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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481925628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481925624
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,294,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This story will appeal to readers of all ages. There is drama, suspense, mystery and an abundance of action. This is the Brain VS Brawn showdown that will have you on the edge of your seat every step of the way. It is an easy read with just a bit over 200 pages. Once you read it you will be hoping to see it on the big screen."

Amazon Reviewer:
"A thoroughly enjoyable book, just over 200 pages, that is quickly read, but will leave readers with a smile, an awareness that, perhaps, magic does exist in the world and, maybe, one day, we might even meet Dr. Magic! You should feel free to share Dr. Magic for the enjoyment of those, say, 12 and above... Highly recommended!"

Amazon Reviewer:
"Even though "Dr. Magic" has all the powers and seems to have everything going for him, it was with Detective Hetfield that I most identified with. Despite his human frailties of perhaps vanity and a desire to be the center of attention, it was his very humanness that I found attractive and could identify with. Even though he had no magical powers, using his keen sense of inquisitiveness and problem-solving ability, he was able to outwit the world's greatest magician with innate magical powers that defied reason and science." 

About the Author

Scott Spotson creates a wide variety of fiction, but what his works have in common is a sense of wonderment - about the relationships we value in our lives; about the world we live in. He has written "Life II," a time travel novel that follows a man's new path through life when, in the year 2013, he returns to 1987 as his 16-year-old self; "Bridge Through Time," which is the time travel sequel to "Life II," with a good dose of science fiction; "Seeking Dr. Magic," a novel that imagines what happens when a powerful wizard comes of age as a contemporary, charismatic young man and wreaks his havoc upon the world, which is yet unaware of his existence; "Delusional," in which a woman in love suddenly experiences hallucinations and resolve to track down her tormentor before it's too late; "The Four Kings," in which four arrogant wizards take over governing present-day North America; and "You Know You're Thin When...," a humour book using large single panel cartoons, for ages 12 and up.

For more information, see Also, check out his wizard middle-grade series, "My Wizard Buddy." The three titles are "My Wizard Buddy," "Wizard Planet," and "Target Earth."
Scott Spotson is also pleased to offer editing services to other authors, and has completed numerous ghost-writing contracts.  See "Editing Services" on 

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Scott Spotson is a novelist who excels in imagining scenes of intrigue and adventure within ordinary lives while daydreaming, then pulls together various plots to create a compelling story. He likes to invent "what if?" scenarios, for example, what if I could go back to my university days, and what would I do differently? What if I could switch bodies with friends I am jealous of, like the guy who sold his software for millions of dollars and does whatever he pleases? What if I had the power to create clones of myself to do my bidding? Scott then likes to mentally insert himself into these situations, then plot a way to "get out" back to reality. This is how "Life II" and "Seeking Dr. Magic" were born, within weeks of each other. He's still working on dreaming up a situation where he gets to smash a pie in the face of his boss, with no justification whatsoever - how to get out of that one?

Scott loves to travel and is partial to the idea of spending extended vacation at ski resorts up in the mountains. You know, the one like in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" where the view is breathtaking, there's an outdoors hot tub facing a pristine snow covered mountain, and one can warm up inside on a bear skin in front of a huge cobblestone fireplace, sitting on a circular wooden bench fitted with animal pelts and sipping at a mango and pineapple smoothie mixed with a touch of grenadine - okay, he's getting too carried away!

Scott has visited Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, France, Mexico, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, and Hong Kong.

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The story has action, mystery, suspense and best of all, magic.
Trust me, that will make sense after you read the book, which I highly recommend.
George Pyle
I liked the way both characters grew over the course of the story.
Karen Prince

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Canada on June 19, 2013
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I wasn't sure about this book when going into it, but the writing sucked me in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the most ORIGINAL book I have read in years. I did not like the detective at first. He's arrogant and is all about being famous, but he grew on me after he began to care about the other main character. From the first page this is an intriguing read with some surprises and a lot of heart. I was rooting for Dr. Magic the whole time, hoping he would have a happy ending. I don't want to give anything away, so I will stop here. If you are on the fence about reading this book, jump on the right side. Read it. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kalpit- Best In The World on February 15, 2014
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Every book has a driving force summoned to make it a memorable read. In regards to Seeking Dr.Magic, the driving force is the mysterious Magic that’s acquainted only with the young Protagonist referred to as Dr.Magic .
Although we are never introduced as of how the protagonist acquires mysterious powers and ability to thrash the whole world into whirlpools of despair, the author Scott Spotson billows the story to an unscathed tale which remnants the readers by the final word of last page.

