The Naming of the Beasts by Mike Carey. Recommended by Sandra Kasturi.

The Naming of the Beasts by Mike Carey

Published September 2009 by Orbit Abacus

ISBN: 978-1841496559

The Recommend:

Felix Castor, the loveable private eye/exorcist is back, though not in as fine a wise-cracking, hard-drinking form as he used to be.

Maybe that’s because of the dead bodies in his wake, and the sadistic demon possessing his best friend, now on the loose and wreaking havoc.

Carey’s entire series is smart, stylish and suitably noir, but this last crackerjack thriller is a welcome finale and particularly clever in its wrap-up.

Though Carey doesn’t tie up everything too too neatly, leaving us ever hopeful that more Castor novels are in the offing.

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About Sandra Kasturi

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Sandra Kasturi is a Toronto writer and editor, as well as co-publisher of ChiZine Publications.

In 2005 she won ARC magazine’s annual Poem of the Year award.

She has written three poetry chapbooks and has edited the poetry anthology, The Stars As Seen from this Particular Angle of Night. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

Sandra managed to snag an introduction from Neil Gaiman for her first full-length poetry collection, The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books).

She is currently working on two novels: a mythological noir, and a steampunk epic involving the British East India Company, Harry Houdini and zombies.

She is represented by the Anne McDermid Agency.

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