Corpselight by Angela Slatter


Verity's all about protecting her city, but right now that's mostly running surveillance and handling the less exciting cases for the Weyrd Council - after all, it's hard to chase the bad guys through the streets of Brisbane when you're really, reallypregnant.

An insurance investigation sounds pretty harmless, even if it is for 'Unusual Happenstance'. That's not usually a clause Normals use - it covers all-purpose hauntings, angry genii loci, ectoplasmic home invasion, demonic possession, that sort of thing - but Susan Beckett's claimed three times in three months. Her house keeps getting inundated with mud, but she's still insisting she doesn't need or want help . . . until the dry-land drownings begin.

V's first lead in takes her to Chinatown, where she is confronted by kitsune assassins. But when she suddenly goes into labour, it's clear the fox spirits are notgoing to be helpful.

Corpselight is the second book in Angela Slatter’s Verity Fassbinder series - and as you see, that's not a cover image you'd expect to see on a book about Brisbane.


Urban fantasy readers love trilogies, and we are delighted to announce that Angela Slatter will publish the third in her Verity Fassbinder trilogy, Restoration, just in time for the Festival. More about Restoration later, and about the genre debate which will feature Angela on Friday August 10.