Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Prince Idris’s lover went missing and was presumed dead. Alone, Idris lives a life away from court, starved of energy but unwilling to sleep in the room he once shared with his beloved.
Can Sam and Bob save these fated lovers before it’s too late? And will Bob’s ultimate sacrifice be enough to free Hal from his prison?
The Case of the Purple Pearl is the best of the End Street Detective Agency novels yet. Interesting, with a case full of personal ramifications for everyone in Sam and Bob’s orbit, especially Sam and Bob themselves, this was at times funny, quirky and heartbreaking.
Almost from the beginning, we found out that the “gargoyle” that perched on Sam’s desk wasn’t exactly a gargoyle and that Sam was needed to explore exactly what and who that “thing” was. But other cases always seemed to take priority, children were kidnapped, nephews to Santa dropped out of the sky, busy, busy, busy. But now, its time, no…past time to solve the mystery of the not so gargoyle and everyones lives are depending upon it.
I’m almost sorry that the blurb gave so much away because the revelation is amazing as are the heartbreaking turn of events that saw that gargoyle come to be. To save the be-spelled lover, it will take blood, sacrifice and of course that purple pearl. RJ Scott and Amber Kell bring back so many of the beings from the past cases to help out/block the lovers from reuniting, that its a roll call of End Street Detective fascinating characters. Its also a case that plays into the heart of relationships, trust, love, and what a soul mate is willing to do in the name of love. In a shattering manner this pertains to more than one couple here.
Only the ending kept this book from a 5-star rating. It was complicated, rushed, and left the reader without the needed narrative to explain the happenings taking place “off stage”. There was also a bit of a cliffhanger for another character, one I’m hoping will be solved in the upcoming story.
Still, for much of this novel, the drama, the characters, the mystery and the emotions will carry you away to a place where duplicitous Sirens calls, magnificent Dragons soar, scheming Elves are never quite what they seem and the End Street Detective Agency and its family is a group you never want to leave.
I highly recommend this story and this series if you are a lover of the supernatural, the paranormal, and lovers hoping to be reunited forever.
Cover artist by Meredith Russell is terrific. I love the tone and the models.
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published November 20th 2015 by Love Lane Books Ltd
SeriesEnd Street Detective Agency #5
End Street Detective Agency Series:
The first 4 stories are now coupled together in Volumes 1 and 2.
- The Case Of The Cupid Curse (End Street Detective Agency #1)
- The Case Of The Wicked Wolf (End Street Dectective Agency #2)
- The Case Of The Dragon’s Dilemma (End Street Detective Agency #3)
- The Case of the Sinful Santa (End Street Detective Agency #4)
- End Street Detective Agency Volume One (End Street Detective Agency #1-2)
- End Street Detective Agency Volume Two (End Street Detective Agency #3-4)
- The Case of the Purple Pearl (End Street Detective Agency, #5)
- The Case of the Grieving Ghost (End Street Detective Agency #6) coming soon