cover image From Hell with Love

From Hell with Love

Simon R. Green. Roc, 24.95 (368pp) ISBN 978-0-451-46332-6

This gripping, fast-paced, emotionally intense fourth volume in Green’s Secret Histories series (after 2009’s The Spy Who Haunted Me) is sure to delight fans of paranormal investigator Eddie Drood and his girlfriend, the fabulously strong and strong-willed witch Molly Metcalf. An insignificant villain, Doctor Delirium, plans to acquire a powerful, mysterious item at a secret sale. This simple event explodes into complexity when someone kills the Drood matriarch and turns Eddie’s family into a deadly mob, with horrifying consequences. The real enemy is truly worthy of the Drood clan: a race of immortals who plan to breach the gates of heaven itself. Fans of the series will be delighted by the deft combination of urban fantasy adventure, sharp-edged sarcasm, and treachery upon treachery, which make this installment strong enough to stand alone as a great introduction to Green’s work. (June)