Series: Alex Craft #1
Published on October 5th 2010
Published by Roc
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.
I am always on the look out for good Urban Fantasy series, and I don’t know why it took me this long to start reading Grave Witch, this series is seriously good stuff.
Meet Alex Craft, an unusual grave witch, PI and sometime consultant for the police, by raising ‘shade’ of dead. She also happens to know certain Death as well, who is quite fond of Alex and even went out his way (breaking the rules) to keep her alive.
When Alex is investigating a rather high profile murder, something she has never encountered happened, she was attacked by one of the ‘shade’ that she was raising. Not only that should’ve never happened, but she also noticed another ‘shades’ she was raising have acted in distress. Such unusual behaviors let her believe something else is happening is going in this murder, perhaps something dangerous. In order to solve this murder, Alex met the leading homicide detective in this case, Falin Andrews. And let’s just say, Falin Andrews isn’t whom he said he was.
I actually never read a series that’s focusing on Fae before (I know, since there are so many Fae base series out on the market), but before this book I have yet to find a story that really interested me. Although I have to admit that I started reading without realizing Fae was a big element of the series. While I was reading I became quite attuned to the world the author have created. Like other Urban Fantasy series that I have also enjoyed, a huge part of this book involves Alex’s investigation of solving murders. And what’s a story without a little romance right? Well, there just might be a little love0-triangle going in Grave Witch too.