Thicker than Water is the fourth tale of Felix Castor’s trials and tribulations in modern day London. Fix as his friends call him is a freelance exorcist with a problem with authority and penchant for chaos. Demons, ghosts, zombies and werewolves are very real and aren’t hiding in the shadows these days. Nevertheless, Fix can barely make enough money to pay his eccentric landlady and confidant Pen.
This time, the case is personal – a bully from his past named Kenny Seddon has written “F..Castor” on a bloody car window where said bully had a party with a couple of straight razors. Fix is already on the Met’s radar for past indescretions and is promptly dragged into the case. One cop in particular really hates Castor, which thrusts him upon an unwanted walk down memory lane to clear his name. And if that wasn’t enough, his estranged brother who is Catholic Priest striving for sainthood is somehow mixed up with the case and refuses to show his cards.
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Your review reminded me that it’s been far too long since I read any of the Felix Castor books, and there’s probably a whole lot more in the series now (I’ve read the first three). How much does Juliet feature in this one? She’s by far my favourite character. 🙂
She pops up at the beginning and end of the case. Without spoiling anything, the big bad in this book is something Juliet refuses to talk about with Castor (or any humans). As always, when she does appear it’s a delight and reinforces how Fix is way out of his depth.