Image of Seawitch: A Greywalker Novel


Image of Seawitch: A Greywalker Novel

The next chapter in Richardson’s Greywalker series is a full-throttle ghost story packed with a baffling maritime mystery. Richardson fleshes out recurring character Seattle detective Rey Solis, who has not been a Harper Blaine fan. Full of eerie menace, Seawitch is an outstanding addition to Richardson’s excellent series.

When an empty boat mysteriously returns to its dock 27 years after disappearing with all its deckhands, both the insurance company and the police want answers. That means that P.I. Harper will have to work closely with Det. Solis. In their previous encounters, Solis has never been comfortable with the “creepy” element surrounding the cases Harper is involved in. This time, however, Solis appears to want to keep an open mind, which is a good thing since this is as creepy as it gets. As Harper and Solis start exploring the abandoned vessel, they discover evidence of blood and magic. What happened to the people on board, and why do ghosts haunt this ship? The answer is both dangerous and unexpected. (ROC, Aug., 368 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith