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Charlotte English
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Hell and High Water (Fae Fatales, 1)
Meet the baddest belles of London city. They were known as the fatales, once. Investigators and spies; killers and thieves; con artists and vigilantes — they fought fire with fire, did what had to be done, to make things right. Until the mission that broke them. Many decades later, the fatales have scattered to the winds. Fionn's the queen of London haute couture. Thetai's the star of the power metal scene. And Daix? Could be anything. Anywhere. It'll take a lot to bring them back together. When a model goes missing from a catwalk show, Fionn's frantic. The girl was a friend — and a fellow selkie. And she won't be the last to vanish. To catch the monster responsible, Fionn needs backup. It's time for the fatales to reunite, but can they get it together after eighty years apart? And will it be enough to face down an old enemy straight out of their murky, half-forgotten past? Three fabulous fae banter and brawl their way through a re-imagined, modern-day London — fighting crime, forging friendships and causing havoc. Perfectly tailored for fans of urban fantasy and Charlie’s Angels! Tai was still swimming like a brick. ‘Don’t fight with the water,’ I told her. ‘Try to go with the flow.’ Tai snorted. ‘Fi, please. I fight with everything.’
Reviews
English (Death’s Executioner) launches her Fae Fatales series with an immersive urban fantasy that reunites a fae detective trio in modern London to solve a disappearance. Fashion designer Fionn, a selkie, or shape-shifting seal woman, is distressed when one of her fellow selkie models is found dead in the Thames and surprised to hear from siren Tai, her estranged partner from the secretive Fae Fatales, a group that disbanded 80 years ago after a disastrous event during WWII. Tai, who became a rock star in her post-Fatale years, contacts Fionn because Tai’s roommate Mearil, another selkie, has vanished. It’s too great a coincidence, leading Fionn and Tai to fear that selkies are being taken by someone stealing selkies’ sealskins to control them. Fionn and Tai agree to get the Fatales back together to investigate, which means recruiting Daix, a diminutive imp with a mean streak and volatile disposition. English propels the trio’s quest through the gritty streets of London, to pubs, elite clubs, and the city’s dark underworld as the Fatales question a bevy of magical creatures. The investigation creates some suspense and the tenacious fae trio are easy to root for. It’s standard urban fantasy fare, but fun and well-executed. (Self-published)

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