Amazon describes Death Magic by CS Quinn as a Short Read, in this case, it has 79 pages. Quinn lists this novel as one in the Thief Taker Series. I found the term “Thief Taker” intriguing and it took several pages of reading before I found out the difference between a private detective and a “Thief Taker.” This novel was published in 2015 in the UK. Non-UK readers will discover English language items unique to the UK. For me, new learning adds value to the reading experience. In this novel, new learning is about more than just language as Quinn writes of a location, lifestyle, and history unfamiliar to the general non-UK reading public.