And so to my second book review of the day – this time doing it’s first birthday tour before the sequel comes out in September!
Barnabas Tew, a detective in Victorian London, is having a hard time making a name for himself, probably because most of his clients end up dead before he can solve their cases. His luck is about to change, though, for better or worse: Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, notices him and calls him to the Egyptian underworld. A terrible kidnapping has occurred; one that promises to put an end to the status quo and could perhaps even put an end to the entire world. It is up to Barnabas (along with his trusty assistant, Wilfred) to discover the culprit and set things to right. Can he turn his luck around and solve the most important case of his life?
I think just seeing the author’s name got me excited for this one and oh how she delivered. A quirky, imaginative and funny book which I thoroughly enjoyed!
The partnership of Barnabas and his sidekick, Wilfred is brilliant and although the plot is completely crazy, this is where the author shines. The characters and settings were excellently described and came to life on the page.
For anyone looking for something a little different to read then do not look further than this! The story was original and entertaining, with fantastic characters and a side of history thrown in (I do enjoy a bit of history!). I am really looking forward to the next book out in September now.
Columbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat Books, was released in 2017, and her latest work, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds”, is set to be released in September 2018.
In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, aerial yoga, and riding her rescue horse, Mittens.
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I love discovering something a little different that keeps me thoroughly entertained while reading it. Let me know what you think about it in the comments if you have read this one too