So in October, Lagrange Books published an awesome hard-boiled detective fantasy collection by the incredible Misha Burnett, and for some reason WordPress wouldn’t let me post about it for weeks…
But that was then. Feast your eyes on this sweet cover:
And the book itself is even better! But don’t take my word for it. Here is a great review from Jon Mollison:
Misha’s writing snaps along with the brisk pace, terse delivery, and blank slate hero that marks all the best hard boiled works. His understated descriptions and emotional subtlety are in display here at their finest. For his writing alone, this book deserves a place on your shelf.
Rugar’s World is a city set in a straight up fantasy realm. It isn’t our Earth plus magic, it is its own world with its own history and politics and cultures. Our protagonist is a quiet American type of guy who keeps the peace in a west coast city that lies somewhere on the cultural and physical border between LA and Seattle. City politics rears its ugly head and complicates otherwise straightforward murder investigations. Think Bright without the heavy handed identity politics. Or Law and Order with wands and necromancers and nations filled with golems and vampires.
Buy it today in Kindle, or in print from your favorite retailer. You’re going to love it!