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by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Series: The Maradaine Constabulary #2
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural
Publication date: November 1
Synopsis: Mixing high fantasy and mystery, this is Marshall Ryan Maresca’s second novel in the Maradaine Constabulary series, companion to DAW’s Maradaine Novels.
The neighborhood of the Little East is a collision of cultures, languages, and traditions, hidden away in the city of Maradaine. A set of streets to be avoided or ignored. When a foreign dignitary is murdered, solving the crime falls to the most unpopular inspectors in the Maradaine Constabulary: exposed fraud Satrine Rainey, and uncircled mage Minox Welling.
With a murder scene deliberately constructed to point blame toward the Little East, Rainey is forced to confront her former life, while Welling’s ignorance of his own power threatens to consume him. And these few city blocks threaten to erupt into citywide war unless the constabulary solves the case
The reasons this book appeals to me:
- I’ve waited for the cover of this second book in the series for a number of months! I kept checking for the cover so I could show it on my Waiting on Wednesday! I finally found it.
- This was a favorite book last year. It combined fantasy with police procedural, mystery and a strong female protagonist.
- This sounds like a great addition to the first book. Sounds like it moves the characters forward which I like.
- Love the cover.