"Ellie DeFarr's private investigator novel, Melancholy Manor: A Hera Hunter Mystery, is well-written and fast-paced hard-boiled detective fiction. DeFarr's sniper-turned-sleuth is complex, tortured and very human. While her pragmatic vigilantism made me a bit uncomfortable, Hera is a sleuth whose approach to crime detection is very entertaining indeed. The story line is original and well-plotted, and the characters are finely drawn. DeFarr has several stories going on at the same time in Melancholy Manor, and they all contribute to a first-rate private eye mystery with more than just a touch of crime noir. I enjoyed reading Melancholy Manor: A Hera Hunter Mystery and am looking forward to reading future novels in this detection series."--Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"Ellie DeFarr's second book is a serious and enjoyable mystery albeit with some dark themes. Hera is a likeable heroine, with her own strict code of morality, and is surrounded by a cast of three-dimensional characters: her faithful assistant Toby, her foster sister and local madam, Billy, and the squabbling siblings, Kyle and Zoey. ... The plot takes some dark twists and turns and has a thrilling and satisfying conclusion. I very much enjoyed reading Melancholy Manor and look forward to seeing where her adventures take Hera next."--Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite
From the Author
Death of a Lawyer: This book is a prequel to the series. To get a free digital copy, visit my website, elliedefarr.com.
Haunting Memories from a Troubled Past: Book 1
Melancholy Manor: Book 2
They Called Her Paperback Rose: Book 3
The Ripper Awakens: Book 4
Each book is a standalone mystery, so please feel free to read them in any order.