Midnight Gunn is no ordinary detective- born during a solar eclipse as Halley's Comet blazed a trail through the sky- his supernatural birthright is both a help and a hindrance when solving crimes.
Detective Inspector Arthur Gredge, of Scotland Yard, is the only one who knows Gunn's secret.
When the body of a young aristocrat is discovered in a backstreet alley, Gredge enlists Gunn's help in a race to discover the identity of the notorious Spring-heeled Jack- the monster that is terrorising London.
A trail of clues and victims leads them to discover the horrifying truth behind a legend.
Midnight Gunn: The Hollows, encompasses the thrill of a traditional Gothic mystery with an extra twist of paranormal, a splash of romance and a hint of horror!
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The Hollows is a tale of murder, mystery and magic set in London in 1860. Our hero, Midnight Gunn is a very special gent who was born during a solar eclipse as Halley's Comet blazed a trail across the sky, endowing him with supernatural powers that are both a blessing and a curse Midnight uses his gifts to assist Detective Inspector Arthur Gredge in solving strange and unusual cases. Gredge is the only one aware of the extent of Midnight's abilities, earning him the title of "Scotland Yard's best kept secret". The Hollows finds Midnight and Gredge on the hunt for the notorious "Spring Heeled Jack", following the discovery of the body of a well-to-do young lady in a seedy part of the city. As they follow the clues left behind and the number of victims rises, will they be able to uncover the true identity of this monster who is terrorising the streets of London and stop his killing spree for good? The Hollows is an action packed tale of traditional gothic mystery, entwined with paranormal adventure, a little romance and a hint of horror , beautifully enhanced by gorgeously detailed illustrations. The characters are masterfully created and well researched, leaving us, the readers wanting to know more about their back stories and taking us on a rollercoaster ride throughout - I was cheering for our heroes, but I also found myself wanting to to know more about the person behind Spring Heeled Jack…. In spite of their disturbing actions and behaviour, I wanted to understand their motives too. So there you have it in a nutshell. The Hollows is recommended for age 16+, mainly because there is mild bad language, adult themes and necromancy. The Hollows is just the beginning of what promises to be a cracker of a series and I look forward to the next in the series.
When Detective Inspector Arthur Gredge needs help finding a serial assailant, who leaves his victims' minds trapped in a void, and the last victim, Emmeline Rowbotham, is found dead, he has no recourse but to call on Midnight Gunn, a paranormal investigator who has a way of communicating with the powers Inspector Gredge would rather avoid if at all possible. Still, when he discovers one of the victims is an impoverished child named Polly, Gunn takes a personal interest in not only her but the other victims of the assaults, all the while concerned about the dark energy he has to call upon to assist in finding this mad man. The Hollows: A Midnight Gunn Novel is a historical Gothic detective mystery set in 1860's London, and drew me in from the moment I opened to the first page and discovered where Midnight Gunn got his name and his paranormal powers of deduction. This is an exciting and frightening adventure that takes us places we aren't sure we want to go and leaves us hoping for more Midnight Gunn mysteries when we reach the end. I believe this author is onto something huge here, and look forward to her next exciting exploits into the paranormal.