Waiting on Wednesday with A Criminal Magic

THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly's new magical realism, crossover novel.

Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive - and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal.

It's 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city's magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters' crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer's shine.

Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC's most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family's home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws.

Through different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous world of criminal magic - and when their paths cross at the Shaws' performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan and Alex become enchanted with one another. But when gang alliances begin to shift, the two sorcerers are forced to question their ultimate allegiances and motivations. And soon, Joan and Alex find themselves pitted against each other in a treacherous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.

A CRIMINAL MAGIC casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties.

 Doesn't this sound amazing! The roaring twenties, a socerer and aspects like The Night Circus?! Sign me up! This one is due out February 2nd!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23447887-a-criminal-magic?ac=1&from_search=1

9 comments

  1. This one sounds great! I can't wait for it. Here's my wow http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/waiting-on-wednesday-14-days-to-die-by.html?m=0

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  2. This is new to me, but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
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  3. I'm obsessed with the 20`s right now, so this books sounds perfect me. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The 20's is definitely a favourite time period. I need to read more books set then this year.

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  5. Love the cover, and it sounds interesting too!

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  6. Oooh, loving the sound of this one! Great pick!

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  7. This has been on my list for a while, I can't wait to read it. Awesome pick!

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  8. Ooh that has such a cool cover! Thanks for sharing, Missie :)

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