Thursday, July 9, 2015

Buck Baxter & The Disappearing Divas

Author: Geoffrey Knight
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Publisher URL: www.wildecity.com
ISBN: 978-1-925180-83-1
Genre: {M/M} Romantic Mystery Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

The show must go on, but in the last days before The Snake Charmer’s Slave play is due to open, the odds seems to be working against it.

Buck Baxter & The Disappearing Divas is the sequel to Buck Baxter, Love Detective. The fascinating plot exhibits the murder and mayhem in the works at the Maharaja Majestic Theater and Buck, along with his mouthy assistant Stella, has been hired to solve the case. Naturally everyone connected with the theater is a suspect. However, Buck discovers a few revelations during his investigation. For instance, the theater is a deathtrap for the unwary. Some of the financial supporters are known to have illegal activities but are too powerful to ever bring to justice. Buck also questions the owner’s tea imports from India after a deadly theater mishap.

The characters are witty, as well as being entertaining. Buck is struggling with new feelings of love for Harry plus finding a murderer.  Harry is struggling with hiding the fact he is gay from his wealthy father, while attempting to convince Buck the love is reciprocated. The actors display an over the top persona as if they are always on stage to be worshipped by adoring fans.

Geoffrey Knight has created a captivatingly enjoyable saga. I was mainly impressed by the unexpected shock aspect constructed into the otherwise traditional mystery theme. 

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