First You Fall
I just finished FIRST YOU FALL, a first mystery by Scott Sherman, and I
have to agree with JA Konrath's blurb, "Scott Sherman may be the gay
Janet Evanovich." The book was a hoot, particularly in the interaction
between the hero and his mother. It's also a solid mystery.
Kevin Connor is small, blond and cute, attributes which serve him well
as an on-call prostitute. I love the careful way in which his physical
attributes work into the story-- he has learned to defend himself
because he looks vulnerable, and we learn about his self-defense
training and the fact that he carries Mace with him-- all of which are
necessary, both for his work and his sleuthing.
Kevin has befriended a successful, older man who treats him like a son,
and when this friend's death is ruled a suicide, Kevin is determined to
prove the police wrong. He turns out to be a resourceful, determined
sleuth, and I hope we'll see more of him in the future.
Alyson Books 2008