Tuesday is new book release day! Today is special because two new books I’m very excited about are hitting indie bookshelves everywhere. The first was Pen & Ink, which I already mentioned earlier today, and the second is this:
Poison Fruit, Agent of Hel #3
by Jacqueline Carey
9780451465313, Hardcover, $26.95
Here is the official description:
The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism—even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel’s liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that’s easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors.
But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet’s horizon.
As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary—represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion—has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel’s sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy—but she’s going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.
Apparently this is going to be the conclusion to the series, which should really be called a trilogy, not a series, and is also unsurprising, as anyone who knows anything about Jacqueline Carey knows that she likes to write things in threes (but, dear Ms. Carey, I’m still waiting to see if there’s a third in the Santa Olivia/Saints Astray “series”).
Anyway, you can read the first chapter in Poison Fruit right here, so enjoy!