Brigitte is Nevada’s bravest and most brilliant gargoyle – and there’s no better sidekick for metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth, when it comes to solving supernatural crimes.
In this quirky collection of urban fantasy short stories, Kirsten Weiss takes Brigitte and Riga on a series of twisting adventures and brings readers behind the scenes of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery novels.
These thirteen stories include the new Riga Hayworth novella, The Chaotic Detective!
In “Brigitte and the Gambler,” Brigitte must protect the unluckiest man in Nevada. In “Riga and the Spirit of the Cemetery,” the pair stake out a cemetery to catch a serial killer. And in “A Tarot Tale,” we learn Brigitte’s secret history. Traveling through time and the world’s darkest corners, from the bottom of Lake Tahoe to a sinister Vegas theater, there’s no scene too strange for the indefatigable metaphysical detective and her familiar, Brigitte the Gargoyle.
If you like kick-butt heroines, you’ll love Brigitte and Riga. Buy The Gargoyle Chronicles and explore the mysterious world of Riga Hayworth today!
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This witch will do anything for a normal life with the man she loves. But when you’re on fairy patrol, normal is relative.
Witch Jayce Bonheim has packed away her candles, crystals and cauldrons. With her boyfriend recovering from a hex, she’s determined to build a sane and magic-free life for them both.
But when a horde of troublemaking gnomes invades the small town of Doyle, it’s up to Jayce and her magical sisters to send them packing.
After the gnomes lead Jayce to a murdered employee from her own café, she’s plunged into an investigation that lands her in the sheriff’s crosshairs. And Jayce must catch a killer before the sheriff’s brewing witch hunt nets a very real witch.
Spells included in the back of the book.
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Aliens, fairies and murder, oh, my!
In small-town Doyle, California, UFO abductions are a budding tourist attraction. So when Susan Witsend brings a UFO festival to town, she’s ready for some well-deserved time in the sun.
What she gets instead is the corpse of a UFO conspiracy theorist, brained with a bottle of local wine.
Susan may be the owner of a UFO-themed B&B, but she doesn’t wish on stars to get what she wants. She’s a woman with a planner. Plan A) Milk the UFO festival for all it’s worth. Plan B) Stop lusting after her best friend turned security consultant, Arsen Holiday.
But murder isn’t the only thing threatening Susan’s best-laid plans. Beset by alien protestors, aging nudists, and hidden secrets at every turn, Susan’s nearing her wits’ end. And now Plan C is to stay on the good side of a grumpy local sheriff.
Susan may not have a clue, but she knows she wants a certain security consultant at her side when the killer goes supernova.
Planet of the Grapes is book 2 in the Wits’ End series of cozy mystery novels. If you like laugh-out-loud cozy mysteries, you’ll like Planet of the Grapes. Buy the book to start this hilarious caper today! Breakfast recipes at the back of the book.
The faerie curse that plagued the town of Doyle is over. Or is it?
Witch Jayce Bonheim has finally got her life back on track. Her coffeeshop’s been rebuilt. She’s got the perfect boyfriend. And the murderous magic that imperiled Jayce and her witchy sisters has been defeated.
But when a customer dies in what looks like an animal attack, Jayce is pulled into an investigation that threatens the very sanity of her sister, Karin. Is the death something supernatural? Or is this a very human case of murder?
While she looks for answers, trouble is brewing even closer to home. And Jayce discovers her perfect relationship may not be so perfect after all…
Witch is Book 4 in the Witches of Doyle paranormal cozy mysteries. Buy Witch and escape into the enchanting world of Doyle today!
Spells included at the back of the book!
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A San Francisco homicide detective with a secret.
Christy Pavenic is a werewolf with the strength and speed to make it in her macho police precinct. But when her power takes a turn to the dark side, she fears she might be the killer responsible for a series of savage homicides she’s been called to investigate.
FBI agent Jason Shepherd is hard on the trail of a serial killer whose kills mimic animal attacks. A specialist in the paranormal, Jason hides a secret of his own—he can see the true nature of werewolves in their human form, and he’s certain one is at the bottom of the killings.
