Adrien English

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 297 ratings

Fatal Shadows Summary

Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

©Copyright 2012 Josh Lanyon (P)2012 Josh Lanyon
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  • Book 1

    • Fatal Shadows

    • The Adrien English Mysteries
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and audiobook

    • By Josie on 22-08-13

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • A Dangerous Thing

    • An Adrien English Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Suffering from writer's block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive. By the time the sheriffs arrive the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth. But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake. Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them - no matter what the cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story

    • By Josie on 22-08-13

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 3

    • The Hell You Say

    • The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally. After bookstore clerk Angus flees following terrifying death threats, Adrien must contend with a mysterious Satanic cult, a hot and handsome university professor, and his on-again/off-again relationship with closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan. And oh yes, murder...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like consistyency in a series

    • By Teddy on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 4

    • Death of a Pirate King

    • Adrien English Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD - which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own!

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Tide

    • Adrien English Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. Jake is only too happy to have reason to stay in close contact with Adrien, but there are more surprises in Adrien's past than either one of them expects -- and one of them may prove hazardous to Jake's own heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so so good

    • By Rombooklover on 27-03-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5.5

    • So This Is Christmas

    • The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Kale Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books - and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding a missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating narration

    • By Anonymous User on 22-12-17

    Regular price: £13.79