Monday, May 15, 2017

The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
by Lisa Tuttle

Miss Lane wonders if she has, perhaps, made a big error in accepting the position of assistant to Mr. Jasper Jesperson, Private Investigator.  While investigating the night wanderings of a kind, gentle man, they find themselves involved in the mysterious disappearances of several of London's psychics.  Are the two cases connected?  Feeling frustrated that the case is going nowhere, Miss Lane quickly finds herself immersed within a dangerous web of cunning deceit and chicanery. 

Tuttle has created a likeable and entertaining duo in Miss Lane and Mr. Jesperson.  Her plotting is precise and she weaves her slimy villain nicely within her other characters.  The chemistry between Miss Lane and Jesperson will be a big hit with the fans of William Ritter’s Jackaby series though the series does not have the fantasy theme thus far.  The storyline has a mild supernatural thread and it enhances the story without overpowering. Over all it is a good story and highly enjoyable.  I hope we hear more from the adventures of Miss Lane and Mr. Jesperson, and his mom.  This title is an excellent option for teens who want to read up.

Genre: Mystery

ebook ISBN:  9780399182198   
Release Date: May 16, 2017    
Publisher:  Random House/Hydra

I want to thank the publisher for generously providing an Advanced Read's Copy for my honest review.

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