Myrrolen's Ghost Circus (Malykant Mysteries #3)
My rating: Fantasy
by Charlotte E. English
Myrrolen's Ghost Circus opens with Konrad Savast in an intolerably bad mood, a consequence of a string of boring cases and (more importantly) the fact that his only friend is avoiding him. The annual visit of a mysterious, ghostly circus would only be expected to present an evening's mild diversion - until a body appears, and swiftly disappears before Konrad's eyes, in the middle of the ring. Accompanied by his serpentine ghost-servants (who are themselves on the verge of mutiny), it naturally falls to Konrad to investigate.
I love Konrad's complex relationship with his best and only friend, the secretive Nanda, so I was glad that she came back into his life. The reader is given less insight into the nature of her personal mysteries, compared to Konrad's role as the Malykant, and although there's a little more information in this volume she remains an intriguing puzzle.
The third installment of a great series of quick reads, this story introduces a number of new mysteries to the city of Ekamet, and gives Konrad plenty of work to do in attempting to reach a solution.