A BARRICADE IN HELL
Fans of Moyer’s first book, Delia’s Shadow, will find much to love in this sequel. Delia is again faced with a child ghost who wants something as the streets of San Francisco are overrun by a serial murderer. The mystery formula works, with the pacing just right and red herrings around every bend, while the supernatural aspects remain intriguing. The same cast of characters, including quirky medium Isadora and Delia’s detective husband, Gabe, brings familiarity, but might have been better served with more marks of change in the three years that have passed since the first installment.