Well, that was marvelous. It sort of follows the loose formula for these kinds of M/M historical/mystery/paranormal novels. You know; shy, retiring academic is brought out of himself by a more outgoing, worldly man. They have to co-operate to solve a mystery, they share a life-threatening experience, friendship ensues, then intimacy, cue sequel. Alway with these things, the reader's enjoyment is determined by the quality of the writing and I absolutely enjoyed this. It was gloriously creepy. Well worth a read if you enjoy the subgenre.