Hot Rocks (Nick Hoffman, #7)

Hot Rocks (Nick Hoffman, #7) Raphael S Series Hero, Nick Hoffman, Is In Midlife Crisis When He And Partner Stefan Borowski Return From Their Caribbean Vacation Marred By Murder, Of Course See Tropic Of Murder, 2004 To Resume Teaching At The State University Of Michigan Nick S Musings Over Getting Older Halt Abruptly When He Realizes That His Companion In The Health Club Steam Room Is Head Trainer And All Around Stud Vlado Zamario, And He S Dead Before You Can Say Smoldering Temptress, Series Regular Professor Juno Dromgoole Is On The Scene, Spreading The News That It S Murder And Proposing To Solve It With Nick, The Obvious Suspect Because Of His Previous Involvements With Homicide Given Vlado S Encounters With The Women At Michigan Muscle, The Plot Quickly And Deliciously Thickens Into Layers Of Domestic Discord Highly Seasoned With Compromising Photos Raphael S Latest Smoothly Delivers A Satisfying Mystery While Providing Insight Into The Middle Aging Of America, Gay Marriage, The Excitement Of Sleuthing As A Means Of Exercising Control Over Our Lives, The Orwellian Patriot Act, And Whitney ScottCopyright American Library Association All Rights Reserved I got this book from the library thinking it would be a quick easy read It was Unfortunately, it was also pretentious and not written very well.It follows a college professor from a fictional town of Michiganopolis which, let s face it, is Lansing He teaches at a fake university there, and discovers the body of a trainer in the steamroom of his gym His best friend, his partner, and he solve the mystery, but not without ridiculous, unnecessary references to books that most of us read in und I got this book from the library thinking it would be a quick easy read It was Unfortunately, it was also pretentious and not written very well.It follows a college pro
I read the first 2 books in this series years ago and thought I remembered liking them, so when I saw this one in the library, I checked it out, hoping for an enjoyable time reading But as other reviewers have mentioned, the constant, constant, CONSTANT references to books, movies, and music were intensely annoying At some point, they quit doing anything to define the character and just persuaded me that the author wanted to show his readers how clever and well informed he is Argh Amazingly, I read the first 2 books in this series years ago and thought I remembered liking them, so when I saw this one in the library, I checked it out, hoping for an enjoyable time reading But as other reviewers have mentioned, the constant, constant, CONSTANT references to books, movies, and music were intensely annoying At some point, they quit doing anything to define the character and just persua
This is one of the most enjoyable gay mysteries I ve read in the past year Nick Hoffman, an associate professor at a state university in Michigan, discovers a dead trainer in the steam room at Michigan Muscle, a cross between an old school exclusive men s now co ed athletic club and a Bally s or Gold s Between Nick s past proximity to crimes and prodding from his friend Juno, Nick finds himself involved in the investigation, and ultimately solves the mystery.What I enjoyed most about the nov This is one of the most enjoyable gay mysteries I ve read in the past year Nick Hoffman, an associate professor at a state university
I gave this book three stars because I thought it was a mediocre attempt at a comedic mystery If you ve watched enough episodes of Law and Order, you ll be guessing the killer within minutes not so bad if that s what you re looking for in a novel The rapid influx of literary and pop culture references while reading can overwhelming at times What really irritates me about Hot Rocks though is the author s name for the city in which
The narrator of these books it s part of a mystery series is a gay and snotty academic who grew up in New York and now lives in Michigan The good part of these books is the portrayal of the politics at the University The ba
this book was ok my mom knows the author so she had me read it so i can be informed if i meet him some day the story was bland all the cultural references bothered me i knew the reference 50% of the time and the other 50%
Another Lev Raphael look at academic politics, although this one focusedon health club politics among the well off and bored.As usual, Mr Raphael snarks with the best of them, but with engaging wit that you just grin and love it. Now available for Kindle and Nook.