Author: C.E. Murphy
Publisher: Luna Books
Buy Link: Buy Spirit Dances Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
For Seattle detective Joanne Walker, spring is about new beginnings. She's mastered her shamanic abilities (mostly), survived a cannibalistic serial killer (barely) and now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career—attending a dance concert with her sexy boss, Captain Michael Morrison. But when the performance—billed as transformative—actually changes her into a coyote, she and Morrison have bigger things to deal with.
And there's more. Homeless people are disappearing, a mystical murder puts Joanne way out of her jurisdiction and with the full moon coming on, it's looking like the killer is a creature that can't possibly exist.
But Jo could probably handle all of that, if one ordinary homicide hadn't pushed her to the very edge….
For existing fans of the Walker Papers series, Spirit Dances is a fantastic addition to Joanne’s story.
For those of you that are new to the adventures of Joanne Walker – Shaman / Cop, Spirit Dances will definitely draw you into the series and get you hooked.
Spirit Dances is the sixth book in C.E. Murphy’s Walker Papers series. And I have to say it is an excellent volume.
I have to admit that I have not read any of the series since the second book Thunderbird Falls, but when I saw this book was available for review I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it. I found it very easy to fall right back into the story.
Note: There is some mention of events that happened in previous books of the series, but this in no way detracts from the tale nor does it make the story difficult to follow.
My favorite character in Spirit Dances has to be Michael Morrison. His emotions are so vividly depicted, regardless of his outward form, that he once again has worked his way into my heart.
One of the things I love about C.E. Murphy’s books is the supporting characters. As always the secondary cast of the story has a wonderful depth that you don’t find in many other books. The interaction between the characters is fantastic.
Spirit Dances is an awesome book, vividly written with a story that keeps the readers attention from the first page. Once again Ms Murphy has woven a story that I a true delight to read.
I am waiting eagerly for the seventh book in the Walker Papers series, Raven Calls to hit the shelves.