by Brad Shreve

Book Cover: A Body in a Bathhouse (A Mitch O'Reilly Mystery Book 1)
Part of the Mitch O'Reilly Mysteries series:
Editions:Kindle - First Addition: $ 4.99
Pages: 411
Paperback - First Edition: $ 13.99
ISBN: 978-0578479446
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Pages: 409
Audiobook - First Edition: $ 17.46

This is a private investigator whodunnit mystery novel.

On the verge of bankruptcy private investigator Mitch O’Reilly takes any gig that comes his way while running his Eye Spy Supply shop in a forgotten Los Angeles strip mall. After two tours in Afghanistan, Mitch’s life amounts to running his store, coping with his fun-loving sister, Josie, and scoring with anonymous men he meets online. That changes when he gets a break. A beloved comedy scriptwriter is murdered at a bathhouse, and Mitch is hired to prove the innocence of the club custodian. Adapting from a two-bit gumshoe to a high-profile sleuth proves more challenging than he expected.

As if Mitch didn’t have enough to deal with, playful bathhouse operator Trent Nakos enters his life. After a heartbreaking past, the manager is the definition of a man the brooding P.I. actively avoids.

Following leads from sprawling mansions to sketchy hoods is demanding but becomes more troublesome when deadly threats jeopardize the biggest opportunity of his career.

This is a whodunnit mystery novel. While there is an element of romance, it is not a m/m romance novel.

Reviews:Richard Stevenson on Author of the Don Strachey PI novels wrote:

"A Body in a Bathhouse is an accomplished work of LA noir---niftily plotted, atmospheric and sexy, often witty. I look forward to finding Mitch O’Reilly in further problematical venues."

ParisDude on Rainbow Book Reviews wrote:

"An excellent read with blood, sweat, and tears as well as a hunt for the culprit that drew me in from the first page."

Becca on Love Bytes Reviews wrote:

"I recommend! Get your thinking caps on and find the clues!"

Sheila on Archaeolibririan wrote:

"If you're into PI books - this is one to grab! It's creative and will keep you engaged to work beside Mitch in his personal and private life for success"

Kim on Books Don't Review Themselves wrote:

"As much as I enjoy a good cozy, it was wonderful to have a mystery with more grit. There is a lot of depth to Mitch and the other characters, and I can’t wait to see more of them in future books."

About the Author

Brad is the author of the Mitch O'Reilly Mystery Series

Host of the weekly Queer Writers of Crime podcast.

After growing up in Michigan and North Carolina, I crisscrossed the country while working in the hotel industry. In addition to working in hotels as a bellman, front desk clerk, and reservation call center director, I managed coffee houses, waited tables, sold potato chips off a truck, and even hawked pre-burial funeral plans.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak developed my first interests in art and storytelling. I’d spend hours on the floor sketching and painting and writing stories.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George gave me my first inklings that I’d like to be a novelist someday. Authors Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Gregory Mcdonald and Robet B. Parker, influenced my love of mystery.

I was delighted when I discovered the gay mystery subgenre and the list of writers who inspired me to follow this more comfortable direction are too numerous to mention.

As a grownup I was thinking of what I wanted to do when I became a bigger grownup and the answer was obvious. My fingertips have been on the keyboard ever since.

I’m a proud dad, beach bum, and coffee house squatter.

I currently live in the Los Angeles South Bay with my husband, Maurice

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