Proving she has talent to spare, Kittredge launches an eerie new series, Black London, set on the streets of London. Atmospheric and filled with a gritty realism, this tale mixes kidnappings with hard-edged magic. The novel crackles with conflict and perilous magic. For those who love their urban fantasy hypnotically treacherous, this book's for you!

For the past 12 years, Detective Inspector Pete Caldecott believed that sexy and irreverent mage Jack Winter died in a spirit summoning gone horribly wrong. Jack had asked for 16-year-old Pete's assistance that night, and she watched the spirit kill him. Now Pete is working a child kidnapping case when a tip leads her to a still-alive Jack. Strung out on heroin, Jack tells Pete where she'll find the now blinded child. When more children are stolen, Pete knows she's going to have to sober Jack up. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jun., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith