The End Street Agency series:
- The Case of the Cupid Curse (book #1) – in this review
- The Case of the Wicked Wolf (book #2)
- The Case of the Dragon’s Dilemma (book #3)
- The Case of the Sinful Santa (book #4)
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Book 1 in The End Street Agency series written with Amber Kell.
Sam Enderson is a human detective who inherits a building from where his Uncle used to run a detective agency. He finds himself working for paranormal creatures despite his resolve to stick with humans only. To supplement his income as a new PI Sam rents out rooms in the large house.
Bob is a vampire and turns up on Sam’s doorstep to rent a room. Sparks fly and Sam is attracted to the vampire despite himself.
Sam is cursed by a witch, and has two cases landing on his desk. Werewolves, annoying ghosts and a grumpy gargoyle are enough to drive Sam mad. But somehow in amongst all of this he has to find a missing fae and a missing shifter child.
The End Street Agency introduces a world where paranormals pretty much keep away from humans but they can’t resist pulling Sam in when they find him on the edge of their territory. Everyone has their own agenda and it will be a while before they’re all sorted out.
So what did I think?
This book was so not what I was expecting! I was expecting the vampires and the witches and a bit of mystery as Sam takes over the detective agency. What I didn’t expect was the wonderful humour which was in bucketfuls!
Poor Sam, surrounded by talking gargoyles and mind-reading vampires, placed under love spells, taking jobs from werewolves and propositioned by other paranormals – things just weren’t working out the way he intented them.
I adored Bob, the vampire (with a name like Bob, how could you not?) and his interactions with Sam were hysterical, especially when he read Sam’s mind…
“Tall,skinny and blond, he ticked the boxes for Sam. Well, the old boxes. the one’s he had before he’d met Bob…
Damn, Did I think that?
He chanced a glance at Bob, who nodded back at him. Yep. Clearly he had thought that very thing.”
I was really surprised at the ending which seemed rather abrupt, probably compounded by the fact the ebook ended at 85%, but with so much unresolved it really encourages the reading of book 2!
To find out more about R.J. Scott and her books visit her website.
To find out more about Amber Kell and her books visit her website.