cover image Low Midnight

Low Midnight

Carrie Vaughn. Tor, $7.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-0-7653-6869-0

Vaughn’s rousing 13th Kitty Norville urban fantasy (following Kitty in the Underworld) is the first solo outing for fan favorite Cormac Bennett. On parole following a manslaughter conviction, Cormac is making a new life for himself as a supernatural detective in present-day Denver. Hunting werewolves worked for his father, but Cormac has learned that werewolves can be good as well as bad, as can vampires and other supernatural creatures. Amelia, a Victorian magician living in his head, serves as a 24/7 magical reference library, and he has plenty of investigative skills of his own. When Kitty asks him to decipher the text of the Book of Shadows, Cormac tackles it head-on, only to find that nothing in his life is simple or easy—especially when it comes to the supernatural. Vaughn keeps the twists and turns coming in this fast-paced, delightful paranormal mystery. Agent: Ashley Grayson, Ashley Grayson Literary Agency. (Jan.)