Freak Show (The Nightshade Cases, #1) by Patti Larsen (Review by Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp)

 Freak Show

Title: Freak Show (The Nightshade Cases, #1)

Author: Patti Larsen

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Genre: Paranormal / Mystery

Rating: June 13th 2014

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When transsexual starlet Aisling is murdered, Detective Geraldine Meyers is assigned the case. With help from medical examiner Dr. Rachel Hunter, Gerri realizes this is no ordinary killing. While she might not want to call in over-eager anthropologist Dr. Kinsey DanAllart, the detective is forced to trust her friend’s expertise in symbology, even though doing so means admitting “weird” things might be happening in Silver City. As the three friends unravel the mystery of the dancer’s death, one thing is made absolutely apparent–something isn’t right in their new hometown. And someone is doing everything they can to make sure the truth doesn’t come out.

In Silver City, sometimes friendship can be murder.

Welcome to the first Nightshade Case, a series of twenty-one episodes in twenty-one weeks. Please note: this episodic series is based on the television show model, with screenwriting notations and shorter formats. There will be a complete mystery each week, with cliffhangers only occurring in the full season story line.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s Review***
This is the first book in a new urban fantasy series and the author certainly has my attention.

Being “new to me” I am always intrigued to see what new insights an author can bring to a genre that is pretty well saturated and this one certainly feels fresh and new whilst almost having a “film noiresque” type atmosphere.

I am intrigued to see where this series goes and would definitely recommend picking up book 1 and giving it a shot. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

4 out of 5 stars from me.



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