Four-and-twenty Blackbirds

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9780006480358: Four-and-twenty Blackbirds

The sequel to The Eagle and the Nightingales, and following the success of Mercedes Lackey’s other solo novel, Sacred Ground.

There is a rash of mysterious deaths in the city of Kingsford: where murders are followed immediately by suicides; where the target is almost always a female gypsy or street musician; and where the weapon used is always a three-sided dagger – which always disappears as mysteriously as the true killer.

Tal, a constable finding difficulty in having this case taken seriously, joins forces with Ardis, a Justiciar Mage and Priest of the church. Only these two people seem to have noticed that these are not open-and-shut cases and, presented with such a mysterious set of clues, that there must be magecraft at work. With the help of Visyr, a birdman, they must unravel this perplexing case and trace the clues back to an evil and cunning source…

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‘Gypsy encounters and magic permeate a fast-paced fantasy well-laced with romance’
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A MURDER MYSTERY WITH A TWIST OF MAGIC.

A rash of mysterious deaths is gripping the city of Kingsford: murders are followed immediately by suicides; the target is almost always a female gypsy or street musician; and the weapon used is always a three-sided dagger – disappearing as mysteriously as the true killer.

With the victims being free-bards and gypsies, the local constable Tal is fighting to have this case taken seriously. Thus he joins forces with Ardis, a Justiciar Mage and Priest of the church: only these two people seem to have noticed that these are not open-and-shut cases and, presented with such a mysterious set of clues, they decide that there must be magecraft at work. With the help of Vysir, a birdman, they must unravel this perplexing case and trace the clues back to an evil, cunning source…

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Lackey, Mercedes
Published by Harper Collins - Voyager (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006480357 ISBN 13: 9780006480358
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Book Description Harper Collins - Voyager, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006480357

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