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- 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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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,797 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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!
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.Read more ›
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!
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book whose main character has a name like Riga Hayworth should be kind of silly, like an Agatha Raisin. I wouldn't have tried it if it hadn't been so highly rated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Chafin
Riga is a rather unusual detective. she deals with the realm of the dead. but lately her living clients have been interacting a bit too much with that same realm. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Connie
I would suggest this book to anyone who loves Charlaine Harris or Kim Harrison. The plot building is slow, steady and believable. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ginger Oliver
Easy read with interesting subject matter though I had difficulty in following the flow at times.Published 12 months ago by Janice O.
The concept of a detective with magical powers is not a new one, but Kirsten Weiss has a good feel for the stresses that such a gift must bring to its possessor, and when she's... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Noah Dudley
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