In this review I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on a book that's a little different than the usual erotica I discuss here, this is a murder mystery: The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou.
So, even though this book is a departure from the usual erotica I review here, it is a murder mystery set at a BDSM convention; that's gotta count for something, right? If that's still not kinky enough for you, just go read The Marketplace series (also by Laura Antoniou); the entire series deserves five paddles in my opinion and it's filled with plenty of delicious kink.
The Killer Wore Leather is set at a BDSM convention in a New York hotel. Mack Steel, the current Mr Global Leather, has managed to make a lot of enemies during the year he's held the title and now he will be judging the current contestants. However, on the first night of the convention Mack turns up dead in his hotel room, wearing nothing but a pair of yellow panties.
Detective Rebecca Feldblum is assigned the case, after all she's an out lesbian so these must be 'her people' according to her lieutenant. Not so much in reality, Rebecca and her new partner are more than a little mystified as they delve into this world of Dommes, Masters, subs, and Zodians.
This is a terrific book. The murder mystery is pretty good and well thought out, especially considering this is Antoniou's first foray into the genre, but what is really fantastic is the tongue in cheek glimpse into a kink convention. Antoniou knows kink conventions and contests well; and her wit and humor bring this particular one, and the participants, to life in a way that had me chuckling and laughing out loud throughout.
This is a great read and gets five paddles from me, I highly recommend.