Oh my goodness! Two book reviews in as many days! Someone (I won't say who) has been reading.
Mur Lafferty's The Shambling Guide to New York City is a light-hearted, dead-serious romp of an urban fantasy, done just the way I like it --a smart-but-mundane (mostly) main character, fast-paced reveals, and plenty of secret history elements. The characters were all engaging, the story moved quickly without feeling rushed, and scene of sexy peril was both sexy and perilous.
I don't know that I should say more. It's a fun book. I suppose that, depending on your own level of prude-itude, the "sexy peril" may be a bit much, but it was neither gratuitous nor over-played. Like everything else in the story, it served the story well, and kept us moving forward.
Okay, I definitely shouldn't say more than THAT. Other than maybe "go buy this book," or perhaps "go buy this book for yourself, and then another copy for a friend."
Mur, whatever it is you're doing right now that is not writing, it is depriving us of your writing, so writing is what you should be doing. Big hugs, Howard.