October is #WickedGoodReads Month here at GXO. This week, we’re focusing on books with wicked people, and today’s discussion is on 3 Awesome Books With Paranormal Sleuths (see the full list of discussion topics here).
Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
One of my favorite supernatural sleuths is Tara.
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart. Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killings lead by Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, “the last real ghul hunter in the great city of Dhamsawaat.” Three score and more years old, he has grown weary of hunting monsters and saving lives, and is more than ready to retire from his dangerous and demanding vocation.
Adoulla is not your typical main character – and I love the fact that he is older.
The Madness Underneath, Maureen Johnson
I loved this series so much. Rory eventually finds her way into the city’s secret ghost-fighting police and works to help them uncover an even more grisly string of murders.
After her near death run in with a Jack The Ripper copycat, Rory’s brush with the killer touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact.
What are some of your favorite paranormal books?