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THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS: TALES OF OCCULT DETECTIVES
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Anthology, Urban Fantasy
Along with providing his own novella, Justin Gustainis pulls together 13 of today’s most talented UF writers to produce a dark and gritty anthology dedicated to occult detectives. The stories features a range of UF cops, PIs and talented sleuths who are the answer to the immortal question, “Who you gonna call?” when things go wrong. What makes this anthology enticing is that it features many familiar faces from established series and pushes a couple of secondary characters into the forefront. A truly excellent collection.
A sampling of the stories provided give readers further adventures featuring the worlds of Laura Anne Gilman’s Cosa Nostradamus, Simon R. Green’s Nightside, C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp’s Sazi, Caitlin Kittredge’s Black London and Rachel Caine’s Outcast. It also features the exploits of Gustainis’ Quincy Morris, T.A. Pratt’s Marla Mason, Jackie Kessler’s Jezebel, Tanya Huff’s Tony Foster and Lilith Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet. There is plenty of down-and-dirty action as these detectives face threats of the most unusual kind, and handle them with their own inimitable styles. (EDGE/TESSERACT, Mar., 400 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: March 2011