The 4th book in the Parasol Protectorate. The infant-inconvenience as Alexia refers to the babe has had the unfortunate side-effect of causing all the vampires to try to kill her. Her only recourse is to allow the babe to be adopted by Lord Akeldama. However, in doing so it means that she must move back into London to be able to still be part of the child's life once s/he is born and that means a whole host of other problems. Add in the ghosts that keep coming around who are close to disanimation but giving her bits and pieces of dire warnings about the queen being danger and there goes Lady Maccoon all over London while 8mos pregnant trying to solve everything on her own.
Another delightful romp in this world. Each book has gotten better than the last and I'm sorry that the next one is the last in the series. I can only be happy that I only just discovered the series so I get to read the whole thing at once and not have to wait for each one to come out.
Page count: 385p/12,273p ytd