HARD SPELL by Justin Gustainis
- Paperback, 416 pages
- Published 2011 by Angry Robot
- ISBN: 9780007365692
- Series: Occult Crimes Unit Investigation #1
Meet Stan Markowski of the Scranton PD’s Occult Crimes Unit
“Like the rest of America, Scranton’s got an uneasy ‘live and let unlive’ relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me.
“My name’s Markowski. I carry a badge.
“Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.”
Hard Spell is the first Occult Crimes Unit Investigation. The sequel, Evil Dark, is coming April 2012.
HARD SPELL is an urban fantasy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Stan Markowski is really fun to read. His sense of humor and wit made me laugh out loud repeatedly. I also loved the fact that every type of supernatural creature is included in this book. From vampires to ghouls, they’re all there. All of the characters in the book are extremely unique and have their own distinct quirks, which made reading about them even more fun.
Justin Gustainis has written this book in such a way that it truly is a pleasure to read. Everything flows well, the dialogue seems natural, and plot twists keep the reader guessing until the last few pages. HARD SPELL is an easy read and kept my interest throughout.
I highly recommend HARD SPELL by Justin Gustainis to any reader who loves a good cop story with paranormal elements.
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