Moon Over Soho (2011, Gollancz) 4 stars

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4 stars

I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book, mainly because I thought Peter was a giant idiot who thought too much with his dick and did not realize how highly suspicious his new girlfriend was, whereas every single one of my molecules was screaming, "DANGER, DANGER, DANGER."

That said, this book was still good and the narration was, as always, beyond brilliant. And despite knowing whodunit fairly early on (or at least suspecting through having more than a few brain cells working at one go), the final denouement was still highly satisfying. It helped that there were actually two main plots going on in the book, of which the jazz murders were one. The other involved a new mysterious evil magician who is prone to using magic in no good, very bad ways. This latter plot was not resolved and I expect will continue playing out over the next few books because it looks to be deliciously tangled and complicated.

Also, Leslie! Cliffhanger!