Book Reviews

The Dapper Detective (Nott Haven 2) by Dez Schwartz

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Law Enforcement / Ghosts/Spirits/Hauntings / Psychic Powers / Vampires / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 08-February-2024

Book Blurb

“Solving murders is easy. Surviving them is another story.”

Alfie Hughes, a dandy medium and consulting spiritualist to the homicide department of Nόtt Haven, is ready for a vacation from ghostly visitors and paranormal predicaments.

But when Alfie and his partner, Detective Sebastian Davies, are summoned by the vampire leader of the Crimson Bat Society to investigate the disappearances of supernatural members of the Night District, Alfie is forced to put those daydreams on hold.

What should have been a simple investigation might very well change their lives forever. That is, if they’re lucky enough to survive solving the case.


Book Review

“You are my heart, Alfie. The beating rhythm that keeps me moving. The all-consuming pulse of my thoughts. I don’t know how I ever existed before you and I don’t even want to exist without you.” ~ Sebastian, ‘The Dapper Detective’ by Dez Schwartz


Alfie and Sebastian, of 'The Dapper Detective' by Dez Schwartz, are eager to settle into the next phase of their lives, personally and professionally. Helping Sebastian sort out murder cases is far better than enhancing Madam Olivia's psychic powers. Alfie is looking forward to it.

First on Sebastian and Alfie's agenda is an extended vacation somewhere quiet and peaceful. They need time to be alone together to deepen their relationship. But before they can leave, they are lured into a missing person case and possibly murder investigation because those missing belong to the local population's supernatural beings.


Sebastian and Alfie know that Sebastian's boss will not take the incidents seriously because of his disdain for supernaturals but they are hesitant about becoming involved. However, after being persuaded by several others, including Francis, the Coven Leader of the Vampires, they decide to try.


The investigation is a long, winding road with several wrong turns. Even when the clues make no sense, Alfie and Sebastian refuse to give up. They know they are getting close when they become the killer's targets.


‘The Dapper Detective' is an entertaining and suspenseful addition to the series. It felt good to visit with Alfie and Sebastian, feel their love and passion, and become immersed in the suspense and drama in Knott Haven. Thank you, Dez. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Sebastian and Alfie yet. I'm hoping there will be a third book in the series.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 119 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-November-2023
Price $2.99 ebook
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