Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragon: Episode 144: Private Eyes and Underworlds - Crime Meets Urban Fantasy

November 23, 2018

Episode 144: Private Eyes and Underworlds - Crime Meets Urban Fantasy

 

This week the dragons are delighted to welcome fellow author, Laura Laakso, to the show. Laura is the author of the recently released literary urban fantasy novel, Fallible Justice, which is the first in the Wilde Investigations series. Under discussion this week is the sub section of Urban Fantasy featuring a private investigator. What is it about these characters that captures reader imaginations? Is it characterisation, world building or plot that most draws the reader in? And why is mystery or crime mingled with urban fantasy such a potent mixture? Join Jules and Madeleine as they delve into the world of the PI, and hear all about Laura's awesome new series at the same time. Under the magnifying glass this week: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, October Daye by Seanan McGuire, Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch and, of course, Wilde Investigations by Laura Laakso.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic