After the shocking events of last summer, the high society of Port Saint Frey has plenty to gossip about. Who was the Gentleman Bandit? Why hasn't he been captured? And what really happened that night when the Guildmaster disappeared? When the Guild hires Abel Fresnel, a detective with special powers of his own, to find the answers, Tesara and Yvienne Mederos have to avoid his probing questions and keep mum about their role in the events of that dark night. Everything's more or less under control until a dead man turns up in the dumbwaiter...File Under: Fantasy [ Card Sharks | Sharp Sleuth | Magic Fingers | Dial S for Sisters ]
Patrice Sarath gives us a colorful Dickensian fantasy that leads the reader on an unpredictable path of murder, intrigue, and mystery, served up with her customary lively characterizations and pitch-perfect dialogue. It's a tale of magic lost and recovered, fortunes made and squandered, and broken lives healed. I loved the determination of the Sisters Mederos! Despite myriad setbacks, they return to the city that crushed their family a decade before, take on the corrupt guild, and bring their enemies to justice. The first chapter in a thrilling new series! Delightful and compulsively readable account of the escapades of two strong willed sisters determined to restore their rightful place though disreputable means. Patrice Sarath takes readers on a fine, twisty adventure with two determined young women who abandon their dutiful, well mannered upbringing for drawing room gambling, dark alleys, and magic. The Victorian trappings and feisty protagonists-Tesara's sharp mind, and hidden magic, Yvinne's sharper tongue-propel this mystery story merrily, murderously along.