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Unshapely Things - Mark Del Franco
Unshapely Things
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In the alleys of the decrepit Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, fairy prostitutes are turning up dead. The crime scenes show signs of residual magic, but the Guild, which polices the fey, has more "important" crimes to investigate and dumps the case on human law enforcement. Boston police... show more
In the alleys of the decrepit Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, fairy prostitutes are turning up dead. The crime scenes show signs of residual magic, but the Guild, which polices the fey, has more "important" crimes to investigate and dumps the case on human law enforcement. Boston police call in Connor Grey, a druid and former hotshot Guild investigator-whose magical abilities were crippled after a run-in with a radical environmentalist elf. As Connor battles red tape and his own shortcomings, he realizes that the murders are not random, but part of an ancient magical ritual. And if Connor can't figure out the killer's M.O., the culmination of the spell might just bring about a worldwide cataclysm.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780441014774 (0441014771)
ASIN: 441014771
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Series: Connor Grey (#1)
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bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
3.5 A Druidic Downfall and Bewitchment in Boston
~~Moved from GR~~ Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco Connor Grey was once an incredibly powerful druid, but a work incident left him magically crippled, unable to perform the spells that gave him such high status in the fey world. Now living in Boston and working as a police consultant, Connor is...
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3.5 Unshapely Things
My absolute favorite series right now is the Dresden Files, and I tend to compare any other urban fantasy type series to that. I was pleasantly surprised by this. I took me a while to get into it - I kept putting it aside to read something else, but around the 40% mark it hit me (yeah - I can be s...
Stumbling Over Chaos
Stumbling Over Chaos rated it
4.0
I originally read this in February 2008. Upon rereading, I definitely appreciated some of the more "old school" urban fantasy elements (harking back to [a:Charles de Lint|8456|Charles de Lint|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1269735259p2/8456.jpg], [a:Emma Bull|22548|Emma Bull|http://d.gr-assets.com/a...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it
1.0
I immediately realized this would not be the most original urban fantasy I'd ever read - Connor Grey is more than a little reminiscent of Harry Dresden. Grey is a Druid who has lost his magic mojo and most of his high-powered magic-using friends. He consults with the police on cases involving magic,...
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it
5.0
I loved this book. It was a little slow paced in the beginning but that was fine because del Franco set up a complex world mostly by showing rather than telling. It started as an urban fantasy police procedural and it was well done. About halfway through the real action started and I couldn't put it...
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