Mysterious happenings are nothing new to reclusive scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne, but finding one of his colleagues screaming for help in the street is rather unusual. Allan Tambling claims he can’t remember any of the last hour—but someone murdered his uncle, and Allan is covered in blood.
Whyborne’s lover, dashing ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty, agrees to prove Allan’s innocence. But when Allan is deemed insane and locked away in the Stormhaven Lunatic Asylum, Griffin finds himself reliving the horrifying memories of his own ordeal inside a madhouse.
Along with their friend Christine, the two men become drawn deeper and deeper into a dark web of conspiracy, magic, and murder. Their only clue: a missing artifact depicting an unknown god. Who stole the artifact, and why can’t Allan remember what happened? And what is the truth behind the terrible experiments conducted on Stormhaven’s forbidden fourth floor?
It will take all of Whyborne’s sorcery and Griffin’s derring-do to stop the murderers and save Allan. But first, they must survive an even greater challenge: a visit from Griffin’s family.
Review – 5/5
I am absolutely gutted there is no more W&G until May. And that sums up my excitement over this whole series. Gorgeous writing, brilliant characters and a solid mystery story, add in the time setting with issues about two men being together and I could not put this book down.
I for one am going to be stalking Jordan now until May when the next book is out. Necropolis is book 4 and I am so excited…
Now I am off to read The Magpie Lord from KJ Charles so i can move on to read the collaboration between Charles and Hawk… is looking forward to this…
EDIT from Jordan – [their] collaboration actually involves KJ's other series, The Secret Casebooks of Simon Feximal which so far consists of two short stories: The Caldwell Ghost and Butterflies.