LONDON. When the body of a priest is found in the ruins of Winchester Palace, his tattooed arms flayed, his mouth stuffed with feathers, the alternative community of Southwark huddle in fear.
Private investigator Jamie Brooke begins the hunt for the murderer aided by...more
You will not want to be interrupted once you start this book. Exciting third adventure with our now ex-cop and our psychic. Author weaves into the story the social ills of modern society, the determination of a greedy land developer, and, of course, horrible serial killings, all mixed in with a mesmerizing evil politician, street people, and marching "clean up our streets" groups. All the ingredients for a thriller tha ...more
Tattoo is the theme explored in “Deviance” and with extensive research on the history of body modification Ms. Penn has created another very captivating episode for us to enjoy.
Jami Brooke and Blake Daniel are the two protagonists at the heart of this latest saga.
This is a great story that wraps up this wonderful trilogy. The author colourfully weaves suspense with supernatural/ paranormal and dives into the darkness of humanity. In the shady area of town, J ...more
I am rather bummed that there's no exact confirmation whether Jamie and Blake will pursue their attraction towards one another. Instead, at the end of this book, Blake ...more
Jamie is setting up her life after it was so derailed in her daughters death and loss of her job and she realizes she has no community to support her. While she begins to stretch out and make connections someone ...more
Jamie Brooke, once Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke, is now on her own after resigning from the police force at the end of the previous book. Her daughter Polly's death and the phantasmag ...more
The leaders of the Southwark hired Jaime Brooke, a former Detective Sergeant turned Private Investigator, begins the hunt for a murderer. She turned to Blake Daniel, a psychic and museum curator for help. As her i ...more
Deviance is book three in the London psychic trilogy. This is a stand alone novel. The primary character Jamie Brooke is now a private investigator. She resigned from her prior job as a detective in the homicide bureau of the Metro Police department in London. Jamie has the tenacity of a modern day Sherlock Holmes. She has strong powers of deductive reasoning, but she establishes strong emotional bonds with friends. She strongly relies on instinct and will quickly act on these ...more
This installment of the series is just as well written, researched and edited as Desecration and Delirium. It isn't as dark in ...more
I love the writing style of this author. Her words paint pictures - both beautiful and horrifying, so much that you feel you can almost see what she is describing in living color. This was an interesting story - again, Penn has done a lot of research to provide an authentic look at her topic of choice. This time, it was the seamier side of London and those living on the margins. You learn something new, ...more
Deviance is the third book in the London Psychic series. In this book, Jamie Brooke, now a private investigator, and Blake Daniel, the psychic researcher, look into the murder and disappearances of tattooed members of the Southwark borough of London. The s ...more
Private investigator Jamie Brooks, weighed down with self-doubts and loss, sets off to aid the community she's finally integrating into when it is rocked by a series of horrific murders. With the help of an alcoholic psychic researcher, Blake, and her new artist community friends, she starts to unravel a gruesome truth linked to the highest orders of power in London...
The Southwark setti ...more
Sex workers and the homeless are like Marmite, they are either thought of as human beings or scum of the earth to be rid of. These days you can add the seriously ill and disabled on benefits to this list. I agree with a previous reviewer that you just can't help comparing this to what is happening in the UK at the moment.
Love Jamie and Blake. Can't wait to ...more
*I learned mo ...more
Penn's writing continues to get better and better! This story combines so much research, real-life geography, culture, sub-culture, passion, and on and on! There is something about her stories that are so intriguing that I am a confirmed fan.
The darkness of the setting of this story is offset by the depth of human care and kindness that many of the characters share. The depth of depravity of the main antagonist is offset by the strength of the community to which he directs ...more
The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, global locations, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural. Described by readers as a female Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code.
One Day In Budapest is a chilling view of a possible future as ...more