Black Magic Woman
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.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 106 x 171 x 28mm | 228g
- 25 Nov 2008
- Nottingham, United Kingdom
""Black Magic Woman" is the best manuscript I've ever been asked to read. Keep an eye on Justin Gustainis. You'll be seeing more of him soon."- Jim Butcher. "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 "Family vendettas abound in an intriguing tale that pits a descendant of Bram Stoker's Quincey Morris against two kinds of dark magic -- an inherited curse and Zulu fetish witchcraft. As much as I enjoy walking in a Wiccan wonderland, stories that explore other witchcraft traditions are a treat. This one's a real page-turner and a solid start to a new paranormal detective series."-- Elaine Cunningham, author of "Shadow in the Darkness" and "Shadows in the Starlight"
About Justin Gustainis
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 bears.