Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"The Affair of the Wooden Boy" -- Ian Doyle

The setting of "The Affair of the Wooden Boy" is Victorian London, but not the one you've read about in history books. In this long story by Ian Doyle (aka Mel Odom), we get a place where magic works, where the gargoyles on the buildings can whisper their secrets to those they choose, and where some really strange things can happen.

For some of those strange things a private enquiry agent might be of use, and James Stark is the only one in town who deals with cases involving the dark side. This one begins when a walking, talking wooden boy shows up at his door to ask for help. After that, there's intrigue and magic and several nice surprises and twists in a story heavy with atmosphere and plenty of entertainment. I hope we'll be seeing more of Mina and James Stark.

This one's available only on Kindle. You can find it out at Amazon for a buck ninety-nine.


David Cranmer said...

I enjoyed the hell out of this story. Lots of fun.

Jody said...

OK, you convinced me. I've just downloaded it to my Kindle.