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Black Magic Woman (Quincey Morris -1) by Justin Gustainis

Black Magic Woman (Quincey Morris #1) by Justin Gustainis

Quincey Morris series, also called Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation series. The title was changed starting with book two to: Morris and Chastain Supernatural Investigation — written by Justin Gustainis

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Supernatural Thrillers

Series Description or Overview Edit

BOOK ONE—Black Magic Woman: Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant," white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself—the very heart of darkness.

BOOK TWO—Evil Ways—: Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain investigate a series of murders where white witches are being hunted down and killed—and Libby may be next on the list. Meanwhile, the FBI is stymied by a series of child murders around the country, in which the victims' organs are being removed for use in occult rituals. Quincey and Libby don't want to get involved, but they may have no choice. From Iraq to Idaho, the trail of clues leads straight to Walter Grobius, a crazed billionaire who plans the biggest black magic ritual of all time. If he isn't stopped, all Hell will break loose—for real! ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Books in Series Edit

Quincey Morris Investigation series:

  1. Black Magic Woman (2008)
  2. Evil Ways (2008)
  3. Sympathy for the Devil (2009)
  4. Play with Fire (2013) ~ novella (210 pages)
  5. Midnight at the Oasis (2013) ~ novella (217 pages)

Shorts, Anthologies and GuidesEdit

Companion Series, Spinoffs, Sequels or Prequels Edit

Other SeriesEdit

Occult Crimes Unit Investigation series

  1. Hard Spell (2011)
  2. Evil Dark (2012)
  3. Known Devil (2013)

World Building Edit

SettingsEdit

✥ Underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York

Places:

  • Salem Village, Massachusetts: Location of the Salem witch trials
  • Lindell, Texas: Small town invested by vampires
  • Austin, Texas: Quincey Morris' home
  • Madison, WI: Where the LaRue family lives
  • New York City: Where Libby Chastain lives
  • Boston, MA: Location of Sidney Prendergast's office.
  • Glassboro, NJ: Site of a crime
  • San Francisco, CA: Location of The Gnostic Church of Satan
  • New Orleans, LA: Home of Queen Ester and Randall & Carleton
  • Thokoza Township, South Africa:
  • Salem, MA: Christine Abernathy's home town
  • Israel:
  • Idaho:
  • Quantico: FBI Academy & Marine Corps Base, Virginia
  • Chicago:
  • Kittridge:
  • Washington:
  • Charlotte:
  • Cleveland:
  • Iowa:
  • Baghdad:
  • Ohio:
  • Spokane:
  • North America:
  • Shady Tree Motel:
  • White House
  • Washington, D.c.
  • Richmond
  • Hell
  • Heaven
  • Idaho
  • Kanawha Plaza
  • Austin
  • Leesburg
  • Gaviscon
  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Hades
  • New Mexico

Supernatural ElementsEdit

White witch, vampires, witches, demon, dginn, Hell, U.S. Secret Service, deadly curses, magical apocalypse,

Glossary:

Groups & Organizations:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Add a description of this organization.
  • FBI Behavior Analysis Unit:
  • The Occult Crimes Unit: South African law enforcement unit that investigates crimes involving the occult.
  • The Society for the Advancement of Rational Thought
  • The Gnostic Church of Satan

World Edit

Protagonists Edit

Quincey Morris is the great grandson of the Quincey Morris that helped destroy Dracula. Libby Chastain is a 'wiccan' white witch that helps strip conmen, fake spiritualists and fraudulent 'healer' priests naked in front of their audiences as the tricksters and cheats that they are, while wielding a small amount of knowledge and power of the real world magics that lie hidden from view. Together they fight evil.

Sidekick Edit

Fang-tastic Fiction: Justin Gustainis: MORRIS & CHASTAIN SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATIONS

Characters Edit

Characters What About
Quincey Morris Supernatural PI
Elizabeth "Libby" Chastain Witch practices white magic
Bridget Warren white Witch witness during the Salem witch trials
Nathaniel Warren Bridget Warren's husband
Special Agent Dale Fenton FBI agent Behavior Analysis Unit
Sarah Carter Woman convicted of practicing witchcraft during the Salem with trials
Rebecca Carter Sarah Carter's daughter
Hank Dexter Client of Quincey Morris
Mitch McConnell Client of Quincey Morris
Walter LaRue Client of Quincey Morris
Marcia LaRue Walter's wife
Timmy LaRue 5-year-old boy Walter's 5-year-old son
Sarah LaRue 8-year-old girl Walter's 8-year-old daughter
Cecelia Mbwato black witch woman who practices black magic
Snake Perkins Thug works for Christine Abernathy
Susan Mackey Investigator for The Society for the Advancement of Rational Thought
Reverend Tommy Timberlake faith-healer A faith-healing fraud
Winona Timberlake Tommy's wife Tommy Timberlake's wife and partner
Detective Sergeant Garth Van Dreenan Detective South Africa's Occult Crime Unit
Veronica Chen U.S. custom's agent
Christine Abernathy black witch
Walter Grobius Major evil bad guy super rich, poor health. Wants to live forever
Sidney Prendergast Geneologist
Simon Duval Leader of The Gnostic Church of Satan friend of Quincey Morris
Detective Hank Mulderig police officer Glassboro
Tommy Carmody criminal
Queen Ester voodoo practitioner
Carl Carleton PI private investigator in New Orleans
Lex Randall PI private investigator in New Orleans
Amos Gitner young man whose monthly disappearances were investigated by Randall & Carleton
Barry Love PI private investigator in New York
Sergeant Shemba Detective Van Dreenan's former partner, South Africa
Miles Nshonge South African victim of a crime
George DeBrine police officer South African
Tommy Hambledon college student
Marcie Tucker college student
Mister Pardee
Colleen O'donnell
Tristan Hardwick
Mrs. Younger
Frank
Hannah Widmark
Walter Grobius
Annie Levesque
Dale
Fortner
Hawkins
Roderick Baca
Premeaux
Eleanor Robb
Gabrielle
Hannigan
Lewis
Sandy
Ellie Robb
Charlie Strom
Hester
Rachel
Christine Abernathy
Godfrey
John
Nancy
Vince
Garth
Mary Margaret (MM) Doyle Stark's power-hungry human assistant looking forward to becoming Sargatanas's queen when he takes over the world
Malachi (Mal) Peters former covert government assassin died, went to hell, and has now been brought back by the demon Astaroth to kill Stark/Sargatanas before he can become President.
Ashley (aka Ashur Badaktu): beautiful demon sent by Astaroth to assist Peters.
Nestor Greene political dirty-tricks specialist hired by MM to get rid of Stark's political competitors
The Grocer's Son assassin hired by Nestor to take out the final competing presidential candidate.

