|Four & Twenty Blackbirds (1997) [Novel]|
by Mercedes Lackey
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Series: Bardic Voices
A Fine Feathered Fiend
A magical maniac is loose in Alanda. The victims are always women, always lower-class, and the weapon is always a three-sides stiletto, most often found among church regalia. But the killers are never churchmen, and they always commit suicide immediately after the bloody deed.
Tal Rufen is just a simple constable. But he really cares about his job, and when one of these muder/suicides happens on his beat he becomes obsessed. His superiors don't care --- the victims will never be missed, and their murderers are already justly dead. But every instinct Tal Rufen has cries out that he has seen only one small piece of a bigger and much nastier puzzle...
Original title: Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Featuring Detection