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 reading 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.
Great not-a-review! And I loved Jeanne! She’s from two counties over from me. I think I probably sound like that. ; )
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.
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. ; )
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? 😀
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).
Well, at least there’s another Raine book, right? 😀
Yep, and it’s a doozy! ; )