The Shamanic Detective by Kirsten Weiss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Shamanic Detective is book #3 in a series of paranormal romantic mysteries which I’m currently enjoying.
This book takes place in lake Tahoe, Nevada. Riga’s new fiance, Donovan Mosse has just been arrested for money laundering and there’s no way Riga will sit back without trying to solve the case herself.
Riga Hayworth is a metaphysical detective, but as well as Mosse’s dilemma, she’s approached by a dark Fae who wants her assistance. He has a hold on Riga and she makes a bargain. Riga must go and help an old friend of hers and a Shaman whose life is currently being threatened.
There’s lots going on in this mystery, Riga’s time is split between the threats on her friend Sal, her own tight squeezes with danger and her search for the truth behind Donovan’s arrest. With the help of ghosts and spirits and a few red herrings sent by mischievous Fae, Riga needs to keep one step of the game.
If you like a good dose of paranormal with your mystery and prefer one without too must blood and gore, then this series might be for you.
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When Riga Hayworth’s lover is arrested, she’s determined to unearth the truth, no matter the cost. But life – and death – get in the way.
All Riga wants is to clear the name of her almost-fiancée, Donovan Mosse. But a death faerie has other plans for her, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman with a house full of murderous relatives. The only way to stop this killer is to figure out who he, or she, is before the next strike. As the two cases become entangled, Riga must choose between facts and faith, and decide just how far she’s willing to go for love.
The Shamanic Detective is a paranormal mystery set in Lake Tahoe, and explores shamanism, the shadow, and the world of the fae.
About the author
I worked overseas for nearly twenty years in the fringes of the former USSR, Africa, and deep in the Afghan war zone. My experiences abroad not only gave me glimpses into the darkness and light of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, I write genre-blending novels: urban fantasy/mystery, steampunk/suspense, and cozy mysteries with a touch of paranormal. The mix just makes things more fun!
I believe that life is as magical as you want to make it. I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like, and my guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking red wine.
Ooh, this is my kind of book! Great review, Rosie x
Thanks Shelley, I can see you enjoying this series.
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Great review and I’ve only recently come across Kirsten Weiss and very impressed with the premises of her books. I like the fact that there isn’t too much gore!
I’ve read 3 in this series and the Witches of Doyle books. I’d like to go back and read more in the Riga Hayworth books.
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Wonderful review. What’s not to like. ❤
Thanks, Rosie. A wonderful review! Pinned & shared.
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