Friday, April 5, 2019

Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk

I've enjoyed some of Monk's earlier work, so I thought I'd give this "new" one a try. The town of Ordinary, Oregon is, of course, filled with various supernatural creatures, living more or less in harmony with humans, but it also is home to vacationing gods, like Odin, Thor and Heimdall. While in town, they are required to set aside their god powers, which is where the Reed family comes in. The Reeds have, for ages, taken care of the transfer of god powers for safekeeping, and/or in the unfortunate event that a temporarily mortal god is killed while in town, they find a new vessel for the power.
At present, the Reed family in Ordinary solely consists of three sisters, all of whom work for the police department, with the eldest, Delaney, serving as chief, as her deceased father. So when Heimdall's body washes up on the beach, she not only has the responsibility to investigate his murder, but must carry the burden of his power until she is able to find the human who is destined to become a god.
Not Monk's best work, but semi-amusing.

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