The Bellingham Mystery box set contains 5 stories that follow Peter and Nick as they solve a variety of mysteries and find love along the way. Peter is a newspaper reported and Nick is a painter (the artist kind). The two men meet in the first book and their relationship progresses over the course of the stories.
Primal Red: Peter is working on a story about a woman's smuggling ring when he hears a scream. He finds Nick covered in blood and standing over a woman's dead body. What a way to meet your crush.
Baby, It's Cold Outside: The two men go on a snow camping trip/artist retreat and one of the other artists is killed. Peter ends up involved much to Nick's frustration.
Black Cat Ink: In this installment the two men work to find a missing piece of art that is stolen from a local college. The problem is, it was done by Nick's former mentor and lover and it brings up some emotional issues and strains their relationship.
One Man's Treasure: The guys have been together about 4 years in this book. They are helping a friend at a local farmer's market when an another artist there is poisoned and dies. Nick reluctantly ends up helping Peter solve this case.
Birds of a Feather: Nick just wants to get married without any problems but Peter, as usual, ends up involved in another mystery. This time in regards to a eagle that is killed next to their property. An old lover of Nick's and some rotten family members add to their problems. Can this wedding go off without a hitch?
Overall I really enjoyed each book in this set. They're pretty short but they contain a lot of story and I really like both MC's. I am looking forward to the upcoming, last installment to see how things end for these two. If you like mysteries with a touch of romance you should definitely check these out.
To celebrate the upcoming sixth book in the Bellingham Mysteries series, we're offering the first five together in one boxed set. If you haven't read the romance of Nick and Peter that began in Primal Red, you'll want to pick up this boxed set today!
The story begins:
Peter Fontaine is a reporter writing for a free weekly newspaper in the quirky little town of Bellingham. Nick Olson is a reclusive painter with a questionable past and a studio in the Vitamilk Building. Peter has a knack for choosing to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this case that place is the Vitamilk Building and the time is the moment that Shelley Vine, local art professor and rising star of the art world, is stabbed to death.
Determined to understand why Vine was killed, and convinced that breaking the story could jumpstart his career as an investigative journalist, Peter begins his own investigation into her death. As Peter uncovers more information about Vine, Olson, and the interconnected lives of the rest of the artists at the Vitamilk Building, he finds himself falling in love with Nick.
Peter wants a story but he also wants Nick, and it looks like he's going to have to make a choice before the two can paint the town Primal Red.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Small-town Pacific Northwest reporter Peter Fontaine wants to level up. A job offer in Austin seems to be the answer to his prayers, but there’s one catch: his boyfriend, Nick Olson--artist, recluse, and snow-loving outdoorsman.
When Peter agrees to go to the Freezing Man snow sculpture competition, he thinks he’s going to get a lesson in making love in a hollowed-out snowball in the woods. He thinks he’ll either find a way to convince Nick to come to the Lone Star State or be forced to say goodbye. But one frozen corpse derails Peter’s personal plans entirely...
Black Cat Ink
Small-town reporter Peter Fontaine has a cherry job, a hunky artist boyfriend, and an insatiable lust for rooting out the truth. In this third installment of the Bellingham Mysteries, he and Nick must try to recover a stolen statue in time to host their big Halloween party.
The catch? The statue was created by Nick’s ex lover, and to find the culprit, Peter must first delve into Nick’s past. Will Peter’s slutty nurse costume be enough incentive for Nick to come clean about his life before Peter?
One Man's Treasure
Four years ago, Peter Fontaine made a name for himself as Bellingham, Washington's premiere investigative reporter. Since then he's got an award, a cat and good-looking artist to come home to every night.
Nick Olson, Peter's long-suffering lover, has a lot of reasons for wanting Peter to stop investigating the many and varied crimes committed in the City of Subdued Excitement. Peter's nasty habit of getting held at gunpoint by lunatics has Nick wondering if any story is worth losing the man he's decided to “everything-but-marry.”
But when a famous ceramic artist drops dead at the Bellingham Farmer's Market, Nick agrees to help Peter dig deep to unearth the secret rivalries and dirty deeds done at Green Goddess Farms. And then they're going to have another long talk about these bad habits of Peter's.
Birds of a Feather
Peter Fontaine just wants to get married. He's got a willing man, a house, a cat, and the official permission of the State of Washington. Everything should be peachy, but weddings mean guests and guests bring the magic of friends and family--the enthusiastic, the vengeful, and the weird.
But figuring out a seating chart that won't result in homicide isn't Peter's only problem. He's a reporter and reporters need stories. Fortunately Peter has one. When he finds a dead, dismembered bald eagle near his home, he's on the case. As guests converge upon