I swear it was not my intention to have Kristi Charish Week here on the blog. (Since I brought it up though, have you seen Monday's Read This F-ing Book post? There's a giveaway!) But this book's been on my mind this week. It went up on Netgalley over the weekend, but only for Canadians. I guess now I know how they feel most of the time.
The Voodoo Killings has so many elements that I'm excited about! Obviously, voodoo, which is often only used by the villains in Urban Fantasy. I'm excited to see another heroine who can raise zombies. I've always loved that about Anita Blake, but it gets overshadowed by all of the other things going on in her later books. I'm also looking forward to lots of references to the Seattle Grunge scene of the 90's, which is still my favorite time in music. Plus I love this cover!
The Voodoo Killings
(Kincaid Strange #1)
Release: May 10, 2016
For the first time since we launched Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, Random House Canada is thrilled to announce the debut of a new urban fantasy series. Kristi Charish's The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner...
For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.
Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.
And then she becomes the target...As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.