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A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Publisher: Saga Press
Published Date: 2 February 2016
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THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly's new magical realism, crossover novel.
Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive - and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal.
1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved
the Prohibition of sorcery, the city's magic underworld is booming.
Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters' crime sprees. Smugglers funnel
magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret
performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a
mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer's shine.
Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an
offer to work for DC's most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang,
when her family's home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year
Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of
his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws.
different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous
world of criminal magic - and when their paths cross at the Shaws'
performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan
and Alex become enchanted with one another. But when gang alliances
begin to shift, the two sorcerers are forced to question their ultimate
allegiances and motivations. And soon, Joan and Alex find themselves
pitted against each other in a treacherous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.
A CRIMINAL MAGIC casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties. (summary from Goodreads)
Um, HECK YES to this! The Roaring Twenties, gangsters, magic - let me have it now please!
Will you be adding A Criminal Magic to your TBR list? What other book(s) can you not wait to read?