On Zoom: Nicole with be in conversation with Sheree Renee Thomas.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro called Glover’s first book, THE CONDUCTORS, “A history buff's dream fantasy novel…[and] also a fantasy geek's dream history novel.” That book set the stage for the story of Hetty Rhodes, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, who helped usher dozens of people north with her wits and magical powers. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband, Benjy, have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that white authorities won’t touch. In THE UNDERTAKERS fires have erupted in the city, and the Rhodes are investigating a fiery death that doesn’t quite make sense. When it becomes clear that the death is connected to another death…they suspect the fires might be linked to recent community events and begin to realize that even the most powerful enchantments can’t always protect you from the ghosts of the past
Author Nicole Glover brilliantly uses speculative fiction to delve into important historical and cultural threads that we can connect to the current moment.
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Nicole Glover delivers the second book in her exciting Murder & Magic series of historical fantasy novels featuring Hetty Rhodes and her husband, Benjy, magic practitioners and detectives living in post–Civil War Philadelphia.
Nothing bothers Hetty and Benjy Rhodes more than a case where the answers, motives, and the murder itself feel a bit too neat.
“A seamless blending of magic, mystery, and history…Glover’s worldbuilding, characters, and attention to historical detail create a delightfully genre-bending debut!”
—Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Ghost Summer: Stories
From a bold new voice in speculative fiction comes a vibrant historical