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Dean James (born June 13)

Dean James (aka Jimmie Ruth Evans, Honor Hartman, Miranda James) is a mystery author who has lived in Houston, Texas for over twenty-five years, has two cats and thousands of books, and plays bridge as often as possible.

Former Manager of "Murder by the Book" in Houston. Now Catalog and Metadata Librarian, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Dean James, Ph.D., M.S.L.S.

He is the author of the Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery:

Posted to Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (2002)
Amazon: Posted To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Kensington (April 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575668858
ISBN-13: 978-1575668857

Faked To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (2004)
Amazon: Faked To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (March 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575668882
ISBN-13: 978-1575668888

Decorated To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (2005)
Amazon: Decorated To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Kensington (March 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758204868
ISBN-13: 978-0758204868

Baked To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (2006)
Amazon: Baked To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758204884
ISBN-13: 978-0758204882
Posted to Death by Dean James. Come on! Not just a gay detective. Not just a gay detective in an English cozy. But a gay detective in an English cozy who is a vampire! Are you kidding me? Brilliant. Simply brilliant. It’s the idea I wished I’d come up with first. --Anthony Bidulka
Further Readings:

Posted to Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery (2002)
Amazon: Posted To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Kensington (April 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575668858
ISBN-13: 978-1575668857

Amateur sleuth Simon Kirby-Jones, who has appeared in short stories by Edgar-nominee and Agatha-winner James (Closer than the Bones), is sure to revolutionize the traditional British cozy and win the hearts of fans everywhere in his first full-length mystery. Simon is not only American and gay but also a vampire whose sun sensitivity and blood sucking urges are controlled by medication. (Garlic, though, can be deadly.) Thrilled to be living in England, he is eager to make the village of Snupperton Mumsley his home, where he plans to write more of his well-known historical works and lucrative pot-boilers. Seeking to become part of the community, Simon joins the fundraising committee of St. Ethelwold's, the local church. At the first meeting an argument erupts between Lady Prunella Blitherington, matriarch of the village's first family, and Abigail Winterton, the town busybody and postmistress, about the choice of the play to be presented as the fundraiser. When Abigail, disliked by almost everyone, is found murdered the next day, Simon determines to find her killer and in so doing discovers all the sordid secrets of Snupperton Mumsley. Quirky villagers, quaint cottages and an intriguing mystery told in the voice of a highly unusual protagonist with a rapier wit combine for a delightful reading experience. While Simon's vampire blood may run cold, he is warm and human. This light-hearted series debut makes one glad vampires can live forever. (Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.)

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels


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