The Voodoo Killings

The best The Voodoo Killings Author Kristi Charish go inside Kindle Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS Simon and Schuster Canada Pocket Books an urban fantasy

The best The Voodoo Killings Author Kristi Charish go inside Kindle Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS Simon and Schuster Canada Pocket Books , an urban fantasy about a modern day Indiana Jane who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world, and THE VOODOO KILLINGS Random House Canada , an urban fantasy mystery about a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle with the ghost of a deceased grunge rocker She writes what she loves adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix She s also a co host for the Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing Podcast Before becoming an author Kristi was a research scientist She holds a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia Her specialties are genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, all of which she draws upon in her writing She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.FB facebook KristiCharishAISFP Podcast adventuresinscifipublishin. For starters, she s only twenty seven Then there s the fact that she lives in rain soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti And she s broke With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle gruFor starters, she s only twenty seven Then there s the fact that she lives in rain soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti And she s broke With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker who happens to be Kincaid s on again, off again roommate Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar Cameron Wight, an up and coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he s tied to a spate of murders someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle s infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub When the police refuse to investigate, the City s oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer She s broke, but she s not stupid.And then she becomes the target As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.. A viral Ebook The Voodoo Killings 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/05/18/...I want to say right off the bat, this was the most fun I’ve had with an urban fantasy in ages! Not only was I blown away by the potential—the most I’ve seen when it comes to a new series—Kristi Charish appears to have this uncanny ability to push all my right buttons. I became a fan of hers after the Adventures of Owl, and I’ve been hankering for anything she writes ever since. That’s how this first book of her new series came to my attention. Hard to imagine anything beating a fast-talking, tomb-raiding, RPG-playing ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, but Kincaid Strange of The Voodoo Killings might actually give Owl a run for her money.For one thing, she’s not your typical voodoo practitioner, nor is this book your typical ghosts-and-zombies fare. However, like a lot of her peers in the UF genre, Kincaid is flat broke. And while she might be the best at what she does, what she does best isn’t exactly paying the bills these days. New Seattle laws against the raising of zombies have dried up her source of income, leaving her scrounging for séance jobs among the city’s population of university students, especially those with an obsession with grunge rock. It helps a little that the ghost of Nate Cade, the legendary Seattle grunge rocker who died in the late 90s, is her roommate. The two of them make a great team.Then one day, Kincaid gets a call about the stray zombie of prominent local artist, and before she knows it, she’s his brand new guardian. Cameron can’t remember who raised him or even how he died, but an unauthorized zombie walking around town spells very bad news for everyone, so Kincaid takes it upon herself to help him piece together the final days of his life. The investigations go south when she connects Cameron’s death to a string of recent murders, and the victims are all zombies and other voodoo practitioners like her—which can only mean one thing: it’s only a matter of time before the killer comes gunning for her.As I said, The Voodoo Killings is not your typical UF. The world Kristi Charish has crafted here is all her own, and I love what she’s done with the magic and mythos behind the raising of zombies and summoning of ghosts. There’s an intricate process behind animating a corpse involving a complex series of spell threads that only someone with the skills can recognize and manipulate. A practitioner’s relationship with the “Otherside” is one of the most fascinating aspects of the story, hooking me in right from the very start. It’s also the wild little details that make me want to giggle and rub my hands together with glee, like the practice of writing on mirrors to communicate with ghosts, or Cameron having to pan-fry his servings of human brains that come neatly packaged in highly illegal (but highly convenient!) vacuum-sealed packets.The characters themselves are instant favorites. There’s a special place in my heart reserved for all the underdogs of UF, and Kincaid definitely counts. In truth she actually shares a lot of traits with Owl from Charish’s other series, save for the recklessness and smart-alecky mouth, which made connecting with Kincaid a lot faster and easier. Like Owl again, Kincaid has few human friends and spends the bulk of her time associating with other practitioners and supernatural beings, and as a result we have a fascinating and very diverse cast of supporting characters. First and foremost is Nate, who is in no way your everyday sidekick ghost, though his loyalty to Kincaid is unequaled. Then there’s Lee Ling, the centuries old mysterious zombie who runs a tavern in the magical underground and who will keep you guessing at her motives at every turn. And last but not least, there’s Cameron, the stray zombie Kincaid so reluctantly took under her wing. Throw everything you think you know about zombies out the window, because he will make you see them in a whole new light.The plot is also fast-paced there’s never a dull moment. This story hits the ground running and not once do we hit a lull. Kincaid Strange appears to belong to the same school of UF protagonists as Harry Dresden, where the heroes and heroines must handle the challenges of juggling a million crises at once while multiple fires around them keep screaming to be put out. Still, while there may be a lot of things going on in this book, I didn’t actually find any of it to be too much or overwhelming. All it did was make it hard to stop reading.While I still love Owl and her Indiana Jane persona, Kincaid really appealed to me in her own unique way. Whenever I read urban fantasy, it’s not uncommon for a new series to take several installments—two, three, sometimes even four books—for the characters and world to draw me in. Rarely does it happen with the very first book, but that’s exactly what happened here with The Voodoo Killings. If you’re a fan of the genre, I can’t recommend this one highly enough! Hands down, this is my favorite book by Kristi Charish right now, and to my happy surprise, I think I’ve also found a new favorite urban fantasy series.

