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When the Minister for Internal Affairs goes missing from a house under armed guard, the police are lost for an explanation. But the right honourable MP Sebastian O’Hoy is nowhere to be found. Worse, someone has daubed arcane symbols on his bedroom wall…in dripping blood. With no way in or out, no CCTV evidence of a break in and no body, alive nor dead, the police fear supe When the Minister for Internal Affairs goes missing from a house under armed guard, the police are lost for an explanation. But the right honourable MP Sebastian O’Hoy is nowhere to be found. Worse, someone has daubed arcane symbols on his bedroom wall…in dripping blood. With no way in or out, no CCTV evidence of a break in and no body, alive nor dead, the police fear supernatural involvement. It’s time to call in specialist help. For Captain Kylah Porter of the DOF this is a chance to earn her spurs. But she knows she's up against systemic bigotry and cynicism in the shape of her Met counterpart, Sewell. Occult abduction? Or just another murky urban crime? MI5 want answers and soon. This is the first book--prequel--in the Hipposync Archives.


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When the Minister for Internal Affairs goes missing from a house under armed guard, the police are lost for an explanation. But the right honourable MP Sebastian O’Hoy is nowhere to be found. Worse, someone has daubed arcane symbols on his bedroom wall…in dripping blood. With no way in or out, no CCTV evidence of a break in and no body, alive nor dead, the police fear supe When the Minister for Internal Affairs goes missing from a house under armed guard, the police are lost for an explanation. But the right honourable MP Sebastian O’Hoy is nowhere to be found. Worse, someone has daubed arcane symbols on his bedroom wall…in dripping blood. With no way in or out, no CCTV evidence of a break in and no body, alive nor dead, the police fear supernatural involvement. It’s time to call in specialist help. For Captain Kylah Porter of the DOF this is a chance to earn her spurs. But she knows she's up against systemic bigotry and cynicism in the shape of her Met counterpart, Sewell. Occult abduction? Or just another murky urban crime? MI5 want answers and soon. This is the first book--prequel--in the Hipposync Archives.

30 review for Every Little Evil

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gram

    This novella is a fun read and a fine introduction to the wonderfully named Department of Fimmigration. The DoF, as it's known, is a British Government department set up to monitor the comings and goings of Fae (fairies and elves) whether they are in the "real world" or New Thameswick. The DoF is headed by Mr Ernest Porter with his daughter Kylah as a sort of second in command and staff from the Special Elf Service (SES). In this story, Sebastian O'Hoy Britain's Minister of Internal Affairs has v This novella is a fun read and a fine introduction to the wonderfully named Department of Fimmigration. The DoF, as it's known, is a British Government department set up to monitor the comings and goings of Fae (fairies and elves) whether they are in the "real world" or New Thameswick. The DoF is headed by Mr Ernest Porter with his daughter Kylah as a sort of second in command and staff from the Special Elf Service (SES). In this story, Sebastian O'Hoy Britain's Minister of Internal Affairs has vanished and symbols daubed in blood cover the walls of his bedroom. Kylah investigates and proves more than a match for Britain's "normal" police and their colleagues, the Very Special Branch who are responsible for the nation's security. The author, who writes these books under the name of DC Farmer, takes a number of swipes at British politics and British politicians. Sebastian O'Hoy is a thinly veiled former British Foreign Secretary with floppy blonde hair while his wife Sally is modelled on the wife of another politician who is still a Government minister. Sally writes an outspoken newspaper column, mostly about herself, which may give readers a clue as to her real identity. This is a very funny book although the dry British humour may not suit everyone. It's part of The Hipposync Archives series and I'll be checking that out in the future.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amie's Book Reviews

