Hard Magic (Paranormal Scene Investigations #1)

Hard Magic (Paranormal Scene Investigations #1) - Laura Anne Gilman It took me almost a week to get through this book, but that is in no way a reflection on the writing. I've once again been suffering with my terrible headaches :-( But I finally got some head-ache free time to dig in, and I whipped right through it.This book was so original and entertaining. Although there really wasn't much action, or suspense until near the end, the whole premise of the book was entertaining enough not to need it. Bonnie is thrown into this group to try to help solve crimes commited by Talents (regular people who can use current to do magic).Bonnie and the rest of the team spend alot of time trying to figure out how to take regular CSI routines, and find a magical way to perform them, to find magical clues. Once they get a case, it's all on the line as they have to use those new spells to prove that a high-profile suicide was actually a high-profile murder. If they can't solve this one than Bonnie's new career, and only source of income, will disappear.I really enjoyed the characters in this book. They are all regular people with their own strengths, but put in this group all of their strengths blend well to make a really great team. With only a little bit of sexual tension, and not much romance, it was a great investigation book. I'm excited for the next in the series since it was left wide open with alot of different directions that it could go. I definitely recommend this one.