In the e-Mail: Supernatural Streets.

Since I am apparently writing high urban fantasy detective novels now I should probably start reading them, hey? So I grabbed Supernatural Streets: I gotta admit, “stories of psychic FBI agents, werewolf detectives, monster hunters, and an ordinary cop just trying to survive when the ritual daggers come out” sounds like the stuff I’m down with reading. Besides, for three bucks what’s the harm, hey?

Moe Lane

6 thoughts on “In the e-Mail: Supernatural Streets.”

  1. If you’re in the market for high urban fantasy detective novels, you might want to check out the Garrett, PI series by Glenn Cook. They’ve been around long enough that I imagine you could find a decent selection of them in the local library system.

      1. Mostly good*.
        *Tin Sorrows and Brass Shadows were GREAT.
        Lead Skies was phoned in. It was nice to bid a lingering goodbye** to all the major characters we’d grown fond of, but there wasn’t much of a story beyond a contrived deus ex machina to give Garrett a happy ending.
        **The series didn’t stay gone. After Black Company finally wrapped up, and a trilogy that I liked didn’t do as well commercially as expected, the Garrett series was resurrected.

        1. Wikipedia seems to disagree with you on the dates (for what that’s worth). They seem to suggest that Lead Skies came out a few years after the last published Black Company book, and he doesn’t have any trilogies that would have been finishing up in the appropriate timeframe. If you’re referring to Instrumentalities of the Night, there’s apparently a fourth out, as well.

  2. “I should probably start reading them, hey?”

    This is not a given. Several authors I know avoid any reading within their genre to avoid cross contamination or discouragement or ‘unconscious homage’ (also called plot theft).
    More power to you if you can avoid such pitfalls or temptations.

    1. Bah.
      There are only a handful of plots, and genre conventions limit their expression.
      My reaction to Harry Potter was “I liked it better when it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, but that doesn’t imply whatsherface stole anything.
      When Homer smote ‘is bloomin’ lyre…

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