A murder at the British Library. A trail of dark magic…
Wizard, bookseller, and real ale connoisseur Jasper Wychwood is meant to be retired. It’s been seven years since his last case, and he’s promised the authorities he’ll keep his nose out of trouble and his magical talents under wraps.
But when an American student tells him about a series of blood magic murders, he can’t resist getting involved.
Unfortunately, the Office for Paranormal Affairs—a secret department of the British government that deals with supernatural problems—soon begins to suspect that Jasper himself is the guilty party.
On the run, accused of murder, with an undead assassin on his tail… what more could possibly go wrong?