The Hired Man - Dorien Grey
4.5 Stars ~ Audiobook Review by Leisa

My Rating:4.5 of 5 stars Overall
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Narration Rating: 4.75 of 5 stars

Story Review

This is my first of Dorien Grey’s Dick Hardesty mysteries, but it won’t be my last! First and foremost, this is not a romance; instead, it’s an honest to goodness whodunit mystery with the main character, Dick Hardesty, who is a gay private investigator. Hardesty, the main voice of The Hired Man, is hired to assist a gay/bisexual model agency/escort service when a client is murdered in a manner highly suggestive that the man’s bisexuality plays a primary role.

Until recently I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy a true mystery. As one who hales from the era of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, let me assure you that I have a long and true love of mysteries. I’ve also often prided myself on being able to deduce the mysterious culprit early in each story. Thus, I am delighted to tell you that I did not figure out “whodunit” in The Hired Man until reaching almost the end of the book! I love suspense and intrigue, and this book offers both in spades...

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