Battling both suspicion and attraction, the two must work together to solve the crime. Desire wars with distrust as they race to stop the killer before he strikes again.
A mystery within a mystery, Lone Wolf is novella three in the Doyle Witch supplements, and the sequel to Shaman’s Bane by fictional witch, Karin Bonheim.
And Karin has gone missing…
If you like paranormal romance mixed with your mystery and suspense, buy Lone Wolf today!
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The Witches of Doyle In-Betweens are "written" by Karin Bonheim, a fictional romance writer and witch who inhabits the world of Kirsten Weiss’s Doyle Witch Cozy mystery series: Bound, Ground, Down, and Spirit on Fire. ~~
Katherine never expected to become a shaman for a pack of werewolves, but when she needed a place to shelter for a while, it seemed her best option. But now the pack leader who recruited her has been murdered and every alpha in the pack wants her to pick his replacement yesterday. To top it all off, she desperately wants to give in to her desire to have scorching sex with Dean, the late leader’s son and her boss. Nope, nothing complicated here…
The only thing Dean wants more than finding his father’s killer is to make love to Katherine. In a tree, on the beach, bent over his desk at the bar where they work. But she’s holding something important back, even as their lives—and the pack—are threatened by the murderer.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
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When Susan Witsend inherits her grandmother’s UFO-themed B&B, she’s knows she can make the B&B work, even if there is a faux-UFO in the roof. After all, what’s not to love about a Victorian nestled in the high Sierra foothills? None of her carefully crafted policies and procedures, however, can prepare her for a corpse in room seven – the body of her small-town sheriff’s ex-husband. But Susan has her own plans to solve the crime. In Susan’s mind, Men in Black, conspiracy-crazed old ladies, and an angry sheriff are just part and parcel of catering to UFO enthusiasts. But is there a government conspiracy afoot? Or is the murder a simple case of small town vengeance? Susan must keep all her wits about her. Because the killer isn’t finished, and if she isn’t careful, her fate may be written in the stars… (Recipes in the back of the book!)
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Bound by magic, bound by love, bound by murder… The Bonheim triplets live seemingly ordinary lives, hiding their magic from the neighbors in the small, mountain town of Doyle, California. But when a body is found in big sister Jayce’s coffee shop, Karin, the practical one, is determined to prove Jayce innocent.
A murder isn’t the only bizarre event in Doyle. Why are hikers vanishing in the nearby woods? Why are some people cursed with bad luck and others with good? And why is Karin’s magic the weakest of the three sisters?
As Karin digs deep to uncover the truth and regain her magic, her family is thrown into peril. Will her power return too late to save the people she loves the most, or will it be the cause of disaster?
Bound is Book One in the Witches of Doyle Trilogy.
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What happens when a fictional character writes a romantic novella about a shaman and a fire demon? All hell breaks loose.
When fledgling witch, Karin Bonheim, began writing her paranormal romance, she never could've anticipated the world she created would bleed into her own...or the danger it would bring.
A companion novella of romantic suspense to the Witches of Doyle trilogy, this novella takes place between books 1 and 2 of the Doyle Witch cozy mystery series.
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The answers lie below…
A shamanic witch and a poet, Lenore Bonheim hides in the world of books to escape reality, which for her includes seeing ghosts and forecasting death. But when her employer and friend dies under suspicious circumstances, she must use all her skills – magical and mundane – to find the killer and save her two sisters and her town.
As the three sisters pull together to stave off a growing menace, Lenore must discover what it means to be in this world and of it.
Spells included at the back of the book!
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Her magic flows from the earth…
Jayce Bonheim is on the sheriff’s radar and not in a good way.
Always the reckless one of her triplet sisters, Jayce is trying to turn over a new leaf. No more wild partying. No more one night stands. But when someone leaves a dead body in her pickup truck, her resolve to become the sensible sister is sorely tested.
