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LitStack Review: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books Release Date:  August 16, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7825-5 Mary Robinette Kowal is the absolute queen of historical speculative fiction. First, in her Glamourist Histories series, she invokes Regency England but with a twist – her England includes an elegant magic, known as “glamour”, which allows a practitioner to reach […]

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LitStack Review: Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? by Paul Cornell

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? Paul Cornell Pan Books Release Date:  May 19, 2016 ISBN 978-1-4472-7326-4 London detectives James Quill, Tony Costain and Kevin Sefton, and analyst Lisa Ross form a unique team; they have been “gifted” with the Sight – the ability to see the hidden, supernatural side of London.  Its often not a pretty […]

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LitStack Review: Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal

Of Noble Family Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books Release Date:  April 28, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-7836-1 PLEASE NOTE:  This review, by necessity, contains spoilers for the first four books in The Glamourist Histories series. * * * * * It’s been almost six years since the first volume in Mary Robinette Kowal’s lovely The Glamourist Histories series, Shades […]

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LitStack Review: The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell

The Severed Streets Paul Cornell Tor Books Publication Date:  May 20, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3028-4 It’s modern day, London, summer, hot.  The city is in the grips of social unrest:  masked mobs march in protest of funding and service cuts while perceived graft and waste in government flows on unabated, the police are tired of seeing […]