The Witness for the Dead (2021, Tor Books) 4 stars

A standalone novel in the fantastic world of Katherine Addison's award-winning The Goblin Emperor.

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intricate, quiet, operatic

4 stars

Addison's writing feels like a fine mechanical watch, intricate and whirring. The main character has a somehow calm and quiet approach to being a detective, but the book still has its operatic moments, both literal (I want to see the opera about the manufactory workers), and metaphorical.