With many Detective novels, I can instinctively guess the suspense just before the midst of the book, which was unlike the case with this novel. I must highly appreciate, Scott kept coming up with highly intriguing and undefinable mysteries throughout the novel that kept me second guessing as I was wrong every time with my primary instincts.

With the introduction of Ninjas performing dangerous daredevil stunts on high rise New York Buildings and all the news media going crazy over these mysteriously disappearing creatures, the life of our main lead, Detective Hetfield was always in a state of jeopardy.
The controller of these Ninjas, referred to as Dr.Magic is presented to be extremely powerful with his magic abilities who can produce dangerous Ninjas, Fire blazing Dragons, Challenge the storms and oceans and captor any person, just with a flick of his fingers.

The suspense remained intact throughout the novel. Why was Dr.Magic after Detective Hetfield? What he wanted of him? What was the dilemma behind his grotesque? What shall become of Hetfield with his tug of war with Dr.Magic on a side and the news media on the other?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S.A. Molteni on July 1, 2014
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"Seeking Dr. Magic" by Scott Spotson is an urban detective fantasy that delivers a well-developed story full of suspense and a good amount of "magic".

The story opens with Ninjas effortlessly performing stunts on a high-rise building in New York City, only to disappear in front of a large crowd of on-lookers. Former FBI agent, Tony Hetfield is now a detective who is tasked with solving the mystery of the Phantam Ninjas, only to be taken from his office in Chicago and dropped thirty stories off the Morgan Stanley building in New York within a matter of minutes. Hetfield is then caught inches from the ground by Dr. Magic - all is recorded and the media is in a frenzy about it.

Throughout the book, both Dr. Magic and Detective Hetfield reveal more and more "human" characteristics, not just the surface traits initially portrayed in the beginning of the book. Hetfield becomes more likable as a character as he develops a bond with Dr. Magic. Hetfield has a gut feeling that Dr. Magic is not evil, just misunderstood. Dr. Magic realizes that he is just a kid in need of a friend that he can trust.

The only thing that bothered me while reading this was that the ending felt a bit rushed, but not to the point of detracting too much from the story line.

If you are looking for a quick read this summer, "Seeking Dr. Magic" certainly fits the bill!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Phiilip W. Berrie on November 19, 2013
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This is a book that I have found very hard to classify with regard to genre.

I originally thought it would be urban fantasy because of the use of the word magic in the title. However, that genre is generally built upon the trope that there is a society of magical beings (perhaps hidden in the real world) that the story involves, which is not the case here because the only character with 'magical' abilities is the titular Dr. Magic.

Then I thought I could look at it from the point of the superhero genre (I'm an old comic book fan), and if you scrinch up your eyes and look at it sideways you can see similarities in this story with Alan Moore's 'Watchmen'. The protagonist is trying to 'deal' with the world's first true superhuman; a being with god-like powers of creation and movement. However, that genre is thoroughly based on high drama and action, which this book isn't; as the blurb says, it is a light-hearted and fun novel.

There are also aspects of a police procedural here as well, because the point-of-view character is an ex-FBI Special Agent turned Private Investigator who uses his detective skills to 'seek' Dr. Magic in a thoroughly logical manner. However, finding and 'dealing' with Dr. Magic are two very different things, as our main character quickly finds out.

And finally there are the miraculous acts of Dr Magic himself, which both demonstrate his incredible power and simultaneously baffle because of their apparent lack of motive. And it is the revelation of some of these motives in the story's denouement which leads me to the only firm commitment to a genre for this book that I am willing to make.

This book would happily sit in the YA area of the bookstore; it is kid friendly and there are lessons to be learnt from this story.
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