The Secret Tunnel

The Secret Tunnel The Flying Scotsman one of the world s legendary train journeys has many attractions for Edward Mitch Mitchell from the obliging porter to the mean guard to a troop of rough and ready soldiers in e

  • Title: The Secret Tunnel
  • Author: James Lear
  • ISBN: 9781573443296
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Flying Scotsman, one of the world s legendary train journeys, has many attractions for Edward Mitch Mitchell, from the obliging porter to the mean guard to a troop of rough and ready soldiers in easily lifted kilts in the third class carriage But Mitch may not have time for them all before they arrive in London When the train gets stuck in a tunnel, a dead body isThe Flying Scotsman, one of the world s legendary train journeys, has many attractions for Edward Mitch Mitchell, from the obliging porter to the mean guard to a troop of rough and ready soldiers in easily lifted kilts in the third class carriage But Mitch may not have time for them all before they arrive in London When the train gets stuck in a tunnel, a dead body is found in the first class toilet Ever ready Mitch decides to intervene and solve the crime With his new Belgian sidekick Benoit, he pursues the killer through a crazy kaleidoscope of movie stars, drug dealers, royal scandals, and queens of every description Can he finger the villain before the villain fingers him What is the connection between Buckingham Palace and a bunch of backstreet pornographers And what is the mystery of the secret tunnel Mitch intends to go all the way to figure it all out.

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    1. 3.5 rounded up to 4!I have no idea what to say about this book. I’m fascinated. I’m turned on. I’m horrified. I’m turned on. James Lear has created a fantasy/historical world that definitely touches my inner perv. A world where all men are gay and in possession of a “voracious asshole.” My opinion hasn’t changed much from my review of the first book, The Back Passage. There’s still an impressive lack of lube. (However, there is exactly one mention of Vaseline. Color me relieved.) [...]

    2. The best way to explain The Secret Tunnel:Take a detective novel of Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express, replace the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot with the American amateur sleuth Edward Mitchell who lives and works as a medical doctor in Edinburgh, add a lot of SEX SCENES, make ALL men who perform here gay or at least bisexual (those are in the minority), season everything generously with fun and delicious dialogues and you have it. Or just imagine a literature professor devoting hi [...]

    3. Another winner from James Lear. I enjoyed this book immensely. It's been a while since I read the first book, The Back Passage, but from what I recall, this one had tons more sex. And it wasn't the boring kind either! Mitch and his cohorts get up to it all over a train, shoot a blue movie, and investigate an orgy in London. I enjoyed the fact that Mitch was irritated with himself as he was, again and again, distracted from his sleuthing by the wiles of his libido. I've always liked Mitch's abili [...]

    4. Recommended for anyone who fancies a comically gay porn story inspired by Murder On The Orient Express. The Secret Tunnel is another pervy fun whodunit with amateur sleuth Edward “Mitch” Mitchell. This one has a bit more plot and a bit less porn than the last installment, but still quite good. While you cannot take these books very seriously, I can’t help but notice that the book acknowledges that homosexual activities were not just frowned upon, but illegal, in the 1920s historical settin [...]

    5. In this hilarious erotic murder mystery set in the 1920s, Edward "Mitch" Mitchell, medical doctor and amateur sleuth, rides a fast train from Edinburgh to London to visit an old "friend" (ahem). Despite the highly illegal status of homosexuality at the time, Mitch finds plenty of willing men on the train. He rescues Bertrand, a Belgian youth in distress who has a charming accent and no ticket. After Bertrand has gratefully offered his favors to Mitch, both men meet Sir Francis, who prefers to be [...]

    6. Amateur sleuth Mitch returns for more erotic adventures as he attempts to solve a murder mystery on the Flying Scotsman. It's impossible to review this novel without comparing it to The Back Passage, as it is a direct sequel, and shares many of the great qualities of it's predecessor. Mitch is an endearing narrator, and the cast of characters are suitably entertaining - and of course, nearly all gay. I have read some reviewers who criticise this as being unrealistic. To them I would say: it's a [...]

    7. Eyebrow raising, somewhat shocking, always funny and very, very dirty. Imagine Hercule Poirot meets slightly clever, completely incorrigible porn star, meets puppy. That is Mitch. This series is not profound, but boy is it memorable and what a palate cleanser. You'll never remember another book you ever read when you are in the midst of his sleuthing. Honestly, like all the other characters in the stories, I like Edward Mitchell. He is unabashedly himself and the world loves him for it. I apprec [...]

    8. Less realistic and more obviously tongue-in-cheek than The Back PassageWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 7/10PROS: - As twisty-turny a plot as its predecessor. Seriously--Lear is closer to being a contemporary Agatha Christie (with a few alterations here and there, granted) than any other author I’ve encountered. The plot points pile one on top of another on top of another (ad nauseum, it seems on occasion), and there are so many characters as to ma [...]

