The Grendel Affair

The Grendel Affair - Lisa Shearin

This review also posted at A Bookish Compulsion


I loved just about every part of The Grendel Affair.  The unique world-building overlay that had blended Psychics, Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons and Ghouls into a believable reality that was both light enough to allow for jokes and absurdities and gritty enough to keep the stakes high.  The interesting characters...from the spunky heroine who had me in her corner even when her only back-up was a tequila-filled water pistol to the disapproving partner that grew on me…even the cantankerous toupee-wearing-sailor-swearing shopkeeper added a special kind of charm to this utterly enjoyable read.


While I will admit that the plot in places was a bit obvious (if you’re trying to find out what a creepy creature causing chaos is and one of your choices is a Grendel, and the book is called The Grendel Affair, chances are…that’s it) and some things were a bit conspicuous as future devices for intervention, I still found the whole book, from beginning to end, entertaining and downright satisfying.