C.E. Murphy is the author of more than twenty books--along with a number of novellas and comics. Born in Alaska, currently living in Ireland, she does miss central heating, insulation and--sometimes--snow but through the wonders of the internet, her imagination and her close knit family, she's never bored or lonely. While she does travel through time (sadly only forward, one second at a time) she can also be found online at www.cemurphy.net or @ce_murphy on Twitter
Lawyer Margrit Knight is one of the few humans aware of New York City's otherworldy denizens; known as the Negotiator among the Old Races who dwell behind the scenes, she calls upon her allies, a fallen dragon and her vampire employer, when her gargoyle lover is kidnapped and placed on trial by his "peers." While wrapping up many loose ends, the concluding volume of Murphy's Negotiator trilogy (Heart of Stone; House of Cards) leaves open the possibility of future explorations into an urban fantasy that brings some unusual creatures, such as gargoyles, djinn, and selkies, into the modern world. Margrit is a gutsy, resourceful heroine who can walk a fine line between the paranormal and the real world. A good choice for most libraries, with particular appeal to fans of Charles de Lint and Jim Butcher. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.