Tomorrow, Titan Books publishes Ari Marmell‘s DEAD TO RITES. The third novel in the author’s Mick Oberon urban fantasy series, here’s the synopsis…
Mick Oberon may look like just another 1930s private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he’s got pointy ears and he’s packing a wand. Mick is suffering from bad luck, and when luck is your chief magical weapon, that means things are pretty dire.
Hunting for the origin of his bad mojo, Mick finds himself on the trail of a missing mummy, and being trailed by some of the most dangerous mobsters in Chicago. As well as once again embroiled in the maneuverings of the seductive and lethal Ramona Webb and her mysterious employer. All Mick knows for sure is that, until he can figure out precisely what’s going on, he’s vulnerable.
And the threat, whatever it is and from whatever direction it may be coming, is very, very real.
Titan Books also publish the first two novels in the series, HOT LEAD, COLD IRON and HALLOW POINT. Here are just a few of the reviews the series has received so far…
‘In this gripping fantastical investigation, Marmell (The Goblin Corps) creates an engaging world and an unlikely hero…The potent mix of gangsters, magic, Fae politics, and a strega on the warpath makes for a ride that never touches the brakes. Marmell expertly maximizes the thrills, leaving the reader with a lingering desire for a magic wand and a glass of warm milk.’ — Publishers Weekly on HOT LEAD, COLD IRON
‘Fantasy meets period detective-gangster drama… Marmell provides a rollicking take…[The voice] quickly becomes likable, full of grumpy asides and funny turns of phrase.’ — SFX on HOT LEAD, COLD IRON
‘HOT LEAD, COLD IRON is as hard boiled a detective drama as anything written by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane, and Marmell captures the vernacular of the period wonderfully… HOT LEAD, COLD IRON could easily have been published in any one of the popular pulp detective magazines of the ’30s and yet it’s pace and characterizations are undoubtedly contemporary…Ari Marmell will soon be crowned the foremost purveyor of Macabre Noir.’ — Starburst
‘It’s a fascinating concept, and a solid foundation for yet another gripping story… a highly enjoyable ride; the writing takes its reader into the heart of every scene…It’s a great read, reinvigorating the tropes of two genres to enable them to rise above cliché status. With final revelations that imply a larger conspiracy, it seems Marmell has plenty more up his sleeve for his hero, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Mick Oberon in the future.’ — Starburst on HALLOW POINT
‘The once again breakneck pacing story and the marvelous character that is Mick Oberon, and the whole setting of the book, make HALLOW POINT a more than great follow-up. Ari Marmell doesn’t let you as a reader took look away once from the story.’ — Book Plank
Zeno represents Ari Marmell in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.