Even Though I Knew the End

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Tor Publishing Group, Nov 8, 2022 - Fiction - 144 pages
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C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

“Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.”—Laini Taylor


A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist—the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.

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User Review  - Capucinette - LibraryThing

Source : I received an ARC from Tor Books . 155 pages are nothing but enough for this book! I wanted more of it! From the first pages, we find ourselves carried away in the heat of the action where a ... Read full review

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User Review  - 1C L Polk - Publishers Weekly

World Fantasy Award winner Polk (The Midnight Bargain) does what they do best with this genre-bending fantasy noir novella that brings lofty magic to a grimy 1940s city and showcases queer love along ... Read full review

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C. L. Polk is the author of the World Fantasy Award winning novel Witchmark, the first novel of the Kingston Cycle. After leaving high school early, they have worked as a film extra, sold vegetables on the street, and identified exotic insect species for a vast collection of lepidoptera before settling down to write silver fork fantasy novels. Polk lives near the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, in a tiny apartment with too many books and a yarn stash that could last a decade. They ride a green bicycle with a basket on the front. They spend too much time on Twitter.

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