- Stoker & Bash: The Fangs of Scavo
- Stoker and Bash #2: The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
- Stoker And Bash: The Death Under the Dark Arches
Sing a song of sixpence
A stage full of fright
One two-faced blackbird
Won't last the night
When a phantom presence lures Hieronymus Bash into a deadly game, threatening to kill one of the players at his beloved Gaiety Theater each day until famed actor Horace Beastly returns to the stage, London's premier consulting detective is on the case. The trouble? Horace Beastly is Hiero's alter ego and the true object of this murderous obsession. When the current star of the show is struck down, Hiero has to risk everything by stealing back the spotlight.
After a golden summer together, DI Tim Stoker would do everything in his power to protect the man he loves. But a specter from his own past proves an unexpected, and perhaps fatal, distraction.
Scheming prima donnas, grudge-fuelled critics, and an axe-wielding theater ghost are all out for blood. Will Hiero and Tim unmask this menace before the final curtain call, or are they past the point of no return?
- 3 To Be Read lists
Pairings: M-F, M-M
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Straight
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Class Differences, (Hits) Close to Home, Criminals & Outlaws, Cultural Differences, Interracial Relationship, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Mind Games, Slow Burning Love, Trickster Hero, True Love
Word Count: 114,000
Setting: London, England
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
>Tim shared a wary look with his colleague Han Tak Hai as they wormed their way through the crowd. A flash of his warrant card got them through the barricade, but Tim waited on the perimeter as a professional courtesy. Bad form to intrude upon another officer’s crime scene. As he followed a trail of blood from the body to the entrance of a building, Tim prayed the murder and the note were unrelated.