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THE NIGHT RAVEN is the first book in a contemporary fantasy series called Crow Investigations.
It’s out NOW from all good book shops (you can also request it at your local library):
THE NIGHT RAVEN features private investigator Lydia Crow and her magical (and slightly-dodgy!) family.
‘My favourite new urban fantasy series, clever and twisty and deliciously magical, with a shivery sense of wonder that feels utterly grounded in its London setting. Perfect for fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Genevieve Cogman or Robert Galbraith!’
– Stephanie Burgis, author of Snowspelled and Masks and Shadows
‘Clever and charming and funny – and a bit creepy!’
– Keris Stainton, author of If You Could See Me Now and Counting Stars
‘I’ve been a fan of Sarah Painter for some time now. Her stories are always a little bit quirky and have a thread of the supernatural running through them… The Night Raven is a fun read with interesting gregarious characters including a homicidal but helpful ghost’
AngelNet Reviews book blog
Here’s the blurb:
Meet Lydia Crow…
Lydia has always known she has no power, especially next to her infamous and more-than-slightly dodgy family. Which is why she carved her own life as a private investigator far away from London.
When a professional snafu forces her home, the head of the family calls in a favour, and Lydia finds herself investigating the disappearance of her cousin, Maddie.
Soon, Lydia is neck-deep in problems: her new flatmate is a homicidal ghost, the intriguing, but forbidden, DCI Fleet is acting in a distinctly unprofessional manner, and tensions between the old magical families are rising.
The Crows used to rule the roost and rumours claim they are still the strongest.
The Silvers have a facility for lying and they run the finest law firm in London.
The Pearl family were costermongers and everybody knows that a Pearlie can sell feathers to a bird.
The Fox family… Well. The less said about the Fox family the better.
For seventy-five years, a truce between the four families has held strong, but could the disappearance of Maddie Crow be the thing to break it?