Synopsis: Alexander Drake, Investigator for Hire, doesn’t like working for the Nobility, and doesn’t prefer to take jobs from strange men who accost him in alleyways. A combination of hired muscle and ready silver have a way of changing a man’s mind. A lord has been killed, his body found covered in bite marks. Even worse, the late lord’s will is missing, and not everyone wants Drake to find it. Solving the case might plunge Drake into deeper danger.
Review : I did not know about the book or the author but it’s true that I was curious about the story after such a synopsis. How not to be intrigued? A detective, a different time from ours, a good mystery? I’m always ready for that!
We therefore discover Alexander Drake a detective who is hired in a strangely enough way but also against an important salary. That’s why our hero does not hesitate to accept the survey offered. Indeed, a Noble asks him to find the murderer of his father, as well as his will that seems to have disappeared. But while Drake delves into the case, he realizes very quickly that many dangers are looming and that many would rather see him away (which will complement his determination even more).
This is a novella, so you can imagine that this is a story that we read very quickly but it was a pleasure to discover the world of the author and his characters and I hope we will have the chance to see everyone again. I find that despite the few pages, the author has managed to achieve a good plot and I have not felt a specific lack, which is always a good point. It was certainly a good find!