Five years and five books later -- ever since I first read the first Duncan Andrews book, Pale as a Ghost in 2011 -- finally, this latest installment was able to make me CRY. Darn you, Stephen Osborne! Why did you do that to
Yep, a casualty within Duncan Andrews' book. And I was a bit worried with the premonition talks too for the next books...
However, because of that, Under the Blood-Red Moon also became one of my most favorites so far in this series. I loved both the cases -- the one with werewolves was fully concluded while the other one with the Gorgon, I assume will be the main plot for the next book -- and the relationship. There was a strong feel of tenderness and protectiveness from Duncan now towards Robbie, now that his lover no longer a ghost, which I adored so very much.
And I totally welcomed the new addition to the gang -- hello, Casey, I hope you be with Nick for long time!! I also hoped that Detective Carson would become full member too. It would be nice to have a 'plain' human alongside Duncan, the former ghost lover, the one who can see ghosts, the witch, the one with the shining, and the dead-zombie dog ^^
Osborne's humor was very strongly present in Duncan's quips, which made me frequently smiled despite the seriousness of the threats coming from the werewolves. I always love that part; Osborne's writing clicks with me perfectly.
I cannot wait for the next book. I wish Mr. Osborne releases one each year (at least), like the usual time release for my beloved Urban Fantasy Mainstream series.