Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #137 - A Criminal Magic

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -


A Criminal Magic - Lee Kelly
ISBN - 9781481410335
Publisher - Saga Press
Release date - February 2 2016

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.

It's 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.

Joan 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.

Through 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.


I added this to my wishlist in August as it sounds like something I would absolutely adore! Mention The Night Circus and Peaky Blinders in the same sentence? Sold... 

 

4 comments:

  1. Yes! Great minds do think alike! I just love this amazing cover, and honestly the story sounds pretty amazing too:-)

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  2. This is a popular one today. Love the 20s concept mixed in with magic and gangstas. Great pick :)

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  3. Have not heard of this one. I hope you enjoy it. My WOW

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  4. I have been seeing this book around quite a lot! I might have to keep an eye out for it now...

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