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Never Burn a Witch: A Rowan Gant Investigation
     

Never Burn a Witch: A Rowan Gant Investigation

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by M. R. Sellars
 

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In 1484, then Pope Innocent VIII issued a papal bull-- A decree giving the endorsement of the church to the inquisitors of the day who hunted, tortured, tried and ultimately murdered those accused of heresy-- especially the practice of WitchCraft. Modern day Witches refer to this dark period of history as "The Burning Times."

Rowan Gant returns to face a

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In 1484, then Pope Innocent VIII issued a papal bull-- A decree giving the endorsement of the church to the inquisitors of the day who hunted, tortured, tried and ultimately murdered those accused of heresy-- especially the practice of WitchCraft. Modern day Witches refer to this dark period of history as "The Burning Times."

Rowan Gant returns to face a nightmare long thought to be a distant memory. A killer armed with gross misinterpretations of the Holy Bible and a 15th century Witch Hunting Manual known as the Malleus Maleficarum has resurrected the Inquisition and the members of the Pagan community of St. Louis are his prey.

With the unspeakable horrors of "The Burning Times" being played out across the metropolitan area, Rowan is again enlisted by Homicide Detective Benjamin Storm and the Major Case Squad to help solve the crimes-- All the while knowing full well that his religion makes him a potential target.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born February 20, 1962, M. R. Sellars has studied many different religions and belief systems, both mainstream and obscure. To this day Sellars remains an avid student of the religious diversity which surrounds us, and often gives group lectures on request in order to help dispel the many myths and misconceptions that surround the practice of WitchCraft.

An avid member of The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund, Sellars resides in St. Louis with his wife and daughter. Locally, their home is known to be a haven for neglected and abused animals, and the ever changing population stands for the moment at one dog and eight cats. Currently, Sellars is collaborating on a cookbook, as well as researching the third novel in the Rowan Gant Investigation Series.

M. R. Sellars is the recipient of the Linda White Literary Excellence and Shrewsbury Mystery Society's Silver Quill Awards for the short stories upon which Harm None, the first Rowan Gant Mystery novel is based.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967822112
Publisher:
Willowtree Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Dorothy Morrison
M.R. Sellars, Pagan master of suspense, does it again! If you only read one book this year, make it Never Burn a Witch. It's a tale so realistically terrifiying, that the memory will haunt you forever. (Dorothy Morrison, Author of Everyday Magic and The Craft)
Boudica
Mr. Sellars presents us with an excellent offering of mystery/suspense. From the opening pages to the cliff hanger ending, it's a "can't put it down" novel! (Boudica, The Wiccan - Pagan Times)

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Never Burn A Witch: A Rowan Gant Investigation 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Diana-D More than 1 year ago
The Rowan Gant Investigation series is a wonder read involving occult murders, police chases, and the witch's that help the police solve the murders. It is a series that is very hard to put down. The author, M. R. Sellars, leaves us wanting more form one book to the next. I very much so recommend this book to everyone.
Nadine64 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I finished Harm None, M.R. Sellars had a fan. The second book in the Rowan Gant series was as good as the first. Not only does the author do a wonderful job of explaining the Wiccan religion throughout the book, the plot is as good as any Dan Brown could conceive. Rowan and his friend Ben, who is in the St Louis, Mo police force, have another set of murders to solve. This time involving a killer that appears to think he is part of the medievel inqusition. (How many SANE serial killers have you heard of?). Not only do we have these strange murders, occult symbols and bible passages, Rowan himself has been put on the killers hit list. This book of Pagan fiction appeals to all who love a good book. Even my Christian friends enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the second installment in the Rowan Gant series feeling that he'd have a hard time holding my interest after the great job he'd done the first time -- but he hadn't used up everything! Another great story, another page turner, more interesting characters - some to love and some to hate. This guy knows how to spin a tale.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Six months ago, Wiccan disciple Rowan Gant helped the St. Louis police department, especially his friend Detective Ben Storm, catch a serial killer. The culprit was a former witch who went down the dark road ultimately skinning his victims alive. Rowan used his occult powers to stop him.

Ben has become Rowan¿s staunchest supporter and has arranged for the latter to provide a talk on being a witch to the police force. On the day of Rowan¿s first discussion, Ben asks for his help on a homicide case. Rowan notices on the corpse there are occult symbols that were used by the Inquisition torturers. He relives the woman¿s final moments and realizes that the murderer is a witch hunter who uses the same methods employed by the Inquisition to get victims to betray friends. Three more deaths follow with neither Rowan nor the police any closer to solving the homicides even with someone on the ethereal plane trying to lead Rowan to the killer.

A mystery novel starring a witch as the key protagonists may seem unbelievable, but M.R. Sellars shows his talent by bringing credence to the concept. The realistic story line portrays witches as people practicing an alternate religion that has nothing to do with the superstitious belief that Wicca equals Satan worship. The mystery rings true in this supersonic jet paced plot. The delightful main characters will convince the audience to NEVER BURN A WITCH, but instead should read a powerful paranormal who-done-it that would be a crime to miss.

Harriet Klausner