The Man Who Lost His Pen, Ben Ames Case Files #2 by Gayleen Froese

The Man Who Lost His Pen was another fabulous story by Gayleen Froese.

From the blurb:

Calgary PI Ben Ames expects a relaxing evening off as he supports his boyfriend, Jesse, one of the star performers at a charity concert. But it turns out relaxing isn’t on the program.

When last-minute guest Matt Garrett shows up, it creates a frenzy backstage. An A-list movie star with an ego to match, Garrett has bad blood with many of the performers―Jesse included. So when Garrett turns up dead, Ben begins to dig for the truth, both to protect Jesse and to satisfy his own instinctive curiosity.  

So much for his night off. 

When the police arrive, emotions backstage heat up, but no one can step out to cool off, because the Western Canadian winter is so cold that hypothermia waits outside. With such a high-profile crime, the lead detective seems poised to make a quick arrest… and Jesse’s a prime suspect. Ben has his work cut out for him to solve the murder under the police and paparazzi’s noses before Jesse’s reputation becomes collateral damage.

Holly's Review:

Ben and Jesse can't catch a break when a charity event winds up with a murder investigation that hits a little too close to home. 

The Man Who Lost His Pen is a classic whodunit that was cleverly crafted and kept me turning the pages. The author touched on some sensitive topics, but with a respect and authenticity, I admire. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

The Man Who Lost His Pen is available to buy in ebook and paperback formats.