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Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Not entirely a book review, but it is

I just finished the third book in Lisa Shearin’s SPI files. They are so fun. I read the first one, The Grendel Affair, when it first came out. I bought the second, The Dragon Conspiracy, and then somehow forgot about it. Then The Brimstone Deception came out last month and I realized I had some rbrimstone-deception_finaleading to do. The happy thing is that I had two to read back-to-back and that was so fabulous. The unhappy thing is that I don’t have another to chew through. Damn.

Anyhow, the SPI books take place in New York City and revolve around a supernatural non-official police force. There’s a lot of police procedure, adventure, snark, and a hint of romance. The character interactions are just so much fun. Smart and funny and serious and in the latest book, you get to meet the great great great . . . grandaughter of the witch who built Hansel’s and Gretel’s gingerbread house. Only Kitty’s not a child-eater. You’ve got a wide cast of characters, and a variety of cool stuff going on. I really recommend you just go get all three, stock up on some munchies and your drink of choice, and hunker down for a good long, lovely read. Really.

And then, because she’s just so much fun, watch Jeanne Robertson. A very fun, very clean comedian. You’ll laugh.

7 comments to “Not entirely a book review, but it is”

  1. Lisa Shearin
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     · February 6th, 2016 at 7:27 pm · Link

    Great not-a-review! And I loved Jeanne! She’s from two counties over from me. I think I probably sound like that. ; )



    • Di Francis
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       · February 6th, 2016 at 8:07 pm · Link

      Oh I have envy. I would love to see her live. I may have to pick your brains about funny stories and characters for a book I’m sort of working on between others. When is the next SPI book out? And please tell me there will be one. Or ten.



      • lisa shearin
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         · February 6th, 2016 at 11:29 pm · Link

        I’m writing the next SPI book now — The Ghoul Vendetta — which will be out this time next year. I have four more books already plotted, and no plans to stop after those. One of them has Mac taking a “vacation” to go back home to NC to visit her family that doesn’t go quite as planned. ; )



        • Di Francis
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           · February 6th, 2016 at 11:33 pm · Link

          That is lovely news. And I have wanted to meet Mak’s family. Especially Grandma Fraser. Can’t wait for that book. I don’t suppose you could write faster? 😀



          • lisa shearin
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             · February 6th, 2016 at 11:39 pm · Link

            I wish I could (write faster). After I turn in Ghoul Vendetta, I write the next Raine Benares book (the series picks back up with Wedding Bells, Magic Spells — out February 16) from Tam Nathrach’s POV. After that, another Raine book, followed by the next SPI Files, for a total of 3 books a year (I hope).



            • Di Francis
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               · February 6th, 2016 at 11:45 pm · Link

              Well, at least there’s another Raine book, right? 😀



              • lisa shearin
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                 · February 6th, 2016 at 11:47 pm · Link

                Yep, and it’s a doozy! ; )



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