The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.
This is the first book in the Dulcie O'Neill series. I enjoyed To Kill a Warlock. H.P Mallory is a great new force in the Urban Fantasy genre.
Dulcie is a fairy, and she works as a Regulator for the A.N.C (Association of Netherworld Creatures). Dulcie ultimately polices Nehterworld creatures. When a Warlock is murdered Dulcie finds herself a suspect, but when more Netherworlders are found murdered, Dulcie is right in the the middle of the investigation. She's a pretty kick-ass character. It's always good to read strong female leads. Although, Dulcie has a few issues and I sometimes felt a little bogged down with them. She has the help of Knight, a hot paranormal investigator who asks that she not tell anyone he's there. She suspicious and doesn't like keeping it from her boss, Quillan, a sexy Elf she has had her eye on, and the inspiration for her writing. I really liked the idea of Dulcie wanting to become an author. Some of the scenes she writes are pretty funny. You get a little love triangle between Knight, Quillan and the sexy resident vamp with a nightclub, Bram. (Who had the name before the author). There's a great supporting cast with her Wiccan best friend Sam, a sadistic demon who owns an S&M club, her fellow regulator a hobgoblin and the scary monster she's hunting. The author brings everything together so well, a little like making a potion, with enough plot twists, action, romance, betrayal, and murder to keep almost everyone entertained. I can't wait to see where H.P Mallory takes Dulcie next.