Stalking the Unicorn: A Fable of Tonight
by Mike Resnick
Cover Artist: Dan Dos Santos
Review by Carolyn Frank
Pyr Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591026488
Date: August 2008 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
It is New Year's Eve in New York City. Private detective John Justin Mallory is sitting in his office feeling sorry for his pitiful state of affairs and getting drunk. In walks an elf asking for his assistance in finding a lost unicorn before dawn. And they are off on an irresistibly funny venture,Stalking the Unicorn, in a parallel Manhattan inhabited by nasty leprechauns, blood-thirsty cat women and evil demons. From official release/information:
Download Description: It's 8:35pm on New Year's Eve, and Private Detective John Justin Mallory hides out in his Manhattan office to avoid his landlord's persistent inquiries about the unpaid rent. As he cheerlessly reflects on the passing of a lousy year that saw his business partner run off with his wife, he assumes the bourbon is responsible for the appearance of a belligerent elf trying to solicit his business in searching for a unicorn that was stolen from his charge. When Mallory realizes the little green fellow is not going to disappear with the passing of his inebriation, he listens to the elf's impassioned plea that the stolen magical beast must be returned to his care by daylight ... or his little green life will be forfeit by the elves's guild. Join detective Mallory on a New Year's night of wild adventure in a fantasy Manhattan of Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Harpies as he matches wits with the all-powerful demon Grundy in a race to find the missing unicorn before time runs out!