Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (DAW, 2009); audiobook read by Mary Robinette Kowal (Brilliance, 2010) McGuire has crafted a multifaceted faerie world overlaid upon modern-day San Francisco. Even though the crime and investigation don’t amount to much, October Daye remains an easy protagonist to follow, her sardonic faux-hardboiled narration well-handled in audio form by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Tag: San Francisco
Endgame by Bill Pronzini (Tom Doherty, 2017) Nameless has been in semi-retirement for some years now, sharing his workload and fading ever more into the San Francisco background while colleague Jake Runyon comes to the fore. Having shaped reader expectations, Pronzini here uses the parallel narratives to upend them.