The Devil You Know: A Felix Castor Novel, vol 1 - Felix Castor Novel (Paperback)Mike Carey (author)
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Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. At a time when the supernatural world is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane reality of the living, his skills have never been more in demand. A good exorcist can charge what he likes - and enjoy a hell of a life-style - but there's a risk: sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him.
After a year spent in 'retirement' Castor is reluctantly drawn back to the life he rejected and accepts a seemingly simple exorcism case - just to pay the bills, you understand. Trouble is, the more he discovers about the ghost haunting the archive, the more things don't add up. What should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons, were-beings and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize.
But that's OK; Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It's the living who piss him off . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 124 x 179 x 31 mm
Imagine an unholy cross between Buffy, Jonathan Creek and hardboiled noir, set it in the sleazier bits of London, and you've got Mike Carey's The Devil You Know, a supernatural crime novel featuring Felix Castor, reluctant magician and part-time exorcist * THE GUARDIAN *
Entertaining, well-paced, intelligently plotted and full of memorable characters * THE TIMES *
Witty, deadpan and shudderingly noir . . . With a plot nailed down tighter than a coffin lid, Carey drives this thriller like Chandler at the wheel of a runaway hearse, combining the mundane with the monstrous to depict a capital city where demons, ghou * DAILY EXPRESS *