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Summary

Humanity excels in finding ever creative ways to murder....

Car bombings as a means for murder was unheard of, unprecedented, and as far as Henri Davenforth knows, only one person in the entire world had ever seen the like before: his partner, the Shinigami Detective. 

The case is transferred to them, because this one calls for Jamie’s skills. But it turns out that not everything is as it appears on the surface. What should have been a straightforward murder, might have some very murky motives behind it, and the further that the two investigate, the stranger the case becomes. 

Now the Royal Mage of Kingston is involved, as well as the Kingsmen, bad charms are flying about, and the situation’s going from bad to worse. Their two murder victims created some bad magic, and it’s spreading like a disease throughout the city, killing other people in its wake. Henri’s desperate to track it down, to end it. He’s afraid that if they don’t react fast enough, even more death and explosions will follow in short order. 

And thousands will die in the aftermath. 

©2019 Honor Raconteur (P)2019 Honor Raconteur

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  • Theirry
  • 27-06-21

Great story!

I first heard of Honor Raconteur when Amazon featured her in Kindle. I really enjoyed 'Magic and the Shinigami Detective' and have since read all the books in this series. I'm glad that Audible is starting to record her books, but would prefer narrators with older voices. Jamie is an experienced FBI agent that has withstood horrible torture, PTSD, etc- but the narrator sounds like she's 20 and hasn't had a care in her very short life. The male voice would be good with Seaton's theatrical presence, but Henri is a 30-plus year old man that is often overworked and magically depleted- and this fellow sounds care and stress free. Otherwise, I'm happy that a wonderful author is getting recognition for her work and hope she continues the story further. Thanks, Honor!

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  • Kindle Customer 1
  • 25-05-21

awesomeness

book two is great, I love it. Waiting impatiently for book one! A wonderful series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-21

Love it 😍

I love the whole series 😍 ...this book is funny with a very interesting and twisting plot.
And the narrators are perfectly catching the accents and personality of characters adding "more" to the story 🤩

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  • Rare Reviewer
  • 09-01-22

Both narrators are wonderful.

This is a very well developed story with strong characters, well thought out world and a wonderful unique story. Wish the entire series was in audible instead of just two of the books. (Audible only carries one of the audible books available.)

Having two wonderful narrators is the icing on the cake. I wish more of the audible books had two narrators - a male narrator for the male parts and a female narrator for the female characters.

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  • 30-11-21

Great little series, great narrators

I read this series first on Kindle, then wanted to get the audiobooks. Unfortunately this is the only book of the series I found available. I already liked the stories and both narrators they chose for this are excellent. They make an already good book better with their interpretations of the male and female lead,s and their characterizations of the other voices were also spot on. I hope they make the rest of the series into audiobooks.

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  • AJ
  • 25-09-22

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Having read the book several times, I knew I had no problems with the story, 5stars there. My only problem is with the voices. Jamie sounds like she is in her teens. Seaton sounds like an imbecile. Clint is almost impossible to understand. I hope this is not carried over in futute recordings.

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  • 10-07-22

Terrific

I loved this mystery series. The narrators were great and made the book come to life. They both put a lot effort into it and I did not have a complaint or a suggestion that could have made it any better. The author wrote a great plot and wonderful characters. This will be a series a listen to many times. I hope the rest of the audiobooks in the series come quickly so I can get them.

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  • Tami from kansas
  • 05-02-22

amazing story

loved it just like the first book, this story has lots of twists and turns. A great listen

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  • Nora Ott
  • 01-02-22

As wonderful as the first book.

I enjoy this book as much as the first book. I hope the other ones will be soon on audio too.