Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Iron & Velvet

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Iron & Velvet (2013/2019) Alexis Hall (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator)

Iron & VelvetKate Kane is a paranormal private investigator, called when something goes wrong i the supernatural world.

She’s called out to Velvet–an expensive nightclub–to investigate the exsanguiation of a werewolf in the back alley.

It doesn’t look like he had been killed by a vampire, but it is something the vampires definitely want looked into.

Alexis hall definitely has a voice. And that voice is snark.

“Well, you’re just what I was expecting, Ms. Saint-Germain.” I folded my arms and pointedly neglected her title.

“Call me Julian, sweeting. Let’s be intimate.”

“Let’s not. And don’t call me sweeting.”

So Kate smokes and drinks and has lots of ex-girlfriends–very much a female version of your standard noir detective.

She also has powers she doesn’t want to use.

Of all my unwanted gifts, this was the one I tried hardest not to use. It made me lose myself, which wouldn’t be a problem on its own, but it turned me into something I liked even less.

Which puts her a bit in John Bloody Taylor territory.

Although I could have done without the boinking, I get that it’s a thing with noir so it wasn’t a deal breaker.


As a general rule, I’m suspicious of unassuming men in their late fifties because they’re usually terrifying supernatural monsters.

Probable truth.

Publisher : Carina Press
Rating: 8/10


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