Monday, January 7, 2008

Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis

Black Magic Woman
A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation, Book 1
Justin Gustainis
Solaris Books
January 29, 2008
ISBN# 978-1-84416-541-4

A consultant that deals in the supernatural, Quincy Morris has taken on a new case. The LaRue family has been cursed, and the source of that curse traces back for centuries. Morris will need help if he hopes to solve this mystery and he’s called in Libby Chastain, a white witch who has helped him in the past. Early on in the investigation they discover that the LaRue’s problems stem from the work of a black witch, but the trouble really begins in identifying her. Until they do, anything they do for the family is nothing more than a temporary fix.

Van Dreenan has been called in from South Africa to help Agent Fenton on a string of killings that appear to be muti murders. All of the victims are young and missing certain bodily organs. For Van Dreenan the facts of the case are all too familiar, and he has no intention of walking away from the investigation before he sees that the evil behind the murders is stopped.

As each investigation plays out, the lines that separate them grow closer together. There’s more than meets the eye going on, and in the background of these supernatural cases lurks something much larger and darker than they’ve even begun to realize.

Black Magic Woman is the first book in the Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation series. As a human up against the evils of the supernatural world, Quincey’s life is always on the line. Still, as he stops each dark force from destroying the innocent it’s another case won and the world is just a little bit safer. It’s clear that Mr. Gustainis has a fabulous imagination and the talent to guide those thoughts into an intriguing storyline. Mystery, suspense, and non-stop action will grab your attention, and the paranormal elements will make it impossible for fans of this vast genre to set it down.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


T.C. Robson said...

Doesn't sound like something I'd pick up, but great review nonetheless!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this book a lot. Definitly one of the better new urban fantasy books that I've read in a long time. I'm looking forward to checking out his next Quincey Morris book.

Kimberly Swan said...

T.C. - I don't know, you might really be surprised. :)

UFR - One of the things I really liked was that he's still human, so he has to rely on gifted friends and old fashioned leg work. Me too, definitely looking forward to Evil Ways!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book. God, girl, you've got my need to buy list getting longer and longer.

Kimberly Swan said...

It's great to have so many choices though, right? *grin*