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Death by Silver av Melissa Scott
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Death by Silver (utgåvan 2013)

av Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold

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His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again. Until Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick-one of the pieces Ned declared magically harmless. Calling on his old school friend Julian Lynes-private detective and another victim of the younger Nevett-Ned races to solve the murder, clear the stain on his professional reputation, and lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Assisted by Ned's able secretary Miss Frost, who has unexpected metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncover secrets and scandals, confront the unexpected murderer and the mysteries of their own relationship. In the Lambda Literary Award winning Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.… (mer)
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Titel:Death by Silver
Författare:Melissa Scott
Andra författare:Amy Griswold
Info:Lethe Press (2013), Paperback, 272 pages
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Taggar:historical, fantasy, mystery

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Solid writing; a few typos don't count. An excellent historical with a dash of magic.
Non-romantic relationship (not for the lack of interest on both MCs part), mystery suspense and scenes of past abuse dominate this story.
The two MCs-wizard-detectives do get together closer to the end, but as far as I recall all sex scenes fade into black.

5 stars for a great historical fantasy mystery-suspense :D ( )
  Mrella | Mar 8, 2021 |
Okay. Need to think about this review. My heart wants to give it a 5 but my gut is saying hold off and think about it!

4 stars. Excellent alt Victorian London with magic. The world building and mystery is superb. Lost a star because, although the two leads are endearing, the actual romance felt like it played second fiddle and I wanted more to be made of it.
For those who are interested their is low/no on page sex. ( )
  Lillian_Francis | Feb 24, 2021 |
This murder mystery is set in an alternate London where metaphysicians (magicians) go to university and then ply their trades. The story is told through the viewpoints of metaphysician Ned Mathey and his semi-friend-with-benefits Julian Lynes, a consulting detective.

I greatly enjoyed the worldbuilding. There was a strong sense of setting, and enough detail for the magic to feel "real" without it being a chore to keep track of the details. The plot was, I suppose, standard enough fare with expected misdirections, confusions, unfortunate coincidences and so on.

I wasn't massively keen on the romance element (but if you've read my other reviews you know I don't do romance). Since we saw both Ned and Julian's thoughts about each other, their misunderstandings and assumptions about why the other didn't *really* want them felt belaboured. Their recollections of each other being bullied at school had a similar effect for me - too much drawn-out angst for my tastes.

An undemanding easy read.
  MHThaung | Aug 16, 2020 |
Dnf at 50%, second try dnf at 10%.

So I tried to read this story firstly via audiobook (which was asmr fest with all the mouth sounds) and my mind was constantly slipping away, so I thought to give this book another chance via physical copy and... I was so bored. I wanted to love this book so badly! Just look at the cover, the premise! It was everything that I love, but in reality it wasn't. ( )
  Alevis | May 17, 2020 |
Sort of Sherlock Holmes-y if there was a complex and rather mathematical magic suffusing London's life and culture. And if Holmes and Watson were actually gay as hell for each other. It took a bit for me to really get into this book, but I'm a sucker for a "we're basically together, but we're STILL PINING because we're IDIOTS" romance, and also for competence porn. The mystery's resolution was a disorienting anti-climax though (we figured out the murderer... ok bye), which was... odd. ( )
  epaulettes | Jan 3, 2019 |
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His practice newly established, metaphysician Ned Mathey can't afford to turn away any clients. But the latest Londoner to seek Ned's magical aid gives him pause: Mr Edgar Nevett, an arrogant banker, is the father of the bully who made Ned's life hell at boarding school. Nevertheless, Ned accepts the commission to ensure the Nevett family silver bears no ancient or modern curses, and then prepares to banish the Nevett family to unpleasant memory again. Until Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick-one of the pieces Ned declared magically harmless. Calling on his old school friend Julian Lynes-private detective and another victim of the younger Nevett-Ned races to solve the murder, clear the stain on his professional reputation, and lay to rest the ghosts of his past. Assisted by Ned's able secretary Miss Frost, who has unexpected metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncover secrets and scandals, confront the unexpected murderer and the mysteries of their own relationship. In the Lambda Literary Award winning Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.

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