    This book is the first of a series called HIPPOSYNC ENTERPRISES. This novella is a wonderful introduction to the author's world. In the real world (the one us humans inhabit) thr Minister for Internal Affairs, Sebastian O'Hoy (known to the tabloids as SoHo) has disappeared from his highly secure home and seems to have vanished into thin air. "They are certain he did not leave the premises last night, but there is no sign of him this morning ... There were symbols scrawled on the bedroom wall in This book is the first of a series called HIPPOSYNC ENTERPRISES. This novella is a wonderful introduction to the author's world. In the real world (the one us humans inhabit) thr Minister for Internal Affairs, Sebastian O'Hoy (known to the tabloids as SoHo) has disappeared from his highly secure home and seems to have vanished into thin air. "They are certain he did not leave the premises last night, but there is no sign of him this morning ... There were symbols scrawled on the bedroom wall in what appears to be blood..." Because of the strange symbols on the wall, the Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland decides that he needs to call the DOF - The Department of Fimmigration. "The DOF's real function, of course, was to monitor the comings and goings of their own people, those Fae (Homo Elementus) who wanted to try their luck in a world where their own toned-down supernatural skills might be of some use." Captain Kylah Porter is a Fae and she is put in charge of finding the wayward Minister. The local police liason assigned to work with her thinks the DOF is a joke and that the regular police do not need their help. Kylah is sure that the disappearance has something to do with the Fae. To that end, she travels to the hidden realm that most humans do not believe exists. It is a place where "Self-Stacking cutlery, bottomless drinking mugs, stay-warm toilet seats - all were a reality of daily life." What follows is part mystery, part comedy, part thriller and even part love story. All these parts add up to one highly entertaining read. My favorite line in the novella is the author's description of the facade of the building that houses Hipposync Enterprises, Dealers in Rare Books & Manuscripts (which is actually the Headquarters of the DOF). "Its roots were exemplified by ornate signage: a hanging board with more calligraphic curlicues than a Christina Aguilera wig." There is also a character in the story named Mr. Viarga, who "... stood beneath them with a wooden ruler pointing hither and thither." Get it? Viarga - wood? Ha ha! I enjoyed this quick read and it has piqued my interest in the Hipposync Enterprises Series. I am not usually a fan of urban fantasy as it all seems the same to me, but EVERY LITTLE EVIL breaks the mold and creates its own niche genre. I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars for pure ingenuity and uniqueness. I am now a fan of author D.C. Farmer. I recommend this book to people who enjoy such reads as Piers Anthony's Xanth series. Plus, the book is FREE, so you have nothing to lose. To read more of my reviews visit my blog at http://AmiesBookReviews.wordpress.com

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    An obnoxious Government minister vanishes from his own bedroom and strange markings are left on the walls. So the call goes out to the Department of Fimmigration. Just in case he's away with the fairies in more than a figurative sense.... Definitely be trying more of this series. Fans of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London and Charles Stross' Laundry Files will likely enjoy this too. An obnoxious Government minister vanishes from his own bedroom and strange markings are left on the walls. So the call goes out to the Department of Fimmigration. Just in case he's away with the fairies in more than a figurative sense.... Definitely be trying more of this series. Fans of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London and Charles Stross' Laundry Files will likely enjoy this too.

  4. 4 out of 5

    David St. Lawrence

    Wonderful dry humor! DC Farmer writes stories that hold your attention and keep you smiling all the way through. I could not put this story down until I finished it. Give yourself a treat and read this and the rest of his books.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lori Montgomery

    Very Entertaining and Well Written I usually don’t read novellas and prequels, but I read this one because I have the next book. It was fun, light and humorous. An easy read. And now I’m looking forward to The 400 lb Gorilla.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Valentine Hayward

    Mmmmm Well what can I say. Not a lot really ending rushed and felt sort of like, not exactly tagged on the end but very bloody close.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Ohoy My favorite part of this book was the part where the police used pigeons for communication. I also liked the part where the people in the British club called his phone a fun.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Fun read This is really quite a gem of a book. Loved the characters and works building. Looking forward to reading more!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Seregil of Rhiminee

