Review: Devil’s Business by Caitlin Kittredge

Posted August 25, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Devil’s Business by Caitlin Kittredge
Devil's Business
by Caitlin Kittredge

4 Stars


Released: August 30th 2011
Series: Black London #4
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 336
Format: eBook


Jack Winter and Pete (Petunia if you want your arse kicked) Caldecott need to escape London for a bit, after what happened with Nergal the whole of London’s magical community have put Jack at the top of their to-kill-on-sight list. When Pete is all too conveniently asked to go to  Los Angeles, City of Angels, it seems the best route out of a nasty death in the bowels of London. But far from being full of angels LA is a cesspit where all the things that go bump in the night go to hide, but Nergal’s escape from Hell’s prison has split the cell wide open and things far older and  deadlier then demons and ghosts are now stalking LA’s streets.

This was another fantastic installment in the Black London series, just as dark and gritty as the previous books this one is instead set mainly in LA. I thought the change of place would take away from the grim and foreboding atmosphere  as the Black in London is a character almost as much as Pete and Jack. I am happy to report that I was wrong, LA had a feeling of its own, not with the same impact as London, which has had three other books to build it up, but it was  interesting to see a new place for Jack and Pete to wreak havoc in.

Devil’s Business was told entirely from Jack’s POV, which was fantastic, Jack is one of my favourite UF heroes (I use the word hero lightly here!) he is deliciously fucked up  and completely different from any other male characters I have read. But in this book we saw him be the reluctant savior and see Jack willing to sacrifice anything to save Pete was unexpectedly sweet as you know he wouldn’t bother for anyone else.

As in all the other books in this series the writing was engaging and coarsley beautiful and the plot was fast moving, bleak and threatened the apocalypse, all of which kept me riveted to the page. It also gave hints of things to come, it seems like Jack and Pete are in the centre of something big and world ending and I can’t wait to see what that is!

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About Caitlin Kittredge

Caitlin started writing novels at age 13. Her first was a Star Wars tie-in. Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again. Her epic dark fantasy (thankfully) never saw the light of day but while she was struggling with elves and sorcerers she got the idea of writing a story about a werewolf who fought crime.

Two years and many, many drafts later, she pitched Night Life to a bevy of agents and one of them, Rachel Vater, sold the series to St. Martin’s.

Caitlin collects comic books, print books, vintage clothes, and bad habits. She loves tea, loud music, the color black (especially mixed with the color pink) and ghost stories. She can drive a stick shift, play the violin and knows more English curses than American ones.

Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy cats.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I love the sound of this…thanks Suz!


I just love this series. I can’t wait for the new book on Tuesday!!

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