Thursday, 31 January 2013

Review: The Detective Inspectors (The Doorknob Society #4) by M.J Fletcher

The Detective InspectorsAuthor: MJ Fletcher
Series: The Doorknob Society
Pages: 300
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Self

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Chloe Masters life is in disarray. Her best friend Edgar Magnus has been kidnapped by her mother. The Detective Inspectors of the HVO have been compromised and appear to be helping in the crime. All but one that is, Declan Hardcastle, a young DI who is more than willing to help Chloe in her quest. But is he looking for more than just friendship?

Her friends are spread far and wide; Jess has begun her apprenticeship in Paris while Slade is working for the Impossible Engineers. Nightshade has returned but is he the same man? Can he truly be trusted?

When Chloe learns Edgar’s location it's a race against time. She needs to stop her mother’s pernicious plans and save Edgar while keeping everyone else she loves alive. But the question becomes... does Chloe plan on getting out alive?

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

Contains spoilers from the previous books

The Detective Inspectors is the fourth book in The Doorknob Society saga and was kindly provided to me by the author, MJ Fletcher in exchange for my honest review.

I am a huge fan of The Doorknob Society saga and the fantasy world Fletcher has created. It is full of life with amazing characters that I have become truly invested in, ongoing drama, action and a really sweet romance which has been a slow and believable progression.

Chloe Masters was more gun ho in this book, she stands up for what she believes in, she is caring and protective of her friends and family and will do anything possible to put a stop to her mother and the First Kind. In this installment we see her leading her friends on a dangerous mission to locate and rescue Edgar Magnus who was kidnapped in the previous book; the Detective Inspectors HVO have been compromised and she is also sought after and more well known because of her Polymorph abilities which she continues to learn more about.

The plot flowed well and I liked the change of setting; the many twists and turns we are given truly surprised and shocked me which is usually hard to do when you are four books into a series but I like where the story is going and how Chloe is now embracing her powers and becoming more of a leader.

Without giving away any spoilers, I am pleased with the romance and how it has progressed from book one until now – we have a possible three love interests, James Nightshade, Michael Slade and Declan Hardcastle, one I didn’t feel was necessarily needed but I liked that we finally have a clear choice and Chloe is happy.

Each of the secondary characters play an important role in this series, a few standout as favourites such as Nightshade, Edgar, Jess and Val but they are each endearing in their own way; we have a few returning baddies which are also written well and their fight is one I am curious to see played out.

Mr. Fletcher’s writing holds my attention as does the wonderfully gripping story he has created, there is something new with each book; it is all fresh and unique and brings new mystery and intrigue to the ongoing saga as we continue learning about each of the societies.

Overall, The Detective Inspectors is another action-packed and enjoyable read. I am eager to see where Mr. Fletcher will take us on our next journey now the team have been declared outlaws.

Books in Order:

1.    The Doorknob Society
2.    The Impossible Engineers
3.    The Mapmakers Union
4.    The Detective Inspectors

Thank-you to MJ Fletcher for providing me with a copy of The Detective Inspectors, I am definitely excited to read the next book in this amazing series.

About M.J Fletcher: MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his first book series and he’s thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog and a crotchety cat.


  1. I said when you did the cover reveal for this one and I looked at your past reviews that I was going to have to start the series and of course I haven't had time yet. I need to be kicked - this review really makes me want to! Very nice. :)

    1. Barbara,

      I hope you give it a try and enjoy it.


    2. If you get a chance to read them Barbara, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. A fab series! :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed it and I look forward to seeing your thoughts on the final book in a few months. :)

  3. I have some of Flecter's books and I am determined to read at least one of them in March!

    1. I can't wait to see what you think Kimba! I love this series.


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