Evil Dark by Justin Gustainis

77%

15 Critic Reviews

What Gustainis does really well is integrating the Supes into the gritty reality of Scranton.
-LightSaber Rattling

Synopsis

My name's Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.

A series of seemingly motiveless murders of supernatural creatures points to a vigilante targeting the supe community. Markowski wouldn't normally have much of a problem with that, but his daughter may be next on the killer's list...

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Unnatural Law | Thicker Than Water | The Bite Stuff | Duty Calls ]

e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-137-1


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About Justin Gustainis

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Justin Gustainis was born in Northeast Pennsylvania in 1951. He attended college at the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university that figures prominently in several of his writings. After earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Following military service, he held a variety of jobs, including speechwriter and professional bodyguard, before earning a Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.Mr. Gustainis currently lives in Plattsburgh, New York. He is a Professor of Communication at Plattsburgh State University, where he earned the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002. His academic publications include the book American Rhetoric and the Vietnam War, published in 1993, and a number of scholarly articles that hardly anybody has ever read. The author lives in Plattsburgh, NY.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Angry Robot. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Evil Dark
All: 15 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 1

The British Fantasy Society

Excellent
Reviewed by David Brzeski

Gripping hardly covers it. I simply couldn’t put the book down until I’d finished it.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Good
Reviewed by Sheila on Jun 20 2012

A perfect blend of criminal justice and paranormal mayhem. This is a gem found among the multitude of similarly themed books.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Good
Reviewed by Sheila on Jun 20 2012

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Evil Dark and would recommend it to those readers that enjoy paranormal crime novels.

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Criminal Element

Good
Reviewed by Scott Parker on Apr 15 2012

... Gustainis, with Markowski as a guide, truly sucked me into this unique world of fantastical creatures and police procedural.

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Book Chick City

Below average
Reviewed by Laura on May 11 2012

I missed my good old friend the chapter as I think it affected the pacing of the novel. The story seemed to move around a lot...I’m not really sure what the point of this was...

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All Things Urban Fantasy

Good
Reviewed by Julia on May 08 2012

Neither as hard-boiled as most police procedurals, nor as arcane as pure urban fantasy, EVIL DARK is a blend that does justice to both genres without taking either too seriously.

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Bibliophilic Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Star

Evil Dark...does not fail to deliver action, suspense, and dark humor.

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Falcata Times

Good
May 03 2012

It has everything a reader could want, beautiful women, treacherous twists and when backed with Justin’s tongue in cheek style alongside a cracking lead character, it’s a tale of absolute Urban Fantasy delight.

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Amberkatze's Book Blog

Good
Apr 28 2012

Pure brilliance who always manages to make me laugh out loud while scaring me half to death...

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Mel's Random Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Mel on May 21 2012

This series is the very definition of Urban Fantasy meets film noir with a dollop of dry humour on the side.

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A Fantastical Librarian

Good
Reviewed by Meineke Van Der Salm on May 08 2012

Its writing and tone of voice hooked me from the first page and by the end of the book I was disappointed that it was over so soon...

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LightSaber Rattling

Good
Reviewed by Peter Morrison on Apr 29 2012

What Gustainis does really well is integrating the Supes into the gritty reality of Scranton.

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Geek Syndicate

Good
Apr 13 2012

Great writing, well paced, with twists and turns at every angle, it throws a spotlight on our own society, making you question your own choices in life.

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I Wish I Was a Book

Good
Reviewed by Sheryl Tongue on Jun 25 2012

Why don't you join the party? If you like supernatural detective stories with 3D characters and inventive plots, you'll have a great time.

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Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog

Good
Reviewed by Sara on May 17 2012

This novel was non-stop Paranormal cop drama/action. From the very first page, I was sucked right back into the author's gritty world.

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