"Plenty of humor, action, magic, and a bit of romance make this urban fantasy a sure favorite. Don’t miss this exceptional series." —SciFiChick.com "
"Unsympathetic Magic by Laura Resnick may be one of the funniest, wittiest, most intriguing books I’ve read in a while. Even if I weren’t fascinated by Vodou and delicious detectives, I would have fallen in love with this book." —Bitten by Books
"...a tightly woven, madcap dash of a story that manages to weave religious practices, seedy television, hilarious situational humor, snappy dialogue, mythical stinky creatures, and an utterly believable cast of characters into a tapestry that you’ll have a hard time taking your eyes off of." —Gravetells
Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.
I've just started reading the Esther Diamond series, and have to say that it's fun to read some urban fantasy that's not dark, dismal, full of angst, and sex-ridden. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maryam
Resnick has definitely found her feet in the new genre she has undertaken. But up front? I'm not a real fan of the spirit world. I've seen too much and know too much about it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Curious
Laura Resnick entertains me with everything she's written (that I have read)!
How Esther manages to get arrested for prostitution is both squicky and ridiculously funny. Read more
I don't understand why, though I enjoyed the book (and the preceding novels) I found I could give this only three stars. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James K Motsinger
Great book. Very funny. Real!!!
Very good information on other beliefs. Characters who are not one dimensional. A must read for zombie fans.
This is a fun series on the whole and I like the main characters but this book could have benefited from losing about 75 pages. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Veronica 87
Struggling actress Esther Diamond has been cast as the understudy on an off broadway play that features some magic performance whose effect unfortunately becomes real, and the lead... Read morePublished 19 months ago by W. A. Kuehl
Zombies! Voodoo! Lower Manhattan! What more could you ask for? Esther Diamond has a tv gig on "Crime and Punishment: The Dirty Thirty", a police drama set at the Thirtieth... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael Harper
I hope we have lots more Esther Diamond books in our future, because I really enjoy reading aout her adventures. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Joann Thompson