Authors: KJ Charles and Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Caldwell and Feximel #3/Whyborne and Griffin #3.7
Genre: M/M Historical Paranormal
London, 1899. The beautiful people are dying…
A malevolent power is attacking London’s bright young things, and the only clue to what’s happening is written in ancient Egyptian script. As ghost-hunter Simon Feximal and his companion Robert Caldwell investigate the mysterious deaths, the arrival in London of a notorious scholar-sorcerer seems to hold the answer to more than one of their problems.
A quiet break in London while en route to Egypt turns dramatic for Dr Percival Endicott Whyborne and his lover Griffin Flaherty when they encounter the hostile ghost-hunter. Feximal clearly suspects the worst of Whyborne – and his flirtatious sidekick seems to think a great deal too well of Griffin…
Jordan L Hawk’s heroes Whyborne and Griffin meet KJ Charles’ occult detectives from the Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal in a mystery that takes all four lovers through the decadent underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of an ancient and deadly evil.
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This was a fun little crossover tale. I’m new to the Secret Casebook of Simon Feximel world, but found them a most intriguing pair. Whyborne and Griffin are why I picked this up, and I loved getting to see poor Whyborne’s view of London, which naturally was not particularly high since anything other than Widdershins is never good enough for him.
The mystery was intriguing but quick to be solved, because this is really more of a chance to pit these two pairs of characters against each other. Robert and Griffin were rather similar and had a bit too much fun at the mistakes of their lovers, with their flirtation and teasing. Simon and Whyborne are distinctly different, but I did find their almost identical reactions rather amusing.
Quick and fun, fans of both series should enjoy this one, and it definitely let me wanting to read more from KJ Charles’ series.