A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters) by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

The 12th novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters sequence reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed exchange 20th-century England

Christmas is a truly specified time of year.  it's detailed for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who're decided to rejoice it properly.  it truly is specific for his or her acquaintances, medical professional John Watson, and his spouse Mary, either Elemental Masters, who've chanced on nice savor the season seeing it via younger Suki’s eyes. 
 
it's also distinctive to others...for very diverse reasons.
 
For Christmas Eve is usually hallowed to darkish forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come wide awake in this, the Longest Night.  Powers top left alone.  Powers which may shake the principles of London and beyond.
 
It starts slowly.  ladies disappearing at the hours of darkness of evening, ladies purely neglected via these in their personal kind.  The whispers basically commence after they begin to reappear—because once they do, they're not sane.  And whilst Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are known as directly to research those sufferers, they observe that it was once no traditional horror of the streets that drove them mad.
 
yet then, the shadows succeed in for different victims—girls of fine, even exalted households, who vanish from concert events, lectures, and night balls.  and it'll take the mixed forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the worlds maximum detective to forestall the darkness earlier than it may well overcome all.

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