#GenreMashup Week #BookReview number 1: Fear & Phantoms by @CarolJHedges #VictorianDetective #RBRT

Barb Taub

Now that you’re all genre experts after my intro-post here,  I’ve promised a week of book reviews of new genre mashup series additions. Lucky you! I’m starting with one of my favorite writers—and one of the best genre mashers out there—Carol Hodges, with her Victorian Detective series latest release, Fear & Phantoms, a historical detective slightly-horror occasionally-paranormal and just a bit romantic police procedural. No, really.

My Review: 5 stars out of 5 for Fear & Phantoms (The Victorian Detective Series Book 6) by Carol Hedges

I’ve said it before and it’s still the truth. Carol Hedges writes better Dickens than Dickens. Oh sure, she’s got that same wonderful ability to nail a character’s soul just through a physical description—

“In the background hovers Mrs. Mutesius, with her faded old-fashioned morning bonnet, false front of curls and her rusty black gown. She peers anxiously over her husband’s shoulder…

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