Someone is killing women and gutting them for their body parts. Is it Jack the Ripper returned, or a far more sinister plot afoot than murder?
Magician Leopold Kazsmer, the Great Enchanter, ashamed of his Jewish-Gypsy blood, has fashioned himself into a proper English gentleman, though he harbors a carefully guarded secret; he has learned the dangerous art of summoning daemons and through it, performs real magic.
With the help of Raj, a tarot-reading automated man, and Eurynomos, a shrewd Jewish daemon, Leopold must discover what is behind the revolting murders that suddenly seem to involve tight-lipped German scientists, Golems in a plot of world domination, ghosts, demons, and the beautiful Scotland Yard Special Inspector, Mingli Zhao. Is she truly from the secret depths of Scotland Yard or is she instead a heartless spy and murderess?
L.A. native JERI WESTERSON is the author of the Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mysteries, a series nominated for 13 national awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. She is also the author of the paranormal romance series, Booke of the Hidden and the historical fantasy/steampunk series the Enchanter Chronicles. Jeri was twice president for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and twice president of Orange County Sisters in Crime, as well as former vice president of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles. See more about her books at JeriWesterson.com, BookeoftheHidden.com, or EnchanterChronicles.com
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