work following the death of his mother, his first case involves a murdered writer…

James Fairview has been killed. As a member of a prestigious writing group hosted by bestselling author Joseph Gordon in the heart of Cardiff, Jordan not only has to cope with solving the mystery, but also deal with press attention.

As Jordan investigates, he discovers his mother’s death may not have been so simple. And when another writer is murdered, Jordan realises the killer could strike again…

A murdered writer, a mysterious death, and a group with jealousy at its heart, this is Jenner’s toughest case yet.

A cosy murder mystery with a gay male detective, Murder on the Rocks is the first in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. If you’re a fan of classic whodunits you will love this!

A perfect read for those looking for Welsh crime fiction.

Review

I would like to thank the author and Panther Publishing for the ARC in return for an honest review.

I found so much to enjoy in this novel!

The characterisation is also really great, having the lead character be Gay is still rare in main stream fiction, especially thrillers, so to find one as prominent in the story, is reason enough to celebrate this novel without any added reasons.  There are other reasons to celebrate him, because Jordan is spiky, damaged and driven, all of which make him fascinating to read about. I loved spending time in his company and I appreciated that the author took the time to developed him as the novel progressed.  He is well rounded and I felt an instant connection to him.  His sexuality is irrelevant to the story, which is amazing, he just happens to be gay and not added as a nominal character to the narrative. It is his personality that makes him fun to read about and the way as the story progresses he slowly changes and opens up to the reader.  I loved that having Jordan as Gay brought an LGBT character into a book that I as a thriller reader loved, because his sexuality was not what made him special, it was his keen analytical mind that made him the perfect detective.

The characterisation is also really great, having the lead character be Gay is still rare in main stream fiction, especially thrillers, so to find one as prominent in the story, is reason enough to celebrate this novel without any added reasons.  There are other reasons to celebrate him, because Jordan is spiky, damaged and driven, all of which make him fascinating to read about. I loved spending time in his company and I appreciated that the author took the time to developed him as the novel progressed.  He is well rounded and I felt an instant connection to him.  His sexuality is irrelevant to the story, which is amazing, he just happens to be gay and not added as a nominal character to the narrative. It is his personality that makes him fun to read about and the way as the story progresses he slowly changes and opens up to the reader.  I loved that having Jordan as Gay brought an LGBT character into a book that I as a thriller reader loved, because his sexuality was not what made him special, it was his keen analytical mind that made him the perfect detective.

I do hope there are more novels featuring this character.  This traditional type of crime book makes for great reading.

You can purchase this novel from Amazon

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