Monday, February 9, 2009

Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover

M.L.N. Hanover is Daniel Abraham, who is in Critical Mass, so like most Critical Mass books, I can only really speak to the draft of this book I read. It was great! Also like many Critical Mass books, it's in a genre I don't normally read, so I don't know how it compares to the competition, except out of loyalty I will assume that it's way better. The title is Unclean Spirits.

Honestly, though, it's getting great reviews on Amazon and I found it a fun ride. The premise is that one Jayne Heller inherits everything her rich uncle owns, including his paranormal investigation service and a large host of friends and enemies - who are not always easy to distinguish from each other. Given she's only 22 and a college dropout, she feels a little in over her head, but she's got a strange talent for the family business. This book takes place in Denver, but Daniel will use his character's wealth to set different books in different locations. The second one, which I've also read (the draft at least) takes place in New Orleans. And yes, having read ahead, I can say that this is a series worth investing in. Daniel doesn't drop the ball. In fact, if you know his Long Price Quartet, you know that he has the ability to make each book better than the last.

It promises to be a fun series, for anyone interested in paranormal mysteries. The name of this series is The Black Sun's Daughter and not, as one mis-listing on Amazon has it, The Black Son's Daughter.

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