Gray Tidings by Hailey Edwards is the sixth audiobook in the Black Hat Bureau. With a new position comes new responsibilities and Rue has her hands full. Missing dead, sea monsters and family issues made for a suspenseful and sometimes humorous tale. Narrated by Stephanie Richardson, you’ll want to devour this.
by Hailey Edwards
Series: Black Hat Bureau #6
Narrator: Stephanie Richardson
Length: 8 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.5x
Corpses are vanishing from New Orleans morgues, there’s talk of a sea monster in Lake Pontchartrain, and Hiram Nádasdy is turning the French Quarter upside down in search of a witch with the power to bring the dead back to life.
When the director assigns Rue the case, she suspects he’s sending her hunting all right. For her father, not the creature. Too bad she’s got her hands full with dueling covens, drunk revelers, and a whole lot of pool noodles. Oh. And it’s Mardi Gras. Of course it is. But as the locals say, laissez les bons temps rouler.
Thanks to the deal Rue made with her grandfather, she finds herself in an office away from the town and the home she loves. Lots of changes for Rue and her motley crew. When the director gives her an assignment, she and her team travel to New Orleans.
It seems bodies are missing from the morgue, the lake has a sea monster, and her father’s search for a witch has Rue conflicted. Poor Rue has her handsful. I really like Rue and the decisions she makes, nothing is taken lightly and never is the decision based on her wants. If only all the supernatural creatures she deals with worked like that.
We get plenty of suspense, battles,and twists. Of course, all of her fam is there. Each is an asset to the case, including Rue and Clay. Clay makes me laugh out loud from his snark to love of food. Along the way, Rue collected allies and unleashes some new skills.
The ending brought joy and sadness. The story was very much a turning point in the series with growth and pain. Edwards has hooked me, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Stephanie Richardson narrates and has become the voice of these characters. She captures the snark, suspense and sense of family they have for one another. I highly recommend the Black Hat Bureau in audio format.
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Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
Sounds like a really good series! And I do love things set in New Orleans. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great review!
Rachel @Waves of Fiction
I’m always looking for a new UF series to love. I’ll check this one out seeing how much you love it!
She has several series and I love them. Enjoy!
I like the sound of this series. I love books set in New Orleans
I am the same. Although we went back for a visit last summer, and the area has declined since Covid. We were harassed during the day and the shops all have the same merchandise. It was sad.
Yes please! This sounds so fun and if any lake has a sea monster it is definitely Lake Pontchatrain! I need to pick up the first book in the series.
I am having such fun with this series. It has a cozy vibe I think you’ll enjoy.
Anne – Books of My Heart
I wish I had started this when the books started. Great review!
I hope you catch up soon.
A bittersweet ending and one which left you wanting more. Great review, Kim.
I need to start this series!
Ooo yes you do!!
Lover of Romance
Sometimes it can be so refreshing to read a snarky read, I am glad that it was such a good turn out for you! Its always so great to have such family connection being portray.