Polterheist (Esther Diamond Series #5)

Polterheist (Esther Diamond Series #5)

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by Laura Resnick
     
 

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In the days leading up to Christmas, struggling actress Esther Diamond is working as a singing-and-dancing elf at Fenster & Co, a major Manhattan department store. As if dealing with hordes of holiday shoppers isn't bad enough, Esther's ex-almost-boyfriend, Detective Connor Lopez, is on the scene investigating a series of mob-related truck hijackings of Fenster's

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In the days leading up to Christmas, struggling actress Esther Diamond is working as a singing-and-dancing elf at Fenster & Co, a major Manhattan department store. As if dealing with hordes of holiday shoppers isn't bad enough, Esther's ex-almost-boyfriend, Detective Connor Lopez, is on the scene investigating a series of mob-related truck hijackings of Fenster's merchandise. Semi-retired hitman Lucky Battistuzzi is also nosing around, since the mob resents being implicated in thefts they didn't commit. But when supernatural mishaps occur, Esther realizes this is more than the usual holiday insanity—it's time to call in her friend Max, Manhattan's resident mage.

Esther and Max discover that Fenster's has become the staging ground for the rebirth of an ancient demon that's plotting to escape its mystical prison on the winter solstice. As dimensional barriers crumble, can Esther rescue her fellow elves, save her city from demonic disaster, and collect her paycheck in time to make rent?

Polterheist is the thrilling fifth installment of the Esther Diