Inspector Paris is back with the strange collection of friends and foes in this second of the great series set in Manchester.
We have ogres, warlocks, fairies, dwarves, elves, and the small stone child (read and see who I mean).
I thought that this book was not quite as original as book 1 as we had met all the characters before, but there were some excellent lines of text. eg ‘What makes sense depends on how you look at it’; ‘Persuasion, ..that’s one way of describing Ug the Ogre dangling Orin upside down above the station cesspit’; ‘bonetti’s heart was in the right place. even if his brain was nowhere to be found’.
I also liked the espionage cats and the rapping dwarf. Great ideas.
So overall a fun read with giggles.