Book Review: Crane Fly by Kelly-Marie Pollock

Happy Thursday everyone! I am on tour today with Fraser’s Fun House for Crane Fly by Kelly-Marie Pollock!

Crane Fly (The Chronicles of Nova Morgan #2.5)

Author: Kelly-Marie Pollock

Publication Date: 10 September 2020

Genre: Adult Fiction – Fantasy (Paranormal)

Publisher: KDP


All Bucky O’Dare has ever wanted is an easy life. But after meeting fiery red-headed vampire, Nova Morgan, he realises his life will never be the same again.

The world of the Inflicted Kin is full of darkness, something Bucky is becoming increasingly more aware of, especially after the charred corpse of local Brothel Madam – Lady Jaine turns up complete with a shiny dagger lodged in her chest.

Bucky realises there’s a new player in town, one who may just make Soul seem saintly.

With Nova and Ruth off world, it’s down to him to unravel the mystery and figure out who is killing off the local working girls and why.

But Bucky is treading a dangerous path, one that may just see him end up as another stiff on the morgue table.

For the wrath of the wicked is nothing compared to the wrath of a vengeful brother.

Content Warning; Contains Profanity, violence, Prostitution, Drug References and Torture.

Much to the dismay of Bucky O’Dare, Nova Morgan and her inflicted crew head out on a dangerous mission in the realm of Hindra in order to rescue one of their friends who has been kidnapped. Now Bucky is tasked with holding down the fort back in London, but he kept help but miss his best friend Nova and his lover Ruth.

Things don’t stay quiet for long when the body of Lady Jaine, the Madam and owner of one of the prominent brothels is found murdered. What makes everything even more suspect is the new client that immediately takes over Lady Jaine’s new place, which comes with even more bodies left in their wake. Bucky decides it’s time to put the drink down, put on his detective hat, and uncover what exactly is happening in the dark London streets.

I’ll be honest, for the first fifty or so percent of this novella, I wasn’t really sure what I had gotten myself into. I was a bit on the fence with Bucky. He’s brash and standoffish. But, when it counts, Bucky really pulls through and by the end I was definitely rooting hard for him.

Since this is a novella, the action starts from the very beginning and the pacing holds steady throughout. There’s lots of twists and turns as we get into the nitty gritty of who is murdering the local prostitutes (very Jack the Ripper esque). There were a lot of interesting characters that we met along the way who ended up being major players in this story.

The last twenty percent of this book had me at the edge of my seat…and that cliffhanger? Yeah, I am definitely interested in reading the other stories so I can find out more. Overall, this is a great read, and I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Melanie (Fraser’s Fun House) for the blog tour invite and to the author for providing a review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

Purchase Links:

Cherry Nova Amazon UK:

Cherry Nova Amazon US:

Cherry Nova Book Depository:

Forever Blue Amazon UK:

Death Bringer:

Crane Fly:

Kelly-Marie lives in Dorset with her Husband Mitchell, four young children and menagerie of pets. She’d dreamt of being an Author from a very young age and her late Auntie Julie pushed her to follow her dreams. Kelly-Marie is  a stay at home Mother, full time carer and active Parenting and Mental Health Blogger, you can find her blog over at

Death Bringer is the second novel  in ‘The Chronicles of Nova Morgan’ trilogy and follows the successful publication of her debut book Cherry Nova. She has also released a book of poetry entitled Forever Blue.

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