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The Stitcher and the Mute

(Tales of Fenest #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Detective Cora Gorderheim has found the man who strangled the Wayward storyteller, but he was just a small part of a much bigger tale. Someone powerful ordered a murder on Cora's patch. That someone still lurks in the shadows. But as she continues her investigations, Cora is warned not to pry into the great and the good of Fenest. Too stubborn to know better, Cora keeps di ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published November 12th 2020 by Head of Zeus
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Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It doesn’t take long for the story that Detective Cora Gorderheim’s been telling to gain weight… and a heavy one at that… in the form of a body with a familiar face. Turns out someone important, perhaps even a Chambers, needed their connections to the Wayward killing kept quiet and it seems that bloody murder is a small price to pay for getting away scot free. They should have known better. Cora won’t let sleeping dogs, or dead bodies, lie. She’s prepared to shake things up, and put her life on ...more
Katrina Evans
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. It did everything that a '2 of 3' needs to do in an elegant and engaging way.

The worldbuilding set up in book 1 is used masterfully as a base for nuance and detail in this book.

The pacing is excellent, it has a nice rhythm that matches the story.

The plot is imaginative and the layers of story telling are awe inspiring, I really like how both book 1 and this book have a distinct story that is told and resolved within that 'episode' while still keeping the broader arc is sigh
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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My thanks to Head of Zeus for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Stitcher and the Mute’ by D.K. Fields in exchange for an honest review. I subsequently bought its ebook and audiobook,
narrated by Helen Vine.

This is Book 2 in their Tales of Fenest trilogy, which began in 2019 with ‘Widow’s Welcome’. It again combines the themes of politics and storytelling with a police procedural set in a fantasy realm. As this is a trilogy the books should be read in order.

Detective Cora Gorderheim is continuing he
Amy Kitcher
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Fenest Trilogy continues to be one is the most interesting, original and compelling I have ever read.
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A good, entertaining read that suffered for evidently being the second book of a trilogy. The whole way through I felt I was rushing to get to the end, but perhaps this is because I’m unaccustomed to police procedurals? Still, the world of Fenest is well realised and the danger felt all too real.
Lynsay Tervit
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in the series, which starts with Widows Welcome.

This is a fantasy book, based in an unusual world where stories are the main currency, elections are determined by storytellers and there are numerous gods with specific qualities. It took me a while to get into this, but I think this was partly because it was a sequel so I wasn’t very sure of all the ins and outs of the world. I believe that this must also
Barrie Llewelyn
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the second book of the Tales of Fenest trilogy, D K Fields have continued to create a unique world which is also scarily close to our own. There is still an election in progress and it is still to be decided by who tells the best story. (With the recent US election still in some dispute, it is chilling to even write those words.) There is a plague raging in the background, corruption, fake news and back story secrets. And there the age old story of a colorful detective determined to find out ...more
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DK Fields is the writing partnership of novelists David Towsey and Katherine Stansfield.

They both write individually: David’s zombie-western The Walkin’ Trilogy is published by Quercus. Katherine’s historical crime fiction series, Cornish Mysteries, is published by Allison & Busby. She is also a poet.

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