The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal

The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal - K.J. Charles 3.5 stars

TW: Incestuous ghost, mention of suicide, abduction, involuntary experiments of magical variety

I think this author is just not for me. I certainly liked this book. It was well-written with only a handful of typos, the characters were flawed but not unlikable, and the cases were short enough I didn't have time to figure them out before the characters did, except one. I can understand people nowadays not knowing that people used to be sacrificed to place the foundation stone, but surely that had to be more common knowledge back then. Robert really should have figured it out before he just happened to hear the oh-so-conveniently correct version of the London Bridge song. I've never been a fan of insta-sex, though at least Ms. Charles found an inventive way for it to happen, even if I was eye rolling through the whole thing.

I can certainly see why Ms. Charles has so many loyal fans. I just can't seem to connect emotionally to her characters or their stories.