Day Eight of the Murder on the Mountain blog tour!
Jesse Morales went to the University of New Hampshire to study English, planning on becoming a writer—a writer of murder mysteries like the Agatha Christie and Ellis Peters mysteries he adored. This, plus a penchant for people-watching, earned him the hated nickname Jesse Fletcher from his friends.
By the time he finds himself thrown into a real murder mystery at the summit of Mount Washington, he’s graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and frankly hasn’t figured out where he’s going next. He’s written a few short stories, but they were rejected by the magazines he submitted them to. He’d start to wonder if he really has what it takes to be an author… except that’s not really in his nature. He wants to do it, so he’s damned well going to do it!
His love life isn’t bad, but most of the guys he hooks up with tend not to stick around, concluding that he’s pretty… but a little weird. After all, his main interest is murder!
When he meets the police detective, Kyle Dubois, Jesse is enthralled. Though Kyle keeps insisting the seven-year age difference between them is an issue, Jesse couldn’t care less. He sees Kyle as more mature than the guys he’s dated so far, and he finds Kyle’s job fascinating. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also gorgeous.
If only Kyle didn’t insist on calling him “kid” all the time….
Jesse scanned the area around them, commenting to Rory, “Stuart and his killer would have had to come out here together.”
Rory gave him a shrug, as if to say “How should I know?” but Dubois overheard him and said, “Yes.” He gave Jesse a half smile, a bit like the smile Humphrey Bogart used to wear in the old detective films, and said, “Now tell me why.”
“Because there are no landmarks,” Jesse replied, raising his voice. “Not if they didn’t know the mountain. Stuart couldn’t have arranged to meet someone all the way out here. And if he was wandering around lost in the fog, what are the odds the one person who would find him—without getting lost himself—would be the person who wanted to kill him?”
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When Jesse Morales, a recent college grad who aspires to be a mystery writer, volunteers to work on the summit of Mt. Washington for a week, he expects to work hard. What he doesn’t expect is to find a corpse in the fog, lying among the rocks, his head crushed. The dead man turns out to be a young tourist named Stuart Warren, who strayed from his friends while visiting the mountain.
Kyle Dubois, a widowed state police detective, is called to the scene in the middle of the night, along with his partner, Wesley Roberts. Kyle and Jesse are instantly drawn to one another, except Jesse’s fascination with murder mysteries makes it difficult for Kyle to take the young man seriously. But Jesse finds a way to make himself invaluable to the detective by checking into the hotel where the victim's friends and family are staying and infiltrating their circle. Soon, he is learning things that could very well solve the case—or get him killed.
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