Black Magic Woman: A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation by Justin GustainisBlack Magic Woman: A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation by Justin Gustainis

Black Magic Woman: A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation

byJustin Gustainis

Mass Market Paperback | November 25, 2008

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1.  The 'magic detective' sub-genre of Dark Fantasy is red hot at the moment with properties crossing over into TV and film.

2.  Cover endorsement from Jim Butcher, the creator and author of The Dresden Files novel and hit TV series.

3.  Stunning art from the artist who illustrated the US Dresden Files covers.

4.  Follows a highly successful trade release.

Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain, are called in to help free a desperate family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem Witch Trials. To release the family from danger they must find the root of the curse, a black witch with a terrible grudge that holds the family in her power.
The pursuit takes them to the mysterious underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, stalking a prey that is determined to stay hidden. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself ­ and the very heart of darkness.
Justin Gustainis is a college professor living in upstate New York.  He is the author of the novel The Hades Project (2003), as well as a number of short stories.  In his misspent youth, Mr. Gustainis was, at various times, a busboy, soldier, speechwriter and professional bodyguard.  To balance his karma, he and his wife collect teddy ...
Title:Black Magic Woman: A Quincey Morris Supernatural InvestigationFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.3 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844165949

ISBN - 13:9781844165940

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Refreshing Change Black Magic Woman is the first Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation novel by Gustainis. With a name like Quincey Morris (ala the novel Dracula) you would expect this to be a vampire story. While there are vampires, the book is more about the supernatural however, and Quincey's work as a consultant. Quincey provides a refreshing change from the usual urban fantasy protagonist. While he has a vast knowledge of the supernatural, a lot of courage and a genuine desire to help people under threat from evil, Quincey is solely human. There are no mystical powers and he isn’t psychic, a vampire, werewolf or any other kind of supernatural creature. This is what makes Black Magic Woman different from a lot of the other contemporary fantasy novels. This doesn’t mean that there isn't magic, but it arrives in the form of his sometime partner, Libby, a white witch who uses wards, charms and spells to great effect. Plotted more like a crime novel than an urban fantasy, Black Magic Woman with its multi-faceted plot is an exciting and intelligent read. With its original take on the supernaturaland page-turning action, it has plenty to entertain even the most demanding fantasy fan, as well as having cross over appeal for crime/mystery readers. All in all a well told and executed story. 2011-046
Date published: 2011-10-13

Editorial Reviews

"Dennis Wheatley meets Kim Newman! Voodoo and Muti and old Salem witches! Shout outs to Jack Crow and Harry D'Amour! I loved it! Justin is a first class writer; he's smart and he's fun, he moves quickly and he takes corners at speed. Every time you think you know where he's going, he makes a point of going somewhere else. His characters are sharp and vivid, his dialogue crackles with wit and tension, and when it comes to the scarier corners of the magical underworld, he knows his stuff. This is a novel that's packed with story and engaging characters and I can't wait to read the next one. " --Simon R. Green, author of the "Nightside" series