tasting victor j banis (a twofer)

Sounds kinky, yes? Hee, hee.

Deadly Nightshade & Deadly Wrong by Victor J Banis

Deadly Nightshade – The Blurb:

Straight cop, gay cop, and a woman who “isn’t real.” Tom and Stanley are on the trail of a drag queen serial killer, and along the way, they find themselves engaged in a more intimate pursuit, trying to resolve another mystery: their unexpected attraction to one another.

Deadly Wrong – The Blurb:

The police say “involuntary manslaughter,” but a tragic accident turns out instead to be murder, plain and simple. And San Francisco Homicide Inspector Stanley Korski, on leave from the force and his unrequited love for fellow detective Tom Danzel, walks right into a murderer’s web of treachery. Wrong, Stanley. Deadly wrong.

Dislikes/likes (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ Kris the Superficial likes her romances with hot sex. At times, I was prob’ly more frustrated than Stanley.

Like~ I loved Stanley. He was adorable; faults and all.

Dislike~ *wailing* Why do I keep reading books where the author makes me hate the love interest of the hero?? Granted Tom was much better than that bastard Jake, but still…

Like~ This may sound egotistical, but I pretty much – maybe 90% of the time – guess whodunit. With both these books, I had only an inkling. I HEART that I didn’t know who the baddies were. It was GRRRATE!!! *big g*

So, what I think:

T – Rific book/s; especially for those who like crime/mysteries.

The fangirls who are Lisabea and Sarah were spot on with their squees about this author. 🙂


‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to.

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8 Responses to tasting victor j banis (a twofer)

  1. Tracy says:

    Talking to Lisabe this weekend really made me want to buy a book or two by Banis. I’ll have to check him out.I think it’s interesting that both covers are almost the same but with different backgrounds. That was easy.

  2. Jenre says:

    NO SEX!!! :(You obviously think it’s still worth reading, though. Sigh, yet another book to add to the list.

  3. Kris says:

    Tracy, I really liked him. He writes an extremely good story. I’ll be glomming as much of his work as possible. :)I agree with the covers. I also saw it as I kind of branding for this serious, which I kinda liked too.

  4. Kris says:

    Jen, you perve. LOL.There is sex – some of it hot, but some of it… mademewince and that’s all I’m saying about that!I LOVE not guessing the baddie. Love. It. Good reading all round.

  5. lbgregg says:

    Read LOLA Tracy!!! Lola Dances. It’ll be like nothing you’ve read before. PROMISE. Heh. Two words: Gold Mining. Victor has his own wiki page. He’s the man. Glad you read these. Shoot. I need to read these.

  6. Kris says:

    Hey LB, these be very good. I’m glad you and Sarah pimped VJB to me.Have you read ‘Angel Land’ by any chance?? It’s spec fiction so, rabid fan of the genre I am, has me intrigued.

  7. lbgregg says:

    No. I’m sooo far behind. I’m months and months out of the loop. I only just realized that Lisa Kleypas had a new historical last fall . Yikes. I used to be so current!Did you read Lola or Long Horns?

  8. Kris says:

    Nope, these were the first two VJB’s for me. I must admit I’m always a bit hesitant about historicals, although I DO like the sound of ‘Longhorns’. Gay cowboys. *g*

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