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!
I’ve actuall seen this one somewhere and consider requesting it, but I didn’t quite know what to expect. Now that I know how you felt about it, I’ll make sure to get myself a copy.
I hope you’ll enjoy it
This sounds like a perfect read for my vacation..awesome find.
Love when I stumble upon a fantastic read Melliane! It’s the best feeling:)
Didn’t know this was a novella, or else I would have requested it. I need to pay better attention.
I’m all for good solid short stories every now and then. Glad this was a good one!
Sounds rather good for a novella!!
Nice find! That sure sounds interesting.
Looks like a cool novella to read! Glad you liked it! 🙂
I have not seen this one around before
Hope I get the chance to read this one soon. Of the Tor.com novellas out this summer, this was one that caught my attention right away!
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Despite not being very long, it’s great you enjoyed this one! It means good things for the next one, I suppose. Sounds great.
I should read this soon. I’m so busy a full length novel feels like a lot right now. I also love the sound of the plot. Thanks lady!
This sounds fantastic and I love that it’s a novella so I can get a taste of this author’s writing style. Great review!
What a great cover, it certainly has me wanting to pick up the book.
I’m glad you liked it, but sadly this isn’t for me. LOL
Sounds like it works perfectly as a novella!
Oh this one sounds good! So glad that the plot seems to hold up to expectations. I do think you’ve found me something I need to put on my wishlist.
It’s great to hear that this shortie didn’t lack for a proper conclusion.
Love that cover! Sounds like a fun one 🙂
I’m totally loving this cover. And it’s a novella. Hmm. I’m going to have to look into it. 🙂 Thanks!