Monday, May 6, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Dead Letter Day

Eileen Rendahl is the author of the Downtown Press novels Balancing in High Heels and Do Me, Do My Roots, which was nominated for a RITA Award. Her short fiction appears in the New Year's story collection In One Year and Out the Other. She lives near her tight-knit family in California.

Dead Letter Day, Book #3 of the MESSENGER series
by Eileen Rendahl

Melina Markowitz, messenger for the underworld, delivers the goods for the supernatural beings in our midst—no questions asked. It’s more than a job; it’s a mission. Safety be damned.

Melina’s missing friend, Paul, could just be taking a little werewolf “me time,” but her investigation yields something more sinister. Suspicions first fall on Paul’s wolf-pack rival. But that wouldn’t explain the sudden windstorms rattling Melina’s nerves—or the ominous, shrieking crows that keep appearing.

The clues lead Melina to a mermaid, a damaged and possibly deranged police officer and patterns for Norwegian doilies—finally bringing her to the realization that she may be dealing with the most powerful enemy she has ever faced.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Kathy M:
*Copy received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

First off I must confess that I was unfamiliar with Eileen Rendahl’s Messenger series. So I didn’t know what to expect with Dead Letter Day, the third book. I can honestly say that by the second chapter, I knew that I would be ordering the first two books, pronto.

The heroine, Melina, is a messenger for the supernatural beings that live among the unsuspecting mundanes (people with little or no arcane abilities). When her werewolf friend goes missing - and his pack does not seem concerned - Melina, with the help of her boyfriend and friends, goes on the hunt to save him. And nothing, not demonic cows, crazy gods, cranky werewolves and a very unexpected personal development, will stop her.

I really enjoyed this book.

LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer fives Dead Letter Day 4 1/2 skulls & is looking forward to more Messenger books.

Dead Letter Day

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