From: a mean old Daddy, but I like you - Joni Mitchell
The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery
Congratulations to Laura Antoniou (author of Marketplace series), for 2013 RAINBOW Awards in:
Best B/T & LGBT Contemporary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Contemporary & Historical Romance
My slave loves murder mystery books and said this was a great book. Not only was it a good book but the setting was a leather convention and it was filled with realistic leather community characters. The slave and I met Laura Antoniou at a leather event which is where we learned of the new book. Laura is a charming old school leather heart with great powers of awareness and a wicked sense of humor. She is one of those magical people that help make the leather community what it is.
-=From the Back Cover=-
Many People Wanted Mack Steel...But Who Wanted Him Dead?
In Manhattan's Grand Sterling Hotel, home of the annual Mr. and Ms. Global Leather contest, last year's hunky but haughty winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, mysteriously wearing only a pair of frilly, bright yellow panties. Cormac "Mack" Steel made a lot of enemies during his year wearing the studded leather sash, not the least being his co-winner Mistress Ravenfyre. But she is not alone—there are over three thousand attendees from all over the world at this year's event, some of whom had very personal issues with the fallen leather world royalty.
Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum, who must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, to discover who murdered the late Mack Steel—and hopefully do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home.
Hailed as "fifty shades of funny," The Killer Wore Leather is a murder mystery only Laura Antoniou could write. In addition to the million-selling Marketplace series of erotic novels, Laura's work has been translated into Spanish, German, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean. She resides in New York City.
The plot is fast-paced, the characters engagingly realized, and The Killer Wore Leather" is deftly spiced with dry humor that makes the reader both laugh and think for a moment about the point being made. The accurate information provided on the standards of behavior and the consensual nature of kink/BDSM for both gay and heterosexual practitioners make this novel a distinctive addition to any LGBT collection."
–LGBT American Library Association
"This is, hands-down, the best novel, in any genre, that I have read in quite a long time. I reveled in the mystery; the MCs were sympathetic and whip-smart (for the most part). The background setting of the "Mr. and Ms. Global Leather (and Bootblack) Contest" is a brilliant device for introducing vanilla readers to the leather, BDSM-lite, and fetishist scenes without, in any way, being heavy-handed, or too much for the ordinary mystery reader to handle."
—Rainbow Book Awards
"Written by Laura Antoniou, this murder mystery is set at a very well observed fetish fair. A dry sense of humor permeates the novel and the author clearly knows her subject."
—Erotic Trade Only, Issue 115
"Nearly the entire book takes place at the New York hotel where the leather and kink contest is being held, a wise narrative choice that keeps the story contained and gives potential suspects reason to interact with the victim and each other. Antoniou does a fine job translating the leather and kink scene into a difficult setting for the police to navigate."
"Sexy, funny, a swanky procession of leathered-up masters and slaves with names like Mistress Ravenfyre, Lord Laertes, Master Zenu, Wolfboy, Prairie Master and LeatherDreamz – what's not to love?"
—Bay Area Reporter
"Well written, intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny at times, and poignant when it needs to be. It offers a message about tolerance without being heavy-handed, and is an all-around interesting story. If you enjoy mysteries and aren’t afraid of something a little edgy, definitely pick up this book!"
—Chicks Dig Books
"A tremendous amount of care and detail is offered up so that readers can easily slide right into the story. The moment I began this novel, I was swept into the leather world, jam-packed with lots of vivid detail and hilarious, real-world characters. From check-in to murder, from sleuthing for clues to finding true love, the Grand Sterling Hotel is hopping with leather of every persuasion via non-stop entertainment."
"Great characters, excellently told story, unexpected twists and turns, fun dialog … My recommendation is if you like mysteries, get the book. If you are into the Leather scene, get the book. If you are kinky, into D/s, into BDSM, scene sometimes… get the book. If you know how to read, get the book."
"Anyone who is a fan of mysteries, Laura Antoniou’s writing, looking for a book that revolves around BDSM that isn’t erotica or just looking for an amazing book to read will get a kick out of this!"
—Fox in the Flowers
"Oh my goodness, what a sexy, funny, clever tale Laura Antoniou has managed to collar here! It's a little bit tongue-in-cheek, a little bit knowing-wink, and a little bit eye-opening peek, all depending on how readers orient themselves to the tale."
—Beauty in Ruins
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