Saturday, December 3, 2011

I’m reviewing Laura Anne Gilman’s Tricks Of The Trade at Smexybooks

Tricks of the Trade (Paranormal Scene Investigations #3)

Tricks Of The Trade (Paranormal Investigations #3) Laura Anne Gilman
Urban Fantasy
November 15, 2011

Favorite Quote: “The world we live in isn’t black and white…it’s always been shades of gray “

Tricks Of The Trade is the 3rd book in Ms. Gilman’s CSI like paranormal series-Paranormal Investigations. Heavy with criminal investigative lingo and procedures, this steady paced urban fantasy combines multiple criminal cases with personal crisis’s to keep the reader well engaged to the end. Innovative world building coupled with rich characterization continues to improve as we enter the third book of this series. The team has added a new member whose magical talent isn’t quite known yet but her administrative skills rock the office. Still not taken seriously by the Cosa Nostradamus or the human police force; the PUPIs do the best they can in a political climate that is stacked against them. Bonnie and her team are given to two separate crimes to investigate which while dividing the team’s skills, it brings them together in more ways then one. A fatae floater shows up in the river and a rich human’s break in has the smell of magic all over it. Add in Bonnie’s violent visions of the future, the sudden appearance of an ancient trickster and Bonnie and Ben’s merging and you have all the elements for a inventive paranormal mystery.


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