THE ISLAND OF DR LIBRIS by Chris Grabenstein. Grabenstein is creating a new genre - fantasy-action-literary! This is his second book with literary characters and books at the center of the plot and it is FANTASTIC! Fast paced and fun to read, I hope Grabenstein keeps writing books like this and ESCAPE FROM MR LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY!
Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.