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The Angel of the Crows

Tor. Jun. 2020. 448p. ISBN 9780765387394. $27.99. f
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Dr. J.H. Doyle faced the Fallen during the war in Afghanistan and survived. Physically and spectrally injured, Doyle is released from the Armed Forces and sent back to London. When a colleague arranges a meeting with a potential flatmate, Doyle is surprised to meet the angel Crow—who is not Fallen, but also not tied to any physical location, as are most angels. Even more intriguing is Crow’s passion, investigating dark and mysterious crimes with the local police, especially the latest list of Whitechapel murders of prostitutes. Doyle is drawn into Crow and Inspector Lestrade’s investigations, finding camaraderie. Yet Doyle has secrets—not the least of which is being a hell-hound—and Crow is as challenging as he is charming, leading to numerous close calls. A twisting, surprising Sherlock bend in a world of angels, hell-hounds, and other supernatural beings. Readers may know the names and the stories, but here is an original tale.
VERDICT Addison (The Goblin Emperor) enthralls readers with her character-driven action, intriguing expressions of identity and sexuality, and a world set in an alternate 1880s London that captures the imagination.

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