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Justin Gustainis

Author Edit

Justin Gustainis

  • WebsiteJustin Gustainis
  • Genres: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thrillers, Paranormal, Fantasy, Horror

Bio: 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. Mr. Gustainis currently lives in Plattsburgh, New York, with his wife, Patricia Grogan. He is a Professor of Communication at Plattsburgh State University. ~ Justin Gustainis

~ MoreJustin Gustainis Biography

Cover ArtistEdit

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Solaris Books
  • Bk-1: Paperback, 336 pages, Pub: Jan 29th 2008—ISBN 1844165418
  • Bk-2: Paperback, 336 pages, Pub: Dec 30th 2008—ISBN 1844165930
  • Bk-3: Paperback, 477 pages, Pub: Aug 29th 2011—ISBN 1844167941
  • Bk-4: Kindle, 210 pages, Pub: Dec 4th 2012— ASIN B00AIWQC4
  • Bk-5: Kindle, 217 pages, Pub: , Mar 24th 2013— ASIN B00C10SPBS

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—Black Magic Woman: Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself - the very heart of darkness. ~ FF

BOOK TWO—Evil Ways: In a story that ranges from Baghdad to Los Angeles, EVIL WAYS sees eccentric billionaire, Walter Grobius, attempt to unleash a devastating magical apocalypse. Quincey Morris, and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain, are drawn into their most deadliest case yet. ~ FF

BOOK THREE—Sympathy for the Devil: Presidential candidate Senator Howard Stark has been secretly possessed by a demon. Hell wants to put Stark in the White House, where he will use the powers of the presidency to destroy the world. Although originally thought to have little chance for the nomination, Stark has been eliminating the competition, through "accidents," "suicides," and the revelation of scandalous information that no human could possibly possess. Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain know what Stark is up to, and are determined to stop him before it's too late. Their only obstacles: the U.S. Secret Service and all the powers of Hell itself. ~ Justin Gustainis Books

BOOK FOUR—Play with Fire (2012): A thrilling new occult investigation from Justin Gustainis, creator of the urban fantasy sleuths Quincy Morris, great-grandson of Dracula’s killer, and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain.

Houses of worship are burning all across the U.S., churches, synagogues and mosques alike. Usually while the places are full of people. The fires are initially dismissed as unconnected, random acts of violence, until Morris – freshly released from jail after their last case – and Chastain track down the terrible meaning behind the destruction, and the dark cause the arsonists seek to serve. A race against time ensues, to stop a ritual that will cause the deaths of hundreds... and bring about the end of the world. ~ Goodreads | Play with Fire (Quincey Morris #4) by Justin Gustainis

BOOK FIVE—Midnight at the Oasis (2013): A thrilling new occult investigation from Justin Gustainis, creator of the urban fantasy sleuths Quincy Morris, great-grandson of Dracula’s killer, and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain.

Seeking revenge for the U.S.’s actions in the Middle East, a terrorist cell has conjured an afreet, a deadly djinn that will strike at the very heart of America – unless Morris and Chastain can stop it first. ~Goodreads | Midnight at the Oasis (Quincey Morris, #5) by Justin Gustainis

First Sentences Edit

  1. Black Magic Woman (2008) — Although she was sitting in a room full of people, Bridget Warren had never felt more alone in her life.
  2. Evil Ways (2008) — Libby Chastain, white witch extraordinaire, was naked, wet...
  3. Sympathy for the Devil (2009) —
  4. Play with Fire (2013) —
  5. Midnight at the Oasis (2013) —

Quotes Edit

Goodreads | Justin Gustainis Quotes (Author of Hard Spell)

Read Alikes (suggestions) Edit

Awards Edit

Trivia Edit

Notes Edit

Quincey Morris is the namesake and great-grandson of the rich young Texan of the same name who lost his life in the final battle with Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel.
This series was originally titled QUINCEY MORRIS SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATIONS, but Gustainis added "CHASTAIN" beginning with book 2.
The author includes plenty of genre-related in-jokes that add humor to the stories. For example, in Evil Ways, Quincey sets up a meeting with Harry Dresden (the star of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series). In Sympathy for the Devil, while he is recuperating from an injury Quincey sends some clients to Anita Blake (Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series) and Jill Kismet (Lilith Saintcrow's Jill Kismet series).

Fang-tastic Fiction: Justin Gustainis: MORRIS & CHASTAIN SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATIONS

See Also Edit

See Category links at bottom of page

External References Edit

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Content References

Quincey Morris Investigation series:

  1. Black Magic Woman (2008)
  2. Evil Ways (2008)
  3. Sympathy for the Devil (2009)
  4. Play with Fire (2013)
  5. Midnight At The Oasis (March 24, 2013)

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