Caught in a web of love, murder, and magic, Jayce must clear her name and discover who is behind the curse that holds her family and town in thrall.
Ground is Book Two in the Witches of Doyle Trilogy.
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After an overseas assignment goes bad, all Rocky Bridges wants is out of the global security business. No more personal protection gigs. No more jaunts to third world countries. No more managing wayward contractors. But when her business partner is killed, Rocky must investigate her own company and clients.
Rocky’s no PI, but she’s always trusted her instincts. Knife-wielding mobsters, sexy insurance investigators, and a Russian-model turned business partner are all in a day’s work. But her inner voice has developed a mind of its own, and she finds herself questioning her sanity as well as reality as she knows it. Rocky can’t trust those around her. Can she trust herself?
The Mannequin Offensive is a fast-paced novel of mystery and suspense with a hint of magic.
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The California Territory, 1849 –
Blamed for burning down the San Francisco wharf, clockwork inventor, Sensibility Grey has spent the last three months in hiding. Now all she wants is to depart the gold-crazy boomtown for a new life in the East. So when the owner of a traveling theater offers her work embellishing his mechanical stage, she turns him down. Then he turns up dead on her doorstep along with his enigmatic stage.
An explorer of the mysteries of aether, Sensibility has her own secrets to keep, and adversaries who’ll stop at nothing to learn them. Is the mechanical stage a part of a bigger game? Or the key to unlocking her true, magical potential?
A Midsummer Night’s Mechanical is book three in the Sensibility Grey series of steampunk suspense.
A Monstrous Assassin. A Metaphysical Detective.
Housebound with five-month-old twins, metaphysical detective Riga Hayworth just wants to get back in the metaphysical detecting game. But when she’s called to help an elderly woman, haunted and alone, a deadly threat follows Riga home. Can Riga prevent a tragedy and protect her family?
As Riga investigates the senior care facility, she begins to believe that the deaths of its residents are due to unnatural causes. But proving it won’t be easy. And the killer is highly motivated to continue the murderous rampage at any cost, even if that means ending Riga’s investigation for good.
The Hermetic Detective is the sixth and final book in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy mystery novels. Buy this book to finish the epic series today.
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All Sensibility Grey wants is to tinker in her new laboratory in boomtown San Francisco. A stranger in a strange land, she is finally making a life for herself as a purveyor of mechanicals to eager miners. But a pair of government agents have other things in mind.
Loves and loyalties fracture, and mysterious forces threaten to destroy Sensibility and her clockwork secrets. Tangling with occultists, aether gone wrong, and a local vigilante group, Sensibility must decide where her allegiances lie, and whom she can trust.
OF MICE AND MECHANICALS is book two in the Sensibility Grey series of pre-steampunk, paranormal suspense set in the wild west of the California gold rush.
Hoodoo, Haunts, and Horror.
Metaphysical Detective Riga Hayworth just wants to wrap up her supernatural TV series exploring the magic of New Orleans and go home. But when she stumbles across a corpse, she ends up a police consultant on a series of occult murders. Murders that soon become all too personal.
When a vampire and Riga’s two necromancer-hunting aunts appear on the scene, Riga begins to fear there’s more to this case than meets the eye. To make matters worse, Riga’s magic is changing in unpredictable ways. Are her powers evolving? Or is Riga’s magic becoming another victim of the case she’s investigating?
Delving into the Gothic cemeteries, streets and mansions of New Orleans, Riga must hunt a killer before he takes someone she loves.
The Hoodoo Detective is book five in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy mystery novels. If you love magic with your mystery, scroll up to buy The Hoodoo Detective and start your next magical adventure today!
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California Territory, 1848. Gold has been discovered, emptying the village of San Francisco of its male population. Steam-powered technology is still in its infancy.
At 19, Englishwoman Sensibility Grey has spent her life tinkering in her father’s laboratory and missing the finer points of proper British life. But when her father dies in penury, she’s shipped to San Francisco and to the protection of an uncle she’s never met.
