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A Death at the Dionysus Club (urspr publ 2014; utgåvan 2014)

av Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold

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In the sequel to Lambda Literary Award-winning Death by Silver, metaphysician Ned Mathey and private detective Julian Lynes again challenge magical and murderous threats in a Victorian London not quite the city in our history books. Mathey is recruited by Scotland Yard to assist the new Metaphysical Crimes Squad in the case of a literally heartless corpse. Mathey soon discovers that the magic used to rob the man of his heart and life does not conform to the laws of modern metaphysics-and then a second victim turns up. Meanwhile, a minor poet hires Lynes to track down and stop the blackmailer threatening to reveal him as the pseudonymous author of popular romances. When another target of the same blackmailer, a friend of Mathey's assistant Miss Frost, appeals for aid, Lynes and Mathey begin to suspect murders and blackmail are connected. Digging deep into the clandestine worlds of lawless antique magic and the gay demimonde, Mathey and Lynes must uncover the source and nature of a heart-stealing supernatural creature before it can kill them too, even as they face the scandal of exposing themselves as sodomites in order to close the case.… (mer)
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Titel:A Death at the Dionysus Club
Författare:Melissa Scott
Andra författare:Amy Griswold
Info:Lethe Press (2014), Paperback, 268 pages
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I think I love this book even more than Death by Silver.

Same quality writing (still, there are a few pesky typos, but who cares, they are just that - typos), with amazing characters. Take Dolly Hall, for example. He dies in the very beginning of the book, but his presence is palpable all the way through the end. Challice, the poor soul. Stuck in a straight marriage, thinking himself an abomination at the same time longing for family and kids. There is not much of him in this story, either, but I couldn't help worrying about him and his wife.
Magic. Spells. Curses. Sex magic. Forbidden magic. Evil creatures. Half House. No, literally, Half House :) Yeah... pretty cool!
London. I was attached to both my ipad and my phone, following the streets on Google Maps and checking out the landmarks while reading. I only visited all the usual tourist traps for the most part when I was there, but it made it easier for me to orient myself. London is one of the most spectacular cities I've ever seen (step aside, Paris!) and one of my favorites.
Evil sorcerer. Well, not quite a sorcerer, but he used some pretty weird messed up magic. This time he was much harder to pin. In Death by Silver the murderer was very predictable and it caused me a lot of frustration. Every time the said criminal was on page, I couldn't help but yell at the boys: Right there! See? How can you be so blind! Figure it out already!
I could not put the book down and didn't want it to end. If you love KJ Charles, you will like this, too.
The MCs are under much pressure where their affection for each other is concerned (those were the times *sign*), so don't expect prolonged or explicit sex scenes. But the tenderness is there.

Very much recommended. ( )
  Mrella | Mar 8, 2021 |
I simply loved this one. The story itself was thrilling, with nail-biting moments (that desperate run through the fog!) and so filled with mostly despicable victims that you need to remind yourself that, no, eating human parts it's not the adequated way of dealing with things.

The relationship between Julian and Ned is... complicated. There are so many unsaid things, and so much in their past that it's affecting their present. And the times don't help, either. But, somehow, they make it work and manage to trust each other not only with their bodies (that was the easy part) but with their heart too.

But what I truly enjoyed here is how some secondary characters are taking a more definite shape. Miss Frost is sharp as a whip, resourceful, strong-willed and firmly set in her own goals, and I love her... and her friend, Miss Barton? Well, as she's going to work with Hatton as police matron I think we'll see more of her.

And talking of Hatton... I like him, too. He is down-to-earth, sensible and intelligent, his work his motivating force. A truly decent man, in the real sense of the word.

Even Oppenshaw is likeable: stern but curious, severe but compassionate. Yeah, I like him.

So, yes, this certainly made to my favourites list =D ( )
  Claudia_M | Oct 27, 2018 |
What's harder to solve than a locked room murder? A case where the victims' hearts are removed without leaving a mark on the body. And how does it tie in with the blackmail of ladies romance fiction writers? Another metaphysical case for Ned Mathey and Julian Lynes. ( )
  SF_fan_mae | Feb 16, 2016 |
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In the sequel to Lambda Literary Award-winning Death by Silver, metaphysician Ned Mathey and private detective Julian Lynes again challenge magical and murderous threats in a Victorian London not quite the city in our history books. Mathey is recruited by Scotland Yard to assist the new Metaphysical Crimes Squad in the case of a literally heartless corpse. Mathey soon discovers that the magic used to rob the man of his heart and life does not conform to the laws of modern metaphysics-and then a second victim turns up. Meanwhile, a minor poet hires Lynes to track down and stop the blackmailer threatening to reveal him as the pseudonymous author of popular romances. When another target of the same blackmailer, a friend of Mathey's assistant Miss Frost, appeals for aid, Lynes and Mathey begin to suspect murders and blackmail are connected. Digging deep into the clandestine worlds of lawless antique magic and the gay demimonde, Mathey and Lynes must uncover the source and nature of a heart-stealing supernatural creature before it can kill them too, even as they face the scandal of exposing themselves as sodomites in order to close the case.

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