The Lady Under the Lake, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

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The Lady Under the Lake

A Mythmatched story

Quest Investigations, Book Three

This client is all wet…

After receiving a hot tip on the whereabouts of my almost-boyfriend’s nearly-ex-husband (hey, I told you—it’s complicated!), I thought my love life was finally coming up for air. But when we stake out the remote lake, it’s not the ex who surfaces.

It’s the Faerie King’s long-missing mother (and I mean really long, as in double-digit centuries), and she wants to hire Quest Investigations. Since one of my bosses is the king’s brother, he has a tsunami of…feelings about her as a potential client, and refuses to take the case. Instead, he passes it to me.

Yes! However…

Should I be thrilled at the vote of confidence or suspicious that he’s tossing me in the deep end without a life preserver, the better to punish the woman who abandoned her kid all those years ago? 

You know what? It doesn’t matter. I may be Quest’s token human, but I’ve proven I can get the job done, so I dive right in. Then the lady explains what she wants me to do: find her missing child.

Seriously? I expected more of a challenge. All I have to do is introduce her to the king and bingo, case closed. But when she says, “Not that one,” this little family drama threatens to send ripples throughout the supernatural community—especially with my boss in over his head as the prime suspect in a fae kidnapping.

As if things weren’t complicated enough… Remember that nearly-ex? When he shows up and muddies the waters, I’m faced with a choice: I can solve this case or I can finally hook my almost-boyfriend.


The Lady Under the Lake is the third in the Quest Investigations M/M mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. The series is best read in order.

There are twists and turns galore. This is another thoroughly enjoyable story in this universe.    Highly recommended for mystery lovers who like their romance slow burning!

Love Bytes Reviews

The complex world building is well fleshed out and only expands as each new character is introduced. But the author does a great job of tying it all together and not letting it get overwhelming.I’ve enjoyed this series a great deal so far, and am looking forward to the conclusion in a couple of months.If you’re a fan of supernatural stories, pick up the first one and get reading.

Joyfully Jay

Anyway, this was a fantastic read and so far, my favorite in the series. It was interesting, action-packed, fun, and engaging. I can’t wait to see what new case Matt’s team will take on in the last book of the series, which I hope won’t take too long to come out. Very recommendable!

Bayou Book Junkies

Also in this series

Five Dead Herrings, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
The Hound of the Burgervilles, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
Death on Denial, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

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