The events in A Local Habitation take place not long after Rosemary and Rue. I would advise reading these books in order. Toby Daye has gotten her PI license reinstated and is working cases in the human world as well as resuming active duty for her liege lord, Duke Torquill. The Duke comes to visit Toby with a task for her to complete. His niece, January O’Leary is the leader of a small County sandwiched between The Duke’s domain and a rival, Dreamer’s Glass. She cannot leave her county without leaving it open to a takeover. Nor can Duke Torquill visit her without it being seen as a collaborative effort to invade Dreamer’s Glass. Up until a few weeks ago, they communicated once a week by phone. Now the Duke can’t reach her by phone nor has he received any calls from her. He needs Toby to go and since it won’t be dangerous he sends Quentin along to broaden his education. It seems fairly straightforward until they arrive. January’s business is a computer company that specializes in fantasy games. Around the time that Torquill couldn’t get through to January and vice versa, an employee was killed. After another one is found dead, employees start to leave. When Toby arrives there are only a handful of employees left and they seem to be hiding something. As the case gets more involved, another employee dies. Will Toby be able to figure out what is stalking everyone in the building before anyone else dies, including her?
Now comes the second in the series-from a dynamic new fantasy talent!
Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world had other ideas...
Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has asked Toby to go to the Country of Tamed Lightening to make sure all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. It seems like a simple enough assignment-until Toby discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January may be the next victim.