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Unshapely Things – Spotlight & Review

Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco Published Feb/07 By Ace Fantasy

Format:Mass Market Paperbound

Published:January 22, 2007

Dimensions:320 Pages

Published By:Berkley Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN – 10:
ISBN – 13:9780441014774

(from back cover) “As long as there are desperate people, there will be the Weird, and I will have a reason to get up in the morning. I may not work in the big power leagues these days, but I still pull my weight even if now I’m poor Connor Gray, crippled druid. At least I don’t have to deal with the politics of the Guild anymore. And they do send disability cheques.

In the alleys of the decrepit Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, fairy prostitutes are turning up dead. The crime scenes show signs of residual magic, but the Guild, which polices the fey, has more “important” crimes to investigate and dumps the cases on human law enforcement.

So the Boston police call in Connor Gray, a druid and former hotshot Guild investigator whose magical abilities were crippled after a run-in with a radical environmentalist elf.

There’s no love lost between the Guild and Boston P.D., and as Connor battles red tape and his own short comings, he realizes that the murders are not random, but part of an ancient magic ritual. And if Connor can’t figure out the killer’s MO, the culmination of the spell might just bring about a worldwide cataclysm…”

This is the first book of at least two, and I hope to see more in the future. If you’re a fan of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, then this book is for you. I enjoyed it enough that I’ve already ordered the second book Unquiet Dreams. Two thumbs up for Mark Del Franco’s Fey, Druids, and the Weird   You can see more about this at his website

Connor Gray is a great character with all the right kinds of quirks to keep me coming back to find out more. The world building is great and the supporting paranormal characters and creatures were awesome! I give Unshapely Things –


 So far this week, I’ve picked up Christopher Moore – Bloodsucking Fiends, Kinley MacGregor – The Warrior, Marta Acosta – Happy Hour At Casa Dracula, and a few non-fiction books. I think I am officially a “book hunter”, lol. I took some pictures of my keeper and TBR piles and piles of books, and once I photoshop the flash out, I’ll post them on here.

( Moved over from my original blog and edited a bit on May 19/08 )




Posted by Amber:

The second book in this series just came out. ‘Unquiet Dreams’ was on pre-order and it arrived yesterday…may take me a while to get to it though. As usual all the new books come out at the end/beginning of the month and I just can’t decide which ones to read first!
Saturday, March 1st 2008 @ 8:02 AM

Posted by Sidhe:

My copy should arrive this week. I’m looking forward to reading it. I hear you on the difficulties of trying to decide what to read next! My TBR pile is ridiculously huge and I’m always adding to it.
Saturday, March 1st 2008 @ 1:24 PM

Posted by Allie:

After reading this book I got a huge crush on Connor Grey. Silly, I know.
Monday, March 3rd 2008 @ 12:04 AM

Posted by Sidhe:

He does sound kinda hot! 😉
Monday, March 3rd 2008 @ 12:36 AM


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