The California Territory may hold more dangers than even the indomitable Miss Grey can manage. Pursued by government agents, a secret society, and the enigmatic Mr. Krieg Night, Sensibility must decipher the clockwork secrets in her father’s final journal, unaware she’ll change the world forever.
Magic, mayhem, and mechanicals. STEAM AND SENSIBILITY is a pre-Steampunk novel of paranormal suspense set in the wild west of the California gold rush.
Mermaids, menehunes, and murder.
Riga Hayworth just wants to relax with her new husband on their Hawaiian honeymoon. But the bodies of a murdered man and a seal found on a Kauai beach pull them into an investigation and send the supernatural world into an uproar.
When Riga detects traces of magic at the murder scene, she knows she can’t ignore the call. There’s necromancy afoot, and she must prepare for the battle to come. But can Riga fight the elemental forces of nature? Or will they destroy her and everyone she loves?
Book four in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy and mystery novels, The Elemental Detective is a fun, fast-paced paranormal mystery. If you’re looking for a fast-paced read that blends romance with the supernatural, scroll up and buy The Elemental Detective today!
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Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives.
When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in the bedroom, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancé… That’s a problem.
Metaphysical detective Riga Hayworth knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer walks away from her pre-wedding party, she believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?
Marrying romance, mystery, and the metaphysical, The Infernal Detective is book three in the Riga Hayworth urban fantasy/mystery novels, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.
Buy The Infernal Detective to start the fast-paced caper today!
“A high-voltage, cleverly-spun mystery that I couldn't put down. Riga Hayworth is addictive.”
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When Riga Hayworth’s lover is arrested, she’s determined to unearth the truth, no matter the cost. But life, death, and magic get in the way.
All Riga wants is to clear the name of her almost-fiancé, Donovan Mosse. But a death faerie has other plans for her, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman with a price on her head in a house full of murderous relatives.
Riga must identify the real killer before he or she strikes again. And as the two cases become entangled, she is forced to choose between facts and faith... and to decide just how far she’s willing to go for love.
The Shamanic Detective is the second book in the Riga Hayworth mystery series. If you like your urban fantasy with a twist of mystery, be enchanted by the world of The Shamanic Detective today!
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A Murder. A Mystic. And a Lake Monster Named Nessie.
A psychic has been killed in an occult ceremony, and the police pay a visit to Riga Hayworth, metaphysical detective. But this time, she’s not a consultant on the case, she’s a suspect.
There’s a storm on the horizon. Riga’s lost her magic, and has come to Lake Tahoe to recover and spend quality time with her new love. But life for a metaphysical detective is never that simple.
A psychic’s been murdered, and the police believe Riga has a connection to the crime. When Riga discovers they’re right, her hunt for the real killer is on.
To add to the chaos, Riga is drafted as the host of a reality TV show about a local lake monster. Juggling demons, daimons, and angry tarot card readers, Riga must catch a killer before she becomes the next target.
The Alchemical Detective is the first book in the Riga Hayworth mystery series. If you like no-nonsense, kick-ass heroines, buy The Alchemical Detective and start your next supernatural adventure today!
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Tarot, Wine... and a Dog Named Dog.
When Riga Hayworth finds her new client dead, she smells a setup of metaphysical proportions. Now, to find a killer, Riga must travel from San Francisco to the underworld of Greek mythology... and make it back alive.
Riga's client, Helen Baro, believes her husband is trying to kill her. One problem: her husband died in a car crash last year. Is Helen mad? Is someone else hunting the woman? Or is this really a case of attempted murder from beyond the grave?
But then Helen is found dead, leaving a strange haiku and tarot for a clue, and Riga is hurled into an investigation that threatens the detective and those she loves.
Donovan, Vinnie, Pen, and Brigitte -- the story that started it all. The Metaphysical Detective is the prequel to the Riga Hayworth series. If you like no-nonsense heroines and a bit of supernatural with your mystery, you’ll love The Metaphysical Detective. Buy this quirky urban fantasy and explore the magical world of Riga Hayworth today!