Genres: Urban Fantasy
Released on November 6, 2012
Source: Free Book
Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are bloodsucking vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.
Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.
Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common—they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind—a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.
The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.
Winter Solstice and the Holiday Season ala fae-style can get brutal and bloody, but it’s all in a day’s work for Psychic Detective, Ivy Granger. I’ve been wanting to try this series for a while since I saw Lorna and Melanie’s fab reviews. And, I was totally in after barely reading a page.
Blood and Mistletoe is a novella that falls after the first book in the series. It probably would have been better to read it in order since I probably got a few spoilers as a result. However, the story worked well as a standalone too, the way the author introduced things in the beginning.
Ivy’s latest case right before the holidays is a doozy. There’s a serial killer of fae on the loose and the killings are all rather grim. Ivy has to use her cursed gift to touch something at the murder scene that took her right back to when it happened. Then she makes a precarious deal with a fae, and will Ceff be able to wrap up things with the Selkies in time to escort her to the witch winter solstice party?
I found Ivy an engaging heroine and enjoyed her detecting work. But I think what blew me away was the worldbuilding. Ivy’s world is amazing. I am definitely going back for more. I recommend this series to those who enjoy some grit and darkness and mystery to their urban fantasy.
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