Tim Prasil, author of the Vera Van Slyke mysteries, has reviewed the first Royal Occultist novel, The Whitechapel Demon over at his site.

From the review:

It’s fairly telling of the work’s tone, though, which manages to balance the dark and gruesome with the light and witty.  And this entertaining tone strikes me as one of Reynolds’ greatest strengths as a writer, his ability to make a reader cringe on one page and then snicker on the next…

If you’ve been on the fence about whether to pick up a copy of the book, I hope you’ll take a look at Tim’s review and see whether it fans the flames of interest. He seems to have enjoyed it, and if the creator of the Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives likes it, you might as well. So why not grab a copy of the book from or Smashwords and see for yourself?