Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Cops and Comix
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Murder and Mayhem 0.5
Heroes: Alex & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: It’s all fun and games until someone leaves a dead body on the floor.
Life for comic book store owner Alex Martin usually runs to the mundane. Sure, he has a regular influx of geeks and freaks, but for the most part, it’s a familiar weird. That all changes when he opens up Planet X Comics one morning and finds a corpse in the middle of his shop.
When Detective James Castillo is called in to investigate, Alex is torn between wanting to climb the man like a tree and giving him a wide berth. Luckily for Alex, the handsome detective is just as interested in him—as a suspect in the murder.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the first edition of this one so I was excited when I saw it was being re-released because I loved the moments with Alex and James in Rook’s books. And I was not disappointed! I won’t go into many details but it was so intriguing to see how Alex and James meet and I loved the little mystery thrown it. It was adorable seeing them together and I couldn’t get enough of the chemistry between them.
I really, really loved this book but I honestly wished it had been longer! I wanted to see more of Alex and James together and more of the relationship that is building between them. This one just felt like it zipped on by without us really getting to know Alex and James.
All in all, I loved this book! I adored seeing how Alex and James got together, although I do wish it had been a longer story because I feel like their story could have been just a bit longer! But I really enjoyed it and hope we get to see more of them in the future.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*