Monday, April 21, 2008

Debut Showcase: Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge

Night Life (Nocturne City, Book 1) (Amazon UK, Canada)
by Caitlin Kittredge (website, blog)
St. Martin's
Mass Market Paperback

Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night… Among them is Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer whose job is to keep the peace. As an Insoli werewolf, Luna travels without a pack and must rely on instinct alone. And she’s just been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders—a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend…until now.

But when she investigates prime suspect Dmitri Sandovsky, she can’t resist his wolfish charms. Pack leader of a dangerous clan of Redbacks, Dimitri sends her animal instincts into overdrive and threatens her fiercely-guarded independence. But Luna and Dimiri will need to rely on each other as they’re plunged into an ancient demon underworld and pitted against an expert black magician with the power to enslave them for eternity…

This was a missed debut from March. I combed Locus's listings, but cannot find any others. I guess everyone released this season's debuts in February. Kittredge has some nice publicity for her novel, including a Big Idea post over at Scalzi's Whatever, and a Dear Author review.


Anonymous said...

I read this when it first came out. Not bad at all. I'm not usually into dark urban fantasy, but of the ones I've read, I'd say this one was the best.

Tia Nevitt said...