Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book 45: Greywalker

Greywalker by Kat Richardson

We've reported that publishers give away books to encourage people to read more works by the author. We've also reported that this tactic has been worked several times already, causing us to buy & read more books by Kim Harrison, Kevin Hearne, Naomi Novik, Darynda Jones, Joseph Nassie and Scott Lynch. Greywalker, by Kat Richardson, is another.

Harper Blaine, the greywalker of the title, is a PI with unusual abilities, acquired when she was briefly dead. She has a ferret, or a carpet shark, as she calls it, for a pet. How cool is that? 

She has interesting friends, like a witch, a vampire, a mage and a computer expert, among others. The mysteries involve Seattle's supernatural, all those things that most of us will never know about or encounter. Hopefully. If we do, it's nice to know there are people like Harper Blaine and the Winchesters to help us out.

There are nine books in the series, the last one was just published. The setting is usually Seattle and at the end of each book Ms Richardson explains what locations and events are real and what aren't. Very helpful if you want to visit the city.

In each book there's a mystery solved. As the series progresses Harper makes friends, finds love and learns to deal with her unique ability. There's also a story arc involving one character's parent's obsession. That arc was all resolved in the last book, Revenant.

We hope Ms Richardson writes more about Harper Blaine and Quentin solving mysteries in Seattle. There have to be more places like the lake that need help.

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