Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mean Streets-Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson and Thomas E. Sniegoski

Mean Streets
Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson and Thomas E. Sniegoski
Roc, Jan 2009, $15.00
ISBN: 9780451462497

“The Warrior” by Jim Butcher. Harry Dresden knows he has faced some death defying strange cases, but fears this time with the Michael scenario he may not make it out even dead let alone alive.

“The Difference a Day Makes” by Simon R. Green. In the Nightside, the femme fatale enters the private investigative office of John Taylor to obviously hire him. However, her request is off the chart, which says a lot with what the detective has seen and done; she needs John to find her lost memory.

“The Third Death of the Little Clay Dog” by Kat Richardson. The case was expected to be easy and fast so the Greywalker wonders why she is in such dire straits as nothing went right starting with the attacks from the grave of the raging vengeful late Harper Blaine

“Noah’s Orphans” by Thomas E. Sniegoski. He is hired to uncover who killed the centuries old Noah; for a fallen angel like Remy Chandler the case seems simple, but he will soon learn once again as he did when he fell from grace that there is nothing straightforward under heaven and earth.

These four paranormal urban fantasy noirs occur in the author’s renowned “world” starring ultra famous lead characters. Each tale is well written feeling complete even in the novella format and complement one another as the writers rose to the occasion of expectations from their fan base. An obvious must for readers of any of the four paranormal sagas, newcomers will appreciate the introductions to these literary legends as they investigate the otherworldly MEAN STREETS.

Harriet Klausner

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