THE GRENDEL AFFAIR
Shearin turns her storytelling magic toward an exciting new series featuring Makenna Fraser, newly hired Seer for the Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) agency. Shearin has made a name for herself by mixing up a potent brew of humor, madcap adventure and high-stakes action that give her books an irresistible flair!
As a former New York City tabloid reporter, Makenna Fraser is used to seeing the weird and the wacky, but what she knows that most don’t, is that much of the supernatural/monster talk is real. Makenna is a hereditary seer, able to see through any veil, ward, shield or spell. And now that SPI has discovered her talent, they have recruited her to work with SPI Agent Ian Byrne. What starts out as an attempt by Makenna to capture an annoying “nachtgnome” turns into a major nightmare when a grisly murder occurs in the office above. With more killings cropping up, stopping this fiend is a major priority. (ACE, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)