Author: James Lear

James Lear is the nom de plume of prolific and acclaimed novelist, Rupert Smith. He lives in London and is the 2008 Winner of Erotic Awards "Best Writer".



The Hardest Thing - A Dan Stagg Mystery

The Hardest Thing
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  • Number: 9781573449298
  • Release: 2013-06-11
  • Author: James Lear
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: GLBTQ+, Erotica
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
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Killing is easy. Love is... The Hardest Thing

James Lear does Lee Child

Dan Stagg is an ex-military man who fell foul of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Dan is in his late 30s, tall, muscular, balding, dark hair (what’s left of it). He had a successful career with the US Marines and rose to the rank of Major, with active service in the first Gulf War, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He received extensive combat training and, later in his career, trained others. In 2008 he had a relationship with a younger male soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. In the aftermath of his lover’s death, Dan was busted by the military authorities when he refused to keep quiet about the nature of the relationship. Since 2009 he’s been back in civilian life, and is finding it very hard to adjust. Like Jack Reacher, Lee Child's protagonist, Dan is prone to violence, always upholding what he views as justice. He has few personal ties, nearly no belongings, tries to live under the radar.

When we meet Dan, he’s working as a security guard at a nightclub in New York City. His life seems to be going nowhere ? he’s not earning much money, he has

A Sticky End - A Mitch Mitchell Mystery

A Sticky End
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  • Number: 9781573443951
  • Release: 2010-05-04
  • Author: James Lear
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: GLBTQ+
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
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A Sticky End to a Hit Murder Mystery Triology
Best friends and sometimes lovers Edward “Mitch” Mitchell and Harry "Boy" Morgan have been in terrible jams before—their adventures of murder, mystery, and unstoppable sex have made The Back Passage and The Secret Tunnel international bestellers. In A Sticky End, Mitch must face the possibility that his chum is involved in the chain of events that led to the suicide of Boy's own colleague and secret paramour, Frank Bartlett. To absolve Boy, Mitch races around London finding clues while bedding the many men eager to lend a hand—or more. As Mitch says himself, "Holmes has his fiddle, Poirot has his liqueurs—I have cock. We all have our methods." The policemen, working class gigolos, steam room bathers, embezzlers and blackmailers that Mitch comes across create a tasty mystery and satisfying erotic romp.