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The Devil You Know

Carey, Mike (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living in London. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism.
Authors: Carey, Mike, 1959-
Title: The devil you know
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2007
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Orbit, 2006
ISBN: 0446580309
Branch Call Number: FICTION Car
Statement of Responsibility: Mike Carey
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Exorcism Fiction
Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Occult fiction
Topical Term: Exorcism
LCCN: 2006935148
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List - CRRL Picks: Urban Fantasy by: CRRLAdults Jul 10, 2014

Freelance exorcist Felix Castor takes what should be a simple exorcism at a museum, but instead finds his life in danger.

Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living in London. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism. (Catalog sum... Read More »

Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle--but there's a risk: Sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him. While trying to back out of this ill... Read More »


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Jun 06, 2013
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Felix Castor is no longer working as an exorcist, but a job offer from the archives has him needing to know more. This ghost seems different than others he has come across. As the mystery unfolds with terrifying implications, Castor finds he needs to get the job done—before the job gets him. This dark urban fantasy novel will appeal to fans of Jim Butcher or Ben Aaronovitch.

Dec 18, 2010
  • jdsharpnack rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Starts a little slow but I enjoyed the ending. If you enjoy Hellblazer, you will see similarities between this character and John Constantine.

Mar 08, 2010
  • desai rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What a ride. A whodunit meets Buffy/Angel etc.

It was fun, interesting and the fantasy was realistic.

I would read the author again

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