Revenge is best served with tea.
All is proceeding as it should for Beatrice Knight. That is until the African Lightning God lands in her barn and announces that Mrs. Knight’s arch-nemesis is about to pay an unsolicited visit. This time, the giant Praying Mantis Koki won’t be so easily dissuaded from exacting revenge against the intrepid paranormal investigator. Mrs. Knight must now answer one critical question: what, or whom is she prepared to sacrifice in order to defeat the Mantis? As if that isn’t heart-wrenching enough, Mr. Timmons boldly presents a possibility too terrible to consider, yet too tempting to refuse. Now, if only she could survive long enough to make a decision…
Miss Knight and the Revenge of the Mantis is the third case in the “Society for Paranormals” series, in which a paranormal detective refuses to let danger, death, and unsolicited suitors inconvenience her in colonial Kenya. Welcome to a cozy mystery series concerning Victorian etiquette, African mythology, and the search for a perfect spot of tea.
★★★★★ “This series ROCKS! This is a humorous account of paranormals who live during Victorian times in Africa with a shape-shifter bat, lightning god, a ghost for a husband, and a suitor who absorbs power. What more can you ask?” — Diane Rapp
★★★★★ “I am not sure, but I think that this book is my favorite one yet. I try so hard to read slowly so I have something to look forward to, but this delight was just too good to put down and I ended up devouring it in one, possibly two sittings. Beatrice is as witty and courageous as ever and we see more of her past as well as the past of some other characters. We even get to see into her future a bit.” — Tiz
★★★★★ “What is a young Victorian era widow of impecunious means to do when a vengeful shapeshifting praying mantis wants her head? Well, she has a bat man, energy thief, lightning god, 3 were lions, a werewolf, serpent spirit horse, and a ghost of a husband to help although, to be honest, the ghost is not of much assistance.” — open mind
★★★★★ “Full of surprises as well as some interesting back stories about the indomitable Mrs. Knight’s past, this novel is written in the same smooth prose that marked the first two books in the series.” — Mike Billington
★★★★★ “I wanted to savor this book. I’ve already fallen in love with the characters, learned even more about them, and can’t wait to find out even more — and I wanted to just hang out with them as I settled back into what is now to me the familiar setting of Nairobi in the late 1800s. But no! This book just had to be so exciting, with a battle scene that takes your breath away and a declaration of love that leaves you just as breathless (who knew hand holding could be swoon worthy?).” — Olivia C
If you enjoy historical mysteries, adore Victorian steampunk, appreciate British humor, or would love to experience adventure in colonial Africa, download Miss Knight and the Revenge of the Mantis to start your supernatural safari now.