In this spellbinding novella, E.J. Stevens weaves a tale of murder, necromancy, and demonic possession that brings together characters from her Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian horror series and award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series on the fog-shrouded cobblestones of 36 Craven Street.
The discovery of bricked up skeletal remains at 36 Craven Street point to something more diabolical than an illegal anatomy school. The tool marks on the bones, arcane sigils of great power, indicate more than mere butchery, more than enlightened experimentation. The signs, omens, and portents support the crown's greatest fears. A great evil is being unleashed upon the gaslit streets of London, a blood-drenched shadow reaching skeletal fingers beyond the slums of Whitechapel.
We must stamp out this demonic plague for the sake of our Queen, our Country, and our immortal souls. - Cora Drummond, Whitechapel Paranormal Society
Collecting human souls is a thankless job, nearly as tedious as acting as solicitor to the fae. But when the demon Forneus enters an opium den searching for men eager to trade their souls for the ill-smelling weed, he stumbles on a plot so devious, so heinous, he's jealous that he hadn't thought of it himself.
There's nothing like a maniacal plot to unleash Hell on earth to break the boredom of immortality. - Forneus, Grand Marquis of Hell
The Whitechapel Paranormal Society series is a Victorian horror "dreadpunk" series set in London's East End. The Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is an award-winning urban fantasy series known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors.
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Fun new series
I like the story idea and thought Cora and her group were a hoot as they did their duty. Story was good and read it in one sitting just to see what happened next and who the bad guys were.
Overall rating: 4
Set in the seedy districts such as white chapel, this all female paranormal society take on the worst of the worst, all while still being ridiculed and challenged by their male counterparts. The author sets a reader smack dab down on these putrid, opium laced streets while still maintaining the mindset of the streets during that era. These characters are strong willed and determined as well as dangerous. I found it very easy to get caught up in the mystery and impending danger. For a short read I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly this storyline took life. Great read with a Jack the Ripper feel. All my reviews are always voluntarily written,
Very enjoyable and entertaining.
The long blurb to this novella describes this book superbly. I loved the snarkiness. I cringed at the gruesomeness. Felt badly that the women trying to solve the crime were subjected to inappropriate treatment by the men in the precinct. And working with a demon to help solve the crime??? This is a very different sort of crime-solving tale that I felt very easy reading. I have never read a book by this author before, but this little taste of her style has me wanting to read more of her books, more specifically, the rest of this series. Very enjoyable and entertaining.