Peppermint and Pentacles is the third book in the Steampunk Red Riding Hood Series by Melanie Karsak. Sees Clemeny return from Scotland after Alphas and Airships with no partner because Harper is still on rotation and assigned to a case specifically by her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Peppermint and Pentacles see Clemeny on her normal beat on her own. She feels overworked but doesn’t complain, with a full moon coming up, she’s getting ready to deal with the normal extra werewolf activity. However, one she attends a department meeting she gets assigned a new case which involves missing children from the area she was bought up on. There are interesting twists in the investigation and sees Clemeny have to work with Agent Hunter more and have some interesting thoughts about him and Queen Victoria also plays a prominent role in this storyline.
The character that really stood out for me is Princess Helena although she didn’t feature in the book that long. Her character stood out for me as a conflicted one that one hand she was selfish and then on the other hand when people were threatened she was the complete opposite. Peppermint and Pentacles also let us find out a bit more about Agent Hunter and added some interesting details to his life, and there were more hints about druids.
Peppermint and Pentacles got 3/5 on Goodreads but I am starting to feel like it deserves more because although short I read it within two days and really enjoyed it. Part of my annoyance with this book and the last is that although Lionheart was mentioned I really want to know how he’s adjusting to being the Alpha that part of the story seems to be left behind.