Ladies and gentlemen–or, if you prefer, guys and dames–it’s time.
Today marks the launch of Hot Lead, Cold Iron, published by Titan Books. This is the first Mick Oberon novel, a book unlike anything I’ve written before. Urban fantasy, set in gangland Chicago in the last days of Prohibition.
Magic. Mobsters. The Seelie and the Unseelie Courts. Occult conspiracies. Gang wars. Wands. Tommy guns.
And warm milk.
You can read a plot blurb and find links to the book at various online vendors by clicking here.
It’s a good book, one of my best so far–but of course I’d say that. I wrote it. So don’t take my word for it:
"The potent mix of gangsters, magic, Fae politics, and a strega on the warpath makes for a ride that never touches the brakes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The conclusion strongly hints that there will be another Mick Oberon case and if it’s as fun and entertaining as this one, then Ari Marmell will soon be crowned the foremost purveyor of Macabre Noir." —Starburst Magazine
"Fae magic, witchcraft, and even the hint of other supernatural creatures, combined with the 30s setting, give this book it’s considerable charm. Add a hero like Mick Oberon, and you’ve got a winner." —My Bookish Ways
"The story’s skillful blend of fantasy and crime will also appeal to the mass audiences of popular TV shows Supernatural and Grimm." —The Cult Den
"All in all, Ari Marmell has written an absolutely brilliant mash up novel that mixes loads of different styles yet manages to make them all mesh so well that I was actually sorry when the book ended." —The Curiosity of a Social Misfit
"The book does a nice job of never tipping its hand, with a climax that delivers on all aspects." —Bookgasm
"The author leaves the door wide open for the sequel, and that’s just fine: the book is thoroughly entertaining, and Mick is a likable guy we’d like to spend some more time with. Urban fantasy fans should be all over this one." –Booklist, starred review (requires membership, so I can’t link to it)
Give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed.