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The Metaphysical Detective (A Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Book 1) by [Weiss, Kirsten]
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  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1467951781
  • Publisher: Misterio Press; 3 edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZHBD3G
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Twenty plus years ago, I set out on the plan to read whatever book was set before me through to the end. That is, like it or not. I will be honest in that the mystical has never held my attention. When it was suggested i read this book it was with some trepidation i took it off the self yesterday.

I'm so amazed at the intricacies invoved in how this plot unfolds. I loved the review of mythology, the analogies and insights to other lands in our word and beyond!

I finished the Book in one day and am looking forward to Rigas next escapes.
Surely, that speaks volumes from a mystical skeptic!
I recommend this book to do what i believe books do best --carry you away!
Happy reading.
Gail
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I have a confession - I picked up "The Shamanic Detective" The Shamanic Detective (A Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Novel) from my daily e-mail from Freebooksy.com (if you don't get the e-mail, you should. I have already found some great freebies from them!) After reading a few pages, I decided that, rather than starting with book three, I would go back and check out book one, "The Metaphysical Detective (A Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Novel) first. I downloaded the free sample, then, totally caught up in the story already, purchased the book and settled in to read.

One of the best things about Freebooksy (and the worst) is that you might get access to a freebie that is the first of a series, or you might get the second or third. In this case, the third was offered, pricking my interest enough that I am now already well into book two!

Riga's story is unique, clever and well plotted. Ms. Weiss did a bang up job of researching the history and mythology of the Olympians, then blended in a tight story line based upon multiverse theory, magic and shamanism in a way tha,t was unique as compared to other UF stories I have recently enjoyed. It has been a long time since I have read Greek and Roman mythology, and this book brought back much of what I truly enjoyed about the old stories.

The main characters, Riga, Donovan, Penn and Brigitte are well defined and very interesting in their development. Additional human/magical creatures are interesting, with their own stories and tight dialog.
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4.5 stars

I bought this book and its sequel at Orinda Books after hearing the author read at a book event last weekend. I finished this book in a day and a half, carrying it with me around the halls at work, on my lunch walk, to the bathroom... well, you get the idea. Strong, well-rounded characters; several unique story hooks; unexpected twists and turns; a couple of really creepy scenes (I'd tell you more, but I hate spoilers. Just look for the scenes at the Billiard Room and Riga's neighbor's apartment); and some very evocative descriptions of San Francisco made The Metaphysical Detective a delight to read. The author feeds out information on the heroine's background in small, tantalizing doses and avoids info-dumps.

Two reasons this is 4.5 instead of 5 stars:

1. There were a couple of places where the transitions were a bit abrupt for me and I felt cheated of details. Gimme more! There was one particular villain who I wanted to see at the end rather than just hear about his/her fate.

2. I figure the second book is going to be even better and wanted to hold out that extra half star for it!

A very well-crafted mystery, especially enjoyable for those who enjoy a touch of the paranormal!
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Ms Weiss told a catchy tale. I bought into her protagonist and was anxious to see what would happen next. I did feel that the ending could have been a little tighter and the characters of Pen and her mother could have been developed more to put a little more meat on the bones so to speak. I do look forward to seeing how the next book goes.
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I really enjoyed this first tale in te Riga Hayworth series. Not often does one find a classic Agatha Chrisite sit evenyone down in the living room and let me tell you who dunnit in such an unusual setting with such compelling and otherworldly suspects.

Riga is a San Francisco detective with extraordinary abilities. She's smart, witty and sexy and a very intriguing character. When her newest client is found dead of a supposed accident, she has her work cut out for her. The path to find out who dunnit takes a lot of twists and turns along the way and the suspects abound. Can't say more without spoilers. Even better, the secondary characters are just as priceless as Riga herself, my favorite being Brigitte, the gargoyle who lives on Riga's balcony, and Vinnie, a wiseacre ghost from the 40's that inhabits a local condo.

If you like urban fantasy and classic mysteries, this is the one for you. Going to go grab the other three in the series and I can't wait to read them!
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I have already read Book Four and then Book Five in this series and had no difficulty getting into them. The author reintroduces you to the characters and past invents with no slowing down the new story.

I couldn’t wait to get to this first book so I could meet Riga as if for the first time.

What a rush this was. Riga took on a client who claimed her dead husband was trying to kill her. Voila, the client ended up dead and powerful magic was afoot.

The author lends Greek mythology and the power of Tarot to this mystery, keeping it interesting and driving the story forward.

As much as I was curious about who killed who, how, and why, I was also curious about an odd incident Riga had. She goes to the usual pub for some wine and encounters a sexy, enigmatic man who claims they know each other very well. Riga blows him off as a nutcase as she has no friends.

What tweaked my radar was a comment the bar owner, Takako, said. After Riga told her the handsome stranger was no friend of hers, Takako uttered, “But you two have been coming here together for years.”

With Riga’s powers acting wiggy, I wondered what in the world was going on and had a fantastic time finding out.

Meeting characters I already knew as if for the first time endeared them to me even more. I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next two!

I recommend this to everyone who likes a mystery in a mystery, lots of magical elements and strong writing with a mixed bag of characters, human and otherwise.

I received this book for my honest review.
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