A Death at the Dionysus Club : Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey

  • by Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold
  • Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Series: Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the sequel to Lambda Literary Award-winning Death by Silver, metaphysician Ned Mathey and private detective Julian Lynes again challenge magical and murderous threats in a Victorian London not quite the city in our history books.
Mathey is recruited by Scotland Yard to assist the new Metaphysical Crimes Squad in the case of a literally heartless corpse. Mathey soon discovers that the magic used to rob the man of his heart and life does not conform to the laws of modern metaphysics and then a second victim turns up. Meanwhile, a minor poet hires Lynes to track down and stop the blackmailer threatening to reveal him as the pseudonymous author of popular romances. When another target of the same blackmailer, a friend of Mathey's assistant Miss Frost, appeals for aid, Lynes and Mathey begin to suspect murders and blackmail are connected.
Digging deep into the clandestine worlds of lawless antique magic and the gay demimonde, Mathey and Lynes must uncover the source and nature of a heart-stealing supernatural creature before it can kill them too, even as they face the scandal of exposing themselves as sodomites in order to close the case.


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I love this pair of detectives

The story combines detection with 'metaphysics': magic and murder in a fictional Victorian style London. The gay characters are exploring their relationship alongside their chase for a murderer taking people's hearts. It sounds odd, but works brilliantly. I really enjoyed it and would love more (I've read the previous book about Ned and Julian) I hope Griswold and Scott write another one soon! Other characters like Hatton, the police inspector, and 'Miss' Frost, the assistant, are interesting too. More of Frost would be great for the next book!

The one negative is the narrator's very odd pronunciation. I'm assuming he is trying for upper crust English, but there are some glaring errors! It's a shame because the differentiation of characters voices etc works well but the accent and pronunciation is very peculiar indeed!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2015
  • Publisher: Lethe Press