Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries

4 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

Killing Me Softly Summary

Between the gentle trade winds and the thriving tourist trade, the year-round summer days and the languid nights, the living is easy in Key West. That's just the way P.I. Gideon Lowry likes it.

These days, when he's not bird-dogging AWOL witnesses for the state attorney's office, Gideon's at the keyboard, giving them Gershwin and Porter to chase away the blues and help chase down the booze.

That's where Virginia Murphy finds him. Shrouded in somber white, she's come back to Key West to lay a real ghost to rest - by finding out who murdered her sister, Lila, nearly 40 years before.

For Gideon, it's a gig that leads him down the darker side of memory lane - where haunting snatches of his own past, like the timeless melodies he plays, linger on. Secrets linger there, too. But they're buried as deeply as the paradise that was Florida's landscape, now entombed beneath the concrete of Bayard Cement. That ubiquitous family business - and the wealthy, influential clan behind it - are a wall that Gideon slams up against harder and harder as he investigates his hometown's hidden history.

That's when Gideon takes the pledge - to unlock the shocking truth that Key West has concealed too long beneath its sunny, sultry surface, and to face a killer's music and dance.

©2014 John Leslie (P)2017 John Leslie
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  • Book 1

    • Killing Me Softly

    • Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: John Leslie
    • Narrated by: David A. Wood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Between the gentle trade winds and the thriving tourist trade, the year-round summer days and the languid nights, the living is easy in Key West. That's just the way P.I. Gideon Lowry likes it. These days, when he's not bird-dogging AWOL witnesses for the state attorney's office, Gideon's at the keyboard, giving them Gershwin and Porter to chase away the blues and help chase down the booze. That's where Virginia Murphy finds him. Shrouded in somber white, she's come back to Key West to lay a real ghost to rest - by finding out who murdered her sister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Just a backwater at the end of the road..."

    • By Norma Miles on 30-05-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • Night and Day

    • Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: John Leslie
    • Narrated by: David A. Wood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Gideon Lowry is playing his weekly piano gig at a quiet hotel, fighting his daily urge for a drink. That's where Asia finds him. She's trying to find her estranged husband, who's lost in the reverie surrounding his obsession: Hemingway. But Asia doesn't want him back, she wants a divorce. As the Hemingway festival builds to its crescendo, mainland violence pays a nasty visit. There's an evil dancing behind the carefree facades of Duval Street, and it will take every sun-bitten ounce of Gideon's Conch resolve to reel it in...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Another mermaid singing .. but not for me."

    • By Norma Miles on 24-07-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 3

    • Love for Sale

    • Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: John Leslie
    • Narrated by: David A. Wood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Key West P.I. Gideon Lowry is no longer drowning his sorrow in rum these days. He's just drowning, and in desperate need of a lifesaver. Enter Katy Morgan of a local escort service, just the woman to see him through another lonely night. But by the morning after, it's Katy who hits rock bottom - her body is found on the kitchen floor of her trailer, way beyond anyone's help. The gruesome discovery plunges Gideon into a quarter-million-dollar mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm here to talk about Katie.

    • By Norma Miles on 28-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 4

    • Blue Moon

    • Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: John Leslie
    • Narrated by: David A. Wood
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Years ago, Gideon and Gaby were a hot item, before her true love - her Blue Moon restaurant - monopolized her time. But now her wheeler-dealer fiancé, Roy Emerson, is refusing to take a simple medical test and she wants Gideon to find out why. Fired up by his misfortunes and a strong desire to protect Gaby, Gideon begins an investigation into Roy’s background that stretches from Key West to the Wild West - Wyoming. And the results are explosive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Location, location, location.

    • By Norma Miles on 17-02-18
    • Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: John Leslie
    • Narrated by: David A. Wood
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-12-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £18.29