The Shambling Guide to New York City, by Mur Lafferty

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 hosts a regular podcast, I Should Be Writing, and after reading The Shambling Guide to New York City, I cannot agree more:

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.