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  1. Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS Simon and Schuster Canada Pocket Books , an urban fantasy about a modern day Indiana Jane who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world, and THE VOODOO KILLINGS Random House Canada , an urban fantasy mystery about a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle with the ghost of a deceased grunge rocker She writes what she loves adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix She s also a co host for the Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing Podcast Before becoming an author Kristi was a research scientist She holds a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia Her specialties are genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, all of which she draws upon in her writing She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.FB facebook KristiCharishAISFP Podcast adventuresinscifipublishin

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  1. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 05 18 I want to say right off the bat, this was the most fun I ve had with an urban fantasy in ages Not only was I blown away by the potential the most I ve seen when it comes to a new series Kristi Charish appears to have this uncanny ability to push all my right buttons I became a fan of hers after the Adventures of Owl, and I ve been hankering for anything she writes ever since That s how this first book of her new series came to my atten [...]


  2. 2 StarsVoodoo Killings is not a bad novel it s just not a really good novel either It lives in that meh territory The I can take it or leave it type of read The one that is enjoyable enough at the time but given a few years you ll not remember ever reading it This novel follow the adventure Kincaid Strange a Voodoo practitioner a person that raises the dead, talks to ghosts, and has seances as she gets roped into helping a murder investigation, babysitting a zombie suffering from anesthesia, avo [...]



  3. If not for one particularly frustrating thing, I would have adored this book The thing in question is just a personal preference of mine that shouldn t play any role anywhere else except in my mind I wish I could ignore it too.The world building is good You don t get too much of it you get just enough for the first book in the series Dealing with ghosts, ghouls, poltergeists and zombies is public, but it doesn t mean the law is okay with it at least, at this point Kincaid Strange is a practition [...]


  4. The Voodoo Killings is a brand new Urban Fantasy series by Kristi Charish which introduces Kincaid Strange, a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle, Washington Struggling to make ends meet after losing her job with the Seatle PD and now that raising zombies is technically illegal, Kincaid resorts to making the rent by performing seances Her roommate, a deceased Seattle grunge rocker by the name of Nate Cade, occasionally assists her with these but it s often difficult for her to persuade him to [...]


  5. Fans of Georgia Kincaid, Kim Harrison and Ilona Andrews will feel right at home slipping into Kincaid Strange s world The setting and world had aspects that I am familiar with making it easy to lose myself in the story Charish added a nice spin to it with the voodoo, world building, and summoning rituals.Kincaid is twenty seven, broke, single and living in Seattle with a ghost She is a Voodoo Practitioner who aids police by raising the dead to find out who murdered them She also does odd jobs li [...]


  6. Sometimes you step tentatively into a book, not quite sure where the intersection of your hopes and expectations will lie Urban Fantasy is not generally a must read genre for me, but I ve become a fan of Kristi Charish s Adventures of Owl Having said that, however, I know that much of the appeal in that series for me, at least is in the archaeology and the mythology As such, I really wasn t sure if I was up for a , for lack of a better word, generic urban fantasy.Well, let me spare you the suspe [...]


  7. Originally posted at SmexyBooks smexybooks 2016 05 review Favorite Quote Look kid, I m not raising a zombie so you can send it to buy beer Kincade Strange is a 27 year old freelance voodoo practitioner living in Seattle, WA Hard pressed for funds and pulling seances for bored, rich kids, Kincade finds herself in the middle of a mystery when she happens upon a zombie who was a famous artist while alive and whose animation looks to be the work of her former mentor Zombie raising is illegal in the [...]


