|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2007|
When Shirley MacGuffin is found murdered one day prior to the annual town celebration in remembrance of Our Heroine's mother--the legendary crime-stopper and evil-thwarter Emily Bean--everyone expects Our Heroine to solve the case. She, however, has no interest in inheriting the family business, or being chased through steam-tunnels, or listening to skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refurserkir. But in this madcap postmodern romp—equal parts Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue—evil has no interest in her lack of interest.
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