Saturday, February 1, 2014

Known Devil by Justin Gustainis: Spotlight



The Third Book in the Occult Investigations Series

UK Print
Date: 6th February 2014
ISBN: 9780857661654
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 28th January 2014
ISBN: 9780857661661
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 CAN$9.99

Date: 28th January 2013
ISBN: 9780857661678
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

A street war has broken out in Scranton between two criminal gangs -- of vampires.  The prize: the turf to peddle Slide, a new drug that can addict supernatural creatures.  If Detective Sergeant Stan Markowski of the Occult Crimes Unit didn't have enough problems with that, someone has just blown up the wizard who was head of the local supernatural community.  And then there's that well-funded, supe-hating political party trying to win the next election, by hook or by crook.

A perfect storm of supernatural strife is about to descend on Scranton.  Stan Markowski and his vampire partner, Karl Renfer, are right in the thick of it -- as usual.

Buying Info:
UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

US Print & Ebook | |

DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

Other Books in This Series:
1. Hard Spell (July 2011)
2. Evil Dark (May 2012)
Praise and Reviews for Justin Gustianis:
For Hard Spell:

“A cool mix of cop show and creature feature. Gustainis had me at ‘meth-addicted goblins’.”
- Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the Skinners series

“A magical mystery tour of a murder case rife with supernatural suspects. Sit down for an enchanted evening of otherworldly entertainment!”
- Laura Resnick, author of Unsympathetic Magic & Vamparazzi

“I enjoyed every page of Hard Spell. If Sam Spade and Jack Fleming were somehow melted together, you’d get Stan Markowski. I can’t wait to see what Gustainis does next.”
- Lilith Saintcrow, author of Night Shift and Working for the Devil

For Evil Dark:

“Fans of TV shows like Supernatural and Grimm will find this worth a read, and it’s a lovely mix of real world nightmare and fantastic horror.”
- Ed Fortune, Starburst Magazine

“Gustainis has proved himself time and time again, and it is no surprise to me that Evil Dark is another cracking novel.”
- Theresa Derwin, Terror-Tree

“I thoroughly enjoyed Evil Dark and would recommend it to those readers that enjoy paranormal crime novels. Justin Gustainis has made it onto my must-read-author list and I look forward to what he has in store for us next.”
- Sheila at Dark Faerie Tales


Justin Gustainis grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and is now a college professor living in upstate New York. Prior to his career in academe, he was, at various times, a soldier, garment worker, speechwriter and professional bodyguard. He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Scranton (a school that figures prominently in several of his novels) and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Gustainis began writing fiction in the mid-1990s while maintaining his academic job. He focused initially on short stories, and won prizes in a number of writing contests, including the prestigious Raymond Carver story competition. His stories won the Graverson Award for Horror twice, in consecutive years. In 2008 he was accepted for and attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

His books include the novels THE HADES PROJECT (2003), BLACK MAGIC WOMAN (2008), EVIL WAYS (2009), SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (2011) and HARD SPELL (2011), as well as an anthology he edited, THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS: TALES OF OCCULT DETECTIVES (2011).

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