If Adrien feels that after solving two murder cases he can now settle down to running his bookshop and enjoying his relationship with closeted LAPD detective, Jake, he is very much mistaken. It seems his dippy, New Age assistant Angus has got on the wrong side of a devil worshipping cult, and in trying to help the lad, Adrien gets entangled in esoteric rivalries which soon turn homicidal. And to make matters worse, Jake is determined to conquer his rogue gayness once and for all by getting married to his pregnant girlfriend.
This has all the charm, suspense, wit and fascination of the first in the series. Adrien's universe is one which might have a tendency to throw up mass murders at intervals, but no one could ever accuse it of being dull. Gorgeously written, full of humor and engaging intelligence, I bought this one in paperback on the strength of the first two in the series, and I'm glad I did, because this is possibly better than either of them. It isn't often that a series gets better with each book, but this one does! I cannot recommend it highly enough.
In the third in the popular Adrien English series, the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer has to contend with a Satanic cult, a handsome university professor and his on-again/off-again relationship with the eternally conflicted LAPD Detective Jake Riordan.
And, oh, yes, murder...