Saturday, November 23, 2013
Meet Quincey Morris, Supernatural Investigator
You may be familiar with the name Quincy Morris as a character from Bram Stoker's Dracula. He was one of three men vying for Lucy Westenra's hand in marriage.
In Justine Gustainis' novels, Quincy Morris is the great grandson of the original Quincy Morris. This younger Quincy is the lead investigator in this series of paranormal mysteries, working closely with his "consultant, the white witch Libby Chastain.
The series is recognized for it's fast pacing, humour, and strong characters, especially some of the villains. The series is set in contemporary times, albeit a world where vampires, witches, etc... are a fact of life.
The first in the series is 2007's Black Magic Woman (M)
"Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his 'consultant' white witch Libby Chastain are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. The trail finds them stalking the occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse." - publisher
"This warp-speed page-turner will appeal first to horror fans, but don't be surprised to see it make significant inroads with crime-fiction readers who don't usually mess with the supernatural." -Booklist
"The charming byplay between Morris and Chastain recalls Mulder and Scully of The X-Files." - Publisher Weekly
Book numbers two and three are:
Evil Ways: a Morris and Chastain supernatural investigation (M)
" Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his colleague, white witch Libby Chastain, are drawn into a confrontation with an eccentric billionaire who is attempting to unleash an evil force rooted in ancient religion, by using murder to bring about white supremacy across the U.S. and by joining forces with a demon" - publisher
Sympathy for the Devil: a Morris and Chastain supernatural investigation (M)
"Senator Howard Stark wants to be President of the United States. So does the demon inside him. With the competing candidates dropping out due to scandal, blackmail, and 'accidental' death, Stark looks like a good bet to go all the way to the White House. And if he gets there, Hell on Earth will follow. ... Occult investigator Quincey Morris and white witch Libby Chastain are determined to stop this evil conspiracy. But between them and Stark stand the dedicated agents of the U.S. Secret Service - as well as the very forces of Hell itself."" - publisher