Publisher and Publication Date: Interstice Press. February 26, 2020.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Source: I received a complimentary paperback copy from Lee Evie, I was not required to write a positive review.
Audience: Readers of detective, women and literature, and historical fiction.
Rating: Very good.
Book One: A Song for Lonely Wolves
Book Two: An Ode to Hungry Ghosts
Book Three: A Hymn of Soldiers Lost
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About the Author:
Lee Evie is a historical fiction author. She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger, mystery and romance. When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry. An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are the most precious gift to the universe.
A missing woman. A frozen body.
A bonded servant girl, determined to solve a mystery.
Joseon Korea, winter, 1590.
At the foot of a jagged mountain range, an isolated village lies in muddy snow. From her bed, a young noblewoman vanishes in the dead of night and rumours of a fearsome ghost with no face echo in her wake.
Hard-working and dogged Dan Ji, arrives in the long winding valley with her own ghosts. As a damo, a tea servant of the police force, she is overlooked and undervalued. Yet this case has gripped her heart, and she craves to prove her worth beyond simply cooking and cleaning for her superiors – she is determined to solve the mystery.
With only the officer in charge on her side – a hard young man with a bloody past and secrets of his own – Dan Ji must convince the local Magistrate and his provincial policemen to trust her judgement. Yet with mistrust brewing, the investigation slowly grinds to a halt. Until a frozen body is unearthed from the deep snows of the mountain range.
It is not within Dan Ji’s nature to leave a mystery unsolved, yet soon she discovers the fine threads of this investigation run much deeper than anyone has anticipated.
A dark historical mystery set in old Korea.
This is the second book by Lee Evie I’ve read in the past couple of weeks and I recommend them both.
Both books have strong female leads.
Both books are written with the setting in Korea.
Both books have lovely front covers of beautiful women.
Both books gave me a strong view of Korean culture and society in old Korea.
A Song For Lonely Wolves captured my interest in the first page with an edge of the seat drama unfolding.
Dan Ji is a damo, she is a servant. However, she is a remarkably strong and savvy person remaining steady under pressure. I love strong characters and Dan Ji is a favorite.
Themes in the story are loyalty, courage, ambition, and trust.
Lee Evie’s books are now a favorite for me. I’ll be anticipating other books in both series when they are published.
During the blog tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of A Song For Lonely Wolves by Lee Evie.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 15th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.
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One thought on “(Review) A Song For Lonely Wolves: A Joseon Detective Novel, Book One by Lee Evie”
Gosh, thank you so very much for this absolutely lovely review! I am so excited you liked my books 🙂 Thank you for being part of the book tour! 🙂