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Hallow Point by Ari Marmell
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really liked it

As with the first book in the series, I very much enjoyed this combination of noir and urban fantasy. The plot is clever, the opponents are appropriately dislikeable, and all the noir elements are there (including a dangerous dame). Mick Oberon continues to be the principled, but pragmatic hero, setting out to protect everyone he can, at cost to himself.

I noted, for the first book, how excellent the editing was. In this book, it isn't quite so good. There are some basic homonym errors that haven't been caught: whetting/wetting, creek/creak, palls/pals, tics/ticks ("tic" is also used correctly elsewhere), compliment/complement, blanche/blanch, plum/plumb, and snuggly/snugly. There are also a few other minor typos. Overall, though, the writing is smooth, the voice is consistent (with a judicious scattering of period slang, though I could probably have done with less of the dialect), and there are wonderful images like these:

"a black dress so tight I wondered if she shed it monthly and grew a new one"

and:

"I'd probably end up so dead I'd need a second corpse to hold it all."

The third book is going onto my TBR list, with no hesitation.
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Reading Progress

May 8, 2016 – Started Reading
May 8, 2016 – Shelved
May 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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