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Summary

From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels

Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author.

Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust.

Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst - but who?

©2018 Josh Lanyon (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Very Enjoyable

Such an enjoyable listen! I loved the plots little twists and turns which were all added to by a smattering of holiday romance and snarky ex boyfriends.
Highly recommended if you want a light murder mystery with a little romance thrown in.

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  • Richard Rackley
  • 03-06-18

Another great book

Really liked the narrator. Thought it was amazing. Loved the John and carter characters. I hope there is some sort of SEQUEL!!

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  • Pippin
  • 29-05-18

Enjoyable

I always enjoy a book by Josh Lanyon. The narrator did a great job too.

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  • Karen - New York
  • 22-05-18

Loved it!

Fabulous. Loved Carter oh so much😎 Loved the mystery, the romance between him and John. The narrator was awesome, would love to hear more from him. Storyline was awesome.

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  • ELSA
  • 07-05-18

great plot

This was an interesting completely captivating mystery with fun characters - and the narrator was perfect for this book

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  • Kiana
  • 07-05-18

Agatha Christie with a Lanyon Twist!

This is a great Lanyon mystery, and it kept my interest for the entire time. Gary Furlong did a superb job with the narration! There are more than eight main (side) characters, and they each had a distinctive voice. The only downside to the story was that the romance wasn’t as fleshed out as it could have been, it is a Lanyon novel so the mystery comes first obviously, but it was still adorable and fun.

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  • Lauren Prouty
  • 30-04-18

Agatha Christie on the road

Would you try another book from Josh Lanyon and/or Gary Furlong?

Of course, I have found I can never pass by anything Lanyon writes - its always enjoyable. Gary Furlong is new to me and he did a good job I could easily tell which character was talking.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

No it was fine as is. It was just what I wanted - an escapist light read.

Which character – as performed by Gary Furlong – was your favorite?

Carter

Was Murder Takes the High Road worth the listening time?

Yes, it was.

Any additional comments?

This was, as I said, a light read and it was fun. It seemed to be a cross of And Then There Were None and If Its Tuesday It Must Be Belgium - cute.

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  • Trio
  • 29-04-18

Absolutely Perfect!

I can't even believe how much I loved Murder Takes the High Road. I really do love everything Josh Lanyon writes, but this was truly spectacular.

The mystery was completely original and kept me guessing through the end.

The romance was sweet, and quaint, and totally hot - and worked 100% of the time.

And the ENDING was wonderful.

Lanyon fans will be right pleased and if you haven't had the pleasure of one of my all time favorite authors, this is the perfect book with which to start!

Regarding the audio version, Gary Furlong was perfect. He had some challenging accents to deal with in this one and handled them well. I'll definitely look for him again.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 28-04-18

Loved it!

Where does Murder Takes the High Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well I’ve enjoyed all of Josh’s books, but I have to say I really enjoyed this one. From the settings to the mystery wrapped in a mystery to the all so real drama that comes with relationships to the spark of falling in love unexpectedly.
The narrator was really easy to listen to with a great range. I totally blew though this one wanting to know what was going to happen next. The only thing I’m disappointed about, is that it’s over. Thank you Josh!

What other book might you compare Murder Takes the High Road to and why?

Maybe something from the Adrian English series or maybe even the Cotton Malone series.

Have you listened to any of Gary Furlong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven’t but will be sure to check out more!

Any additional comments?

More please!