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Mel Keegan returns to the voluptuous realm of the vampyre and the changeling .... but madness and murder once again haunt Vince Bantry and Michael Flynn.
England, 1905. A new century has begun ... and for both changeling and the vampyre, the challenge is to survive in a world which is rapidly changing. The era of science has been born. The automobile, the telephone and forensic medicine complicate the already difficult lives of the Children of the Night. The vampyre show themselves more rarely, and their beloved changelings must be more cautious than ever.
A newspaper from the Devonshire region carries a disturbing story which makes terrible sense to Vince Bantry and Michael Flynn. Changelings very like themselves are perishing in the bleak, beautiful moorland, and others have vanished utterly. Who is murdering, and why? And what has become of the ‘bad boy,’ the big, blond, handsome and irresistible Nicholas Crane, whose reputation as a profligate and scoundrel is a legend in the county? Nick was last seen in the company of a changeling woman, before both disappeared ... and the turmoil of blood, deceit and fear began.
New from the acclaimed author of FORTUNES OF WAR and the award-winning historical, THE DECEIVERS. As intricately detailed and lovingly crafted as Nocturne, Twilight is by turns a mystery, a chilling thriller and a surprising love story ... always with the ‘twist of fantasy’ which was so delicious in the original novel of Bantry, Flynn, the vampyre Chabrier, and other characters, all of whom are unforgettable in a novel which is rapidly becoming a cult classic in its own right.
Mel Keegan’s name is a byword for thrilling gay adventure in the past, present and future — MILLIVRES on Aquamarine.
reviewed by J. Grenfell
What a surprise this story is! It's a detective story, a mystery — a murder mystery, but am absolute 180-degree reversal of what you imagine. You're thinking, the police are investigating people who've been 'vampire-bit,' right? You'd be dead wrong. Bantry and Flynn and their friends are in the countryside, investigating the murder of a vampire ... and the ending is a page-turning thriller ... and the absolute ending has a gorgeous sense of humor that's got to make you laugh out loud even while you're still turning pages ravenously. I know I did this last time, with NOCTURNE, but I'm going to do it again. I'm going to lobby MK for a sequel. Anybody want to join the letter campaign? I loved Chabrier in this one ... and what a refreshing, intriguing relationship between him and the 'young' vampyre lady, who won't have anything to do with her kind.