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Even Though I Knew the End

C. L. Polk

Even Though I Knew the End

C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

“Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.”—Laini Taylor


A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist—the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.

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Hardcover
On Sale: 11/08/2022
ISBN: 9781250849458
ISBN10: 1250849454
5.38 x 8.25 inches , 144 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250849465
ISBN10: 1250849462
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About the Author

C. L. Polk is the author of the World Fantasy Award winning novel Witchmark, the first novel of the Kingston Cycle. After leaving high school early, they have worked as a film extra, sold...

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REVIEWS

“Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.” —Laini Taylor

Even Though I Knew the End is Polk at the height of their considerable powers: romance, enchantment, tragedy, and courage to the bitter end.” —Elizabeth Bear

“Bracing as a slug of bourbon, with a twist of pain on the drop—or is that hope? Polk’s back with a cold-eyed winner.” —Max Gladstone

“Vivid and charming with a touch of noir edge, but way more heart.” —Rebecca Roanhorse