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Senior Detective Samantha “Sam” Sarafian gets her planet’s toughest cases. Her stack of homicide department honors is nice, but the thrill for Sam has always been in stretching her skill, in finding hidden information and putting it all together the way no one else can. Now a harmless antiquarian has been murdered, an artifact is missing from his collection, and the killer ...more
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published June 5th 2018
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This slim novel is a lot of fun, and contains well-melded elements of a half dozen genres encased in clever worldbuilding. Stevenson's debt to Glen Cook is terms of the detective noir fantasy is clear, but rather than a single world-weary voice she follows her quartet of characters, each with a distinct voice and viewpoint, so they can observe their allies and discover their backgrounds and secrets through that observation. It's deftly done and engaging, leaving the reader mysteries to ponder an ...more