Four of today's most talented urban fantasy authors combine their magic to deliver an outstanding collection. Each story features private investigators who aren't daunted by the supernatural or the truly weird. Walking in these characters' shoes is enlightening, frightening and not for the faint of heart!
Butcher kicks off the action with "The Warrior," which focuses on the repercussions of the recent medically forced retirement of Michael Carpenter, Harry Dresden's close friend.
Green shows readers "The Difference a Day Makes" when Nightside P.I. John Taylor and Dead Boy get caught up helping a "normal" Londoner.
Richardson serves up "The Third Death of the Little Clay Dog," which has Greywalker P.I. Harper Blaine attempting to deliver a clay dog to a Mexican grave.
And Sniegoski's "Noah's Orphans" has infamous angel P.I. Remy Chandler looking into the murder of the biblical ark-builder.
(ROC, Jan., 342 pp., $15.00)