Monday, May 23, 2011

Drag and Drop

Title: Drag and Drop
Author: Etienne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61372-008-0
Genre: {M/M} Mystery
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

George Martin, of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department, is called to the crime scene of a drag queen found murdered in his dressing room. The investigation leads to other bodies of gay men, who had been dumped in secluded areas. The hunt is on for a serial killer, or killers, operating in several cities close to Daytona Beach.

Drag and Drop is the second book in the Avondale Story series. The story starts out with the murder of a drag queen. However the investigation is only a small portion of the over two hundred pages book. Most of the pages feature George and Mike’s social life, as well as their circle of friends. George and Mike spend a great deal of time in the pursuit of buying real estate, along with getting their friends set up as tenants, wine tasting plus eating out. George has been promoted to Captain, which removes him from the actual field work of investigating. I got the impression that solving crimes is a sidebar in the true storyline of George and Mike’s ordinary daily routine. Intimacy is mentioned but no actual intimacy scenes are illustrated. Overall, I was disappointed by the lack of drama usually associated in mysteries. Fans who are fond of sedate stories highlighting life in and around Florida will find Drag and Drop enjoyable.

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