Monday, December 26, 2011

Kat Richardson and the Greywalker Series

Dear Reader,
I want to share one of my favorite authors and series with you. I read all of the books before I began my blog and so I decided to share them with you today. I was introduced to the Greywalker series by Kat Richardson at B&N's Paranormal and Urban Fantasy book club forum. The Greywalker series all center around Harper Blaine. She is a successful private investigator, who has a near death experience that changes her. Harper Blaine has to be one of my favorite female protagonists. She is tough, smart, independent and witty. The ARC Richardson has created in this series is fresh and original. I have absolutely loved watching both the protagonist and writer grow as the series develops.  Harper's romantic relationship is genuine and progresses over several novels. In each new case Harper learns more about her gift/curse. Watching her skill set evolve has been delightful. The next book in this series entitled Seawitch will be published in August of 2012. All of the books are available in paper, audio and eBook formats. While each book deals with a specific case and can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading them in order. 
I have had an opportunity to chat with Kat Richardson on the B&N forums, twitter and Google+. She has to be one of the nicest, humblest authors I have ever had the pleasure to chat with. 
Please take a moment to read the synopsis from the first six books in the series. I hope you will try them. If you do, be sure and let me know what you think.                      

Kat Richardson
Author of the Greywalker paranormal detective novels. Lives on a boat in Seattle with her husband and the ghosts of ferrets.
website:Kat Richardson
twitter @katrchrdsn

Greywalker (Greywalker #1)
Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise. When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Poltergeist (Greywalker #2)
Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died - for two minutes. Now she's a Greywalker - walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.   In the days leading up to Halloween, Harper's been hired by a university research group that is attempting to create an artificial poltergeist. The head researcher suspects someone is faking the phenomena, but Harper's investigation reveals something else entirely - they've succeeded. And when one of the group's members is killed in a brutal and inexplicable fashion, Harper must determine whether the killer is the ghost itself, or someone all too human.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Underground (Greywalker #3)
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until she died for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker-- walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.  Pioneer Square's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated, and zombies have been seen roaming the underground--the city buried beneath modern Seattle. When Harper's friend Quinton believes he may be implicated in the deaths, he persuades her to investigate. But the killer is no mere murderer--it is a creature of ancient legend. And Harper must deal with both the living and the dead to stop the monster and its master…...unless they stop her first.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Vanished (Greywalker #4)
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until she died-for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker-walking the line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her in all sorts of "strange cases." But for Harper, her own case may prove the most difficult to solve. Why did she-as opposed to others with near-death experiences-become a Greywalker? When Harper digs into her own past, she unearths some unpleasant truths about her father's early death as well as a mysterious puzzle. Forced by some very demanding vampires to take on an investigation in London, she soon discovers her present troubles in England are entangled with her dark past back in Seattle-and her ultimate destiny as a Greywalker.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Labyrinth (Greywalker #5)
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P. I. until she died-for two minutes. Now she's a Greywalker, walking the line between the living world and the paranormal realm. There are others who know about her new powers-others with powerful tools and evil intentions, and now that the man who "killed" her has been murdered, the police are also paying close attention. That means Harper has to watch her step while searching for the ghost of her "killer"-who could be a valuable clue in the puzzle of Harper's past and her father's death, as well as a key to figuring out who's trying to manipulate her new powers and why. But with her growing powers pulling her into the Grey, Harper might not be able to come back out...(synopsis from Goodreads)

Downpour (Greywalker #6)
After being shot in the back and dying-again- Greywalker Harper Blaine's only respite from the chaos is her work. But while conducting a pre-trial investigation in the Olympic Peninsula, she sees a ghostly car accident whose victim insists that he was murdered and that the nearby community of Sunset Lakes is to blame.  Harper soon learns that the icy waters of the lake hide a terrible power, and a host of hellish beings under the thrall of a sinister cabal that will use the darkest of arts to achieve their fiendish ends…(synopsis from Goodreads)

Seawitch (Greywalker #7)

Expected publication is August of 2012.

Buy them at Barnes and Noble here: Greywalker
or at Amazon here:  Greywalker (Greywalker, Book 1)

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At December 26, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Christy (Love of Books) said...

Okay, yes... this series totally sounds like something I'd love!The author sounds familiar, but I don't think I've heard of these books. For sure adding the 1st book to my TRB list. Thanks for sharing!b :)

At December 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous Andrew said...

I read all five of them. Kat really does her thing with the series. :D

At December 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM , Blogger Raine said...

Ever since I saw your button for "Seawitch" I was curious and looked up her previous books in the series. Reading all their summaries now, yeah, I think reading them chronologically would be good idea too. I'm glad Kat explored early (book 4) why Harper was a Greywalker candidate. I haven't seen the series yet at my fave book shop or might have missed an aisle :D Will you be posting the chat some time in the future? What questions did you get to ask? :D


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