    Originally published at Risingshadow. DC Farmer's Every Little Evil is a wonderful prequel novella to The Hipposync Archives series of humorous urban fantasy novels. It is being offered free for readers, because it's an introduction to the author's series. It's a relatively quick read, which gives readers a sense of what the series is all about. Because there are probably readers out there who are not familiar with The Hipposync Archives, here are a few words about Hipposync Archives: On the banks Originally published at Risingshadow. DC Farmer's Every Little Evil is a wonderful prequel novella to The Hipposync Archives series of humorous urban fantasy novels. It is being offered free for readers, because it's an introduction to the author's series. It's a relatively quick read, which gives readers a sense of what the series is all about. Because there are probably readers out there who are not familiar with The Hipposync Archives, here are a few words about Hipposync Archives: On the banks of the canal in Jericho, Oxford, there's an ordinary-looking commercial property with a sign that says, Hipposync Enterprises, Dealers in Rare Books & Manuscripts. It is the front for the Department of Fimmigration (Fae Immigration). Its function is to monitor the comings and goings of Fae. The owner is Mr Ernest Porter who has help from his young relative, Kylah Porter, and Trained Special Elf Service operatives. Here's a bit of information about the story: The Prime Minister of Great Britain is contacted by MI5, because the Minister of Internal Affairs has disappeared. He seems to have disappeared into thin air, and arcane symbols were scrawled on his bedroom wall in what appears to be blood. They need the help of the Department of Fimmigration in solving the disappearance, because DOF has plenty of expertise on arcane matters. They contact DOF and soon DOF begins to investigate the strange disappearance... This is the beginning of a highly entertaining story that reveals what kind of work DOF does and how they deal with problems. Their investigations are a joy to read due to the author's witty humour and wonderful imagination. The author handles various issues ranging from politics to relationships in a fascinating way. I enjoyed reading about how Kylah investigated the disappearance of the Minister of Internal Affairs, because her investigations were interesting and revealed intriguing things. I liked the way the author wrote about her thoughts, deeds and deduction skills. It was also enjoyable to read about what DC Farmer wrote about the minister's marital life, because the relationship between Sebastian and Sally O'Hoy was mercurial. His way of writing about the O'Hoy relationship was charmingly observant. One of the best things about this story is that DC Farmer has an excellent sense of humour. There's something charmingly British about his humour that I find compelling (if you enjoy witty British humour, you'll most likely enjoy this story very much). As a tiny example of the author's sense of humour, I can mention that zombies are called 'vitally-challenged' in this novella. The author has a keen eye for details and he knows how to keep up the reader's interest in the story. It's great that he keeps the story flowing all the time and doesn't get stuck at any places. He's also capable of maintaining a fine balance between serious issues and humorous elements. DC Farmer's Every Little Evil is fluently written urban fantasy with an emphasis on entertainment and humorous happenings. It's just as good, humorous and entertaining as the novels (The 400lb Gorilla and Frivolous Pursuits), which reveal a lot more about various things related to non-human creatures and races etc. I strongly urge urban fantasy readers to take a look at this free novella, because it's a wonderfully entertaining, humorous and well written piece of urban fantasy fiction. Please, invest a bit of time in reading this novella and treat yourself to an enjoyable story. If you like this novella, don't hesitate to read the novels, because they're addictively good and humorous urban fantasy. Excellent entertainment!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    I received this book free in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed this story about a sleazy politician that disappeared from a locked room under video surveillance. The characters were a well written mixture of human and fae. It got my attention and kept it through the entire story. It was humorous and a decent mystery at the same time. It is short, but still entertaining.

  11. 4 out of 5

    mirba

    Nice story, good dialogues, and a very British setting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Teri Southerland

    Humorous I love this book. The authors sense of humor shines throughout the book. It slightly resembles another book by a piece of furniture.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Zippergirl

    A dual world intro to the Department of Fimmigration--investigators of crime and mischief on the border between this world and New Thameswick. Ooky, kooky, spooky, to paraphase a theme song from my childhood. Check it out, this novella is free at DC Farmer's home page and don't miss the missives from Headquarters which just might explain that agouti polecat on Donald Trump's scalp. The books can be read in any order--but start here. Got The Bewildered going now--an ARC from NetGalley. Review soon. A dual world intro to the Department of Fimmigration--investigators of crime and mischief on the border between this world and New Thameswick. Ooky, kooky, spooky, to paraphase a theme song from my childhood. Check it out, this novella is free at DC Farmer's home page and don't miss the missives from Headquarters which just might explain that agouti polecat on Donald Trump's scalp. The books can be read in any order--but start here. Got The Bewildered going now--an ARC from NetGalley. Review soon.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dr susan

    DC Farmer's Hipposync Archives are entertaining, irreverent, and an automatic "buy" for me. Each story is a standalone, although I have no idea why anyone wouldn't want to read all of them. DC Farmer's Hipposync Archives are entertaining, irreverent, and an automatic "buy" for me. Each story is a standalone, although I have no idea why anyone wouldn't want to read all of them.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty

    A great introduction... I am now officially a fan!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Laurel

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jabin Wade

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bruce McLennan

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jodie Stone

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ivan

  21. 4 out of 5

    psy

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Vandervort

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Gladwin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gaynor Van Heerden

  27. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  28. 5 out of 5

    donna jenkins

  29. 4 out of 5

    AusomeAutist

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sue

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