Breaking the Lore, a review by Kerrie

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Breaking the Lore – An Inspector Paris Mystery

by Andy Redsmith

and narrated by John Last

Published September 1, 2021 by Saga Egmont


“How do you stop a demon invasion… when you don’t believe in magic?”

Inspector Nick Paris is called in to investigate the murder of woman whose body has been discovered in a back garden in Manchester. It all seems pretty routine until he sees the body ….. this woman is only 15 centimeters tall ….. and she has wings!

He can probably write this off as a prank or a trick of his tired mind that may be influenced by just a bit of whiskey ….. but how do you explain the talking crow that won’t let him rest, and the elf and the rock troll (Exactly how does a rock roll stay hidden in Manchester for years??) …. then then came the dwarves. When the second body surfaces, Inspector Paris can no longer deny the existence of magical creatures. After all, how else can you explain this body?!?

The reader can’t help being drawn into this magical realistic take on the British detective novel. As an audiobook, John Last’s narration is excellent and gives even more life to the characters. I will look forward to the next book in the series.

Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced review copy.


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