The demihuman dwarf, Sirgrus, has a problem. Someone has killed his human private eye partner in the new noir novel, Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and the Dark-Elf. The Dark-Elf is the nightclub where the murder happened. Luckily, they allow demihumans, so Sirgrus decides to investigate his partner’s death.
The plot is a typical noir with only the surrounding setting being original. For example, the PIs have a fairy as a secretary but (alcohol) prohibition is still going strong out on their mean streets. I really wanted to like Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and the Dark-Elf. However, the mystery was much too easy to solve. 3 stars.
Thanks to BHC Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.