The Wicked & The Dead
by Melissa Marr
Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead in near-future New Orleans, Draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans.
But now, her magic’s gone sideways, and the only person strong enough to help her is the one man who could tempt her to think about picket fences: Eli Stonecroft, a faery bar-owner in New Orleans.
When human businessmen start turning up as draugar, the queen of the again-walkers and the wealthy son of one of the victims, both hire Geneviève to figure it out. Neither her heart nor her life are safe she’s juggling a faery, murder, and magic.
“I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa’s usual great world-building, and I’m already looking forward to book 2!” – Jeaniene Frost, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author