    9. This is actually really good. Not life changing, but surprisingly incredibly good. Like a tightly written and entertaining movie that is somehow much better than it has any right to be, like how they made them in the 80s, like Elvira: Mistress of the Dark or Back to School. Like, "Okay makers, make this thing, it doesn't have to be good or anything, crank it out, it'll make enough money" but they didn't listen and made something decent and it's shocking. But I don't really know what else I can s [...]

    10. Trains, sex, murder mystery, hot men every page and it's 1927. What's not to love about this second installment of the Mitch Mitchell series? Best quip would have to be regarding a famous actress' dire need of a drink: 'I need a goddamn cocktail. Sniff me out something gin- based, there's a dear.' (Pg 233)Mitch and co, you're grouse!

    11. Very close to a gay,power fucking Murder on the Orient Express as Mitch opens another case along with his pants.

    12. I learned Morse code in Boy Scouts but I think James Lear's way would have been much more fun.Superb who done it on the rails. Loved it!

    13. If Mrs Marple was a man, and gay, and really horny A funny read with lots of quips. A fun mystery with some gay erotica thrown in. Totally a guilty pleasure read.

    14. Although it was extremely unrealistic that every man Edward Mitchell meets is homosexual, I enjoyed the story a lot nonetheless. When I read the first book The Back Passage I thought it was a simple yet thoroughly exciting whodunit; The Secret Tunnel, however, transcends a little from its predecessor: the story line is more complex, featuring a whole lot of different, funny characters. The only thing that sets this book back (as well as the first book) is the justified, negligent treatment of ad [...]

    15. This book is just as hilarious as the previous, and if possible, has more wild gay sex. I didn't enjoy quite as much as the previous because Mitch is suppose to be in a relationship while he's off sexing up every horny gay between Edinburgh and London. Nonetheless, a very enjoyable read and nothing will ever top a butthole squeezing out Morse code for sheer absurdity.

    16. I loved the first one but this one made me not want to bother with the third. All went too weird for me. Arsehole morsecode

    17. I would actually give this about 3.5 stars if the option was available. This was slightly better for me than the first book in the series (The Back Passage) namely because the explicit scenes did not come quite as frequently and the author often made humorous comments about the "surprising number of homosexuals". I did like this plot line a bit better as well. It seemed more thought out and more of a "murder mystery" than it did a voyeuristic sex ring gone bad - as in the first novel. One key th [...]

    18. I didn’t like The Secret Tunnel as much as I liked its predecessor, The Back Passage. It was slower to start and we’re only teased with a bit of oral sex for pretty much the first half of the book. As usual, there are a lot of characters and it’s very confusing remembering who is who and what part they have in the story. People have a habit of popping in and out of the book at odd times. The mystery is messy and convoluted. But I don’t read gay erotica for the excellent plot. The sex is [...]

    19. This was the next entry in my gay book club, after reading "The Back Passage" by James Lear last month. "The Secret Tunnel" is the second book in the Mitch Mitchell mystery series. The first book was a nice mix of steamy sex scenes and interesting mystery plots. The 2nd book is nothing but steamy sex and a not-so-interesting plot.The following may or may not contain spoilers.Back in the 1920's in England, Mitch Mitchell is on a train to visit his best friend/occasional lover, the married Boy Mor [...]

    20. The Secret Tunnel transports us into the world of trains, theatre, gay royalty and fascists. It also has to have one of the few instances of the anal sphincter being used to transmit morse code. In this case, S.O.S, but the possibilities are endless as a means to transmit information without detection.The gay amateur detective, Edward “Mitch” Mitchell, has his mind constantly in the gutter, thinking, dreaming and sometimes even starting to have sex with just about everybody he comes across, [...]

    21. I understand why "Little Nick" was so in to this story. Not having a comperable part of my anatomy, I was a little more detached. It was a fun read, a fantasy. I have read the first book in series so that could have detracted from my love of Mitch. I had problems with the massive amout of cheating by many characters. I understand that the era was not sympathetic to MM love causing many men to feel forced to marry as a protection. But even the men were not true to each other. Mitch gave no though [...]

    22. Reading this lovely piece required more than your usual dose of suspending disbelief, which was a lust-filled joy on more than one occasion. The fear of having the slight gasps and moans being heard while travelling on public transport (including a variety of trains) was more than a little difficult, rendered as such by Lear's lyrical prose that never misses a beat, unravelling a carefully crafted tale that sings of desires long-thought caged up in the bedrooms of adolescents with raging hormone [...]

    23. Ohhh Mitch Mitchell books, how I love you. Half erotica, half mystery, all so fun and silly! Mitch seems more self aware in this one than the first book, and several times comments that his obsession with sex is really getting in the way of the mystery-solving. The main appeal of these books is the freshness and originality of the erotica, no cliches here. My favorite Learism from this book would have to be (view spoiler)[when he compares getting an erection in the bath to a rising periscope. (h [...]

    24. Mitch's trip on the Royal Scotsman train is interrupted by the discovery of a body on the train. This sets in motion one of Mitch's unique "investigations" which brings him in contact with several opportunities for man on man sex - which tend to distract him from the hunt for the killer. It's a fun story, obviously tongue in cheek, meant for pure entertainment reading. A great read!

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