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The affair of the mysterious letter

by Hall, Alexis J.,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 10 copies
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Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Miss Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation. When Miss Haas is enlisted to solve a case of blackmail against one of her former lovers, Captain Wyndham finds himself drawn into a mystery.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This zany queer and fantastical pastiche of the Sherlock Holmes stories froths with magic and humor. Its narrator, John Wyndham, is Watson to the Sherlock of Shaharazad Haas, a drug-bingeing sorceress who possesses formidable skills of deduction. Their client is Lady Eirene Viola Delhali, a socialite being blackmailed with anonymous letters that demand she break off her impending nuptials to her lover, Cora Beck. When Shaharazad narrows down the possible suspects to five, the stage is set for a series of adventures across the triple cities of Khelathra-Ven, a locale fluid in time and space that includes realms modeled on Robert W. Chambers's The King in Yellow and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Hall (For Real) nudges the reader's ribs with subtle satires of the works he's mashing up, and enlivens the plot with amusing scrapes and confrontations attributable to Shaharazad's infamy from (suggested) past exploits. This is a fun riff on canonical works of fantasy and detection. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women private investigators -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Vampires -- Fiction.
Extortion -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 340 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780440001331
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