  8. This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho I started reading The Voodoo Killings and because of finals week at school and work I wasn t able to devour it in one night like I wanted to My reading time just wasn t my own and I hated having to put the book down each night I took it with me on a road trip to my sister in law s house in hopes that I would get to finish it but again, I had to talk to people instead of reading LOL Then I saw it was released on audio so I requested it and was [...]


  9. Full Review at Tenacious Reader tenaciousreader 2016 0Voodoo Killings is a fun and refreshing urban fantasy featuring ghosts and zombies At the center of this story is Kincaid Strange, a voodoo practitioner struggling to make ends meet in Seattle Now, what makes her story fun is a combination of her personality and snark and the people we encounter through her.Kincaid is definitely the type of protagonist I enjoy She s had a life that keeps her expectations and outlook on things in check and fro [...]


  10. There really is too much going on in this book A great idea is weighed down by excessive clutter I could have walked away a few times in the first 50% and I seriously considered itI probably would have if any of afew books I m waiting for had been released.So a 5 Star idea but 3 Star execution.


  11. Wow, this was so refreshing I miss simple, action packed, colourful and to the point urban fantasy I fell in love with ten years ago And Kristi Charish delivers exactly that This is so like early Anita Blake, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher, I absolutely adored it.Kincaid is a woman of many secrets and unbeatable tenacity bordering on suicidal recklessness, very much like Rachel Morgan The reader is thrown right into action and it s presumed that we are supposed to know the basics [...]


  12. Urban Fantasy can be kind of hit or miss for me, but this one sounded intriguing so I thought I ve give it a goKincaid is a 27 year old voodoo practitioner witch who gets called to help when a mysterious newly risen zombie wanders into her local bar From there a story unfolds with twists and turns We meet Nate her ghost roommate Cameron the newly risen Zombie Max her practitioner mentor, and Aaron her ex boyfriend a cop Along the way we also meet some zombies, ghosts, poltergeists, and ghouls I [...]


  13. Ah, voodoo I love you so This was one of those books that s just easy fun She also managed to surprise me with both the killer s identity and the rather interesting ending Kincaid Strange is a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle Most of her business came from working with the police, and thanks to the new Chief of Police I think he was Chief , practitioners are unwelcome It s illegal to raise zombies, or at least permanent ones, and the new Chief sees any type of practitioner in the same leagu [...]


  14. Very different from Owl, Kincaid Strange is magic and less Otherworldly The action is not as fast paced but just as intense And where Owl is brimming with personality and quick wit, Kincaid is cautious and an introvert Thanks Kristi for not making Kincaid and Aaron s relationship a romance drama In fact, thanks for making this actually about voodoo killings and less break up meltdowns I love this series debut, it has a lot of promise and I m excited to know WTF and HTH Nate did what he did It [...]


  15. This review was first published on Fictional Neverland I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Voodoo Killings was an extremely slow paced mystery that thankfully switched it s gear half way through the book Filled to the brim with zombies, ghosts and poltergeists, the first instalment in a new Urban Fantasy series by Kristi Charish was a solid start for what is yet to come.This story follow [...]


  16. Finished copy provided by the publisher for review consideration.Normally, I m not much of a zombie person Or at least, I m not really much of a horror zombie kind of person The apocalypse which usually comes with zombies doesn t interest me and beyond serving as a metaphor for death that is nipping at ones heels, they just aren t that interesting of a normal paranormal creature to me.Normally.Kristi Charish s Voodoo Killings has made me a fan, of at least her special brand of the classic creatu [...]


  17. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy Kincaid Sinclair has just had her livelihood made illegal, discovers a ghost trap in her lobby and now a random zombie shows up at her favourite bar She s having a rough day in Seattle And of course, it s rainingE VOODOO KILLINGS takes place in the wet, ghost filled world of Seattle, where a new police chief has put a stop on using mediums to question murder victims and witnesses, either in zombie or ghost form Overnight, Kincaid has lost her main sour [...]


  18. Really liked this one I can see the comparisons to Kelley Armstrong, but also felt strong comparisons to the Darynda Jones series and even to Charish s own Owl series Kincaid took a little getting used to she s so closed off that there isn t much to connect you with her at first The info about her past at the end of the book was kind of hinted at, but was still surprising I m hoping that future books will play on that a bit , and will give us a deeper understanding into who Kincaid is and why sh [...]


  19. I m not going to rate this one just yet because I m DNFing it 50% of the way through I wish this was better but it s just plain boring The magic system is way too drawn out and the characters are super flat Which would I might have been able to look past if this book wasn t set in Seattle.Why is it that people from not Seattle like to write books about Seattle And why is it that they always get it so wrong This book puts a heavy emphasis on Seattle politics and how the city voted in a whole bunc [...]


  20. I wasn t really in the mood to read any Christmas stories this year except for my Christmas Donald Duck comics, so I decided to read a story that could not have been removed from anything remotely Christmas y The Voodoo Killings It was dark, eerie, murderous and just what I cravedThe plot was a nice murder mystery with the added ghoul zombie flavour, straight forward, but with enough mystery to keep my attention.The characters I absolutely adored From the headstrong and very likeable, yet not a [...]


  21. 2.75 stars rounded upIt just didn t grab me much I ended up putting it down several times over, being distracted with Youtube videos or doing online shopping I couldn t really explain why it didn t The characters were okay I couldn t find faults in them But it just lacked something to make me emotionally root for either one of them shrugs Although I did kind of wanting to know about Cameron view spoiler except the ending took care of that for me sad face With him gone, and Nate taking his body [...]


  22. Thanks Penguin Canada for this book It s my first urban fantasy read and it was okay I couldn t compare it to anything as I have never read a book in that genres It was a good first book in a series, yet it did leave gaps Like that it didn t describe what happened in Seattle before the events and before the ban on rising zombies and use them and the ban on using paranormal practitioner to help police solve crimes I wish we were able to be inside Nathan and not just have the story from Kincaid St [...]


  23. Source Random House Canada Genre Urban Fantasy Rating 4.0 My Thoughts The Voodoo Killings, by author Kristi Charish, is the first installment in a brand new series featuring protagonist Kincaid Strange Kincaid is a full fledged practitioner i.e necromancer who lives in Seattle and has access to the land of the dead, better known as Otherside She was once a consultant to the Seattle PD until a new Captain came along and disavowed her Before you say this sounds like Anita Blake, just stop You d be [...]



  24. Kincaid Strange is one of the only legit Practitioners in the Seattle area, a region that s proximity to the Otherside results in an unholy number of ghosts, ghouls, and zombies Practitioners like Kincaid can channel the mystical energy called Otherside that s connected to the realm of the dead, using it to contact spirits and raise the dead for a price Because let s face it the rent isn t going to pay itself.Given her familiarity with illegal work and zombies, it s essentially business as usual [...]


  25. 4.5 5 StarsReview Originally Posted At Goldilox and the Three Weres.You all know how much I love Kristi Charish s The Adventures of Owl series, right Well, I think this series may have surpassed it I absolutely adored it This book was everything I wanted it to be Zombies Ghouls Voodoo outside of New Orleans Ghosts Poltergeists All of these things mixed with bits and pieces from various mythologies made for some A worldbuilding, which is something I ve come to expect from Charish and enjoy the he [...]


  26. Originally posted on citygirlscapes.It certainly feels like Kristi Charish is pumping out a new book every month But you won t hear me complaining, I loved each one of her Owl books so picking up her new series, The Voodoo Killings, was as natural as breathing Phone calls from zombies Mentions of ghosts and other strange supernatural phenomenon Yes please But if that wasn t enough for me, this takes place in Seattle and references dead grunge stars almost constantly I like to think Charish wrote [...]


  27. There s nothing I love than a good and I mean deliciously good urban fantasy title It s been a while since I ve devoured the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, and followed along with Sookie and friends in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, so I was hankering for a very long time for a brand new heroine that could kick butt with the best of them Kincaid from Kristi Charish s The Voodoo Killings is just that gal Is this Kincaid Strange, practitioner I was told you [...]


  28. What a wild ride Going in I wasn t sure what to expect but in the end I LOVED THIS Kincaid Strange is a no nonsense, stubborn as hell practitioner meaning that she can see, commune and manipulate the Otherside In a world where zombies, ghosts and ghouls are a almost regular part of life, Kincaid makes a living off her connection with the paranormal When an undocumented zombie shows up and Kincaid happens to be called to help out she becomes involved in a tangled web of murder, voodoo, ghosts and [...]


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