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A Case of Possession

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Case of Possession (2014) K.J. Charles

The second Charm of Magpies books finds Stephen and Crane the subject of blackmail. Crane, being an Earl, would be fine ignoring the blackmailer, but Stephen, being poor, could easily be arrested for their relationship.

But then they suddenly have a much larger problem–giant rats are attacking and killing people, and those killed seem to be linked to China–and perhaps Crane.

The mystery was interesting, and it allowed Crane to talk about his time in China, and how he survived his first year there. It also explains more of why Crane and Merrick are as much friends as master and servant.

Plus, they’re fun.

Merrick came in with a bundle. “I beg your pardon,” he began, and then recoiled at his master’s appearance. “What happened to you?”

“Blame Leo. She bled all over me.”

“That’s the Hawkes and Cheney suit!” said Merrick, outraged. “I’ll never get that stain out.”

“I’ll bleed more carefully next time,” Leonora assured him.

There is, of course, boinking book. Just so you know. But I really do like the mystery and the characters and the world building.
Rating: 7.5/10

Publisher: KJC Books

Categories: 7.5/10, British, Covers, Fantasy, Historical, LGBT, Mystery, Romance, Sexual Content     Comments (0)    

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