Have you joined the Pottermore Sorority and read all about my experience at a Harry Potter meetup? Still find yourself bored? Time for Weekly Fanfiction Roundup! Today, I thought I'd write about an epic mystery fanfiction that has become a clear favorite of mine.
I have chosen Larry Huss's 30-chapter AU fic, Remus Lupin, PI, because I was recently re-reading it for the third (or maybe fourth) time. It takes place in an alternate universe, where a streetwise and tough Remus Lupin becomes a film noir style private investigator protagonist. In a cloud of smoke and mystery, he fights to right great injustices, and save Harry (and Sirius) from an unhappy future.
The story is very much AU, although all the Horcruxes and basic canon concepts are accounted for (such as the abusive Dursleys, Remus being a werewolf, etc). The narrative feels a bit dry at first; however, once the reader looks closely they will find witty jokes hidden below the straight-to-the-point writing. Often, there will be references to the original story in places you least expect them, which will have you rolling around laughing in the most inappropriate moments.
Overall, it is a very enjoyable read. It can feel a bit dry at times, as I've said before - Larry Huss writes in a style that is straightforward and quick to get to the facts. Nevertheless it does remind me of the 1930s-1940s film noir classics, and serves its purpose admirably.
The link to Remus Lupin, PI can be found here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6275865/1/Remus_Lupin_PI
Read If: You like AU fics; you want Sirius to survive, be free, and enjoy all the snausages and strippers he'd ever want; you like the Meddlesome!Dumbledore invoking the Greater Good™
Pairings: Harry/Hermione, Harry/Padma, a hint of Harry/Luna; Remus/OC; Flitwick/OC
Main Characters: Remus Lupin, Harry Potter
Completion Status: Complete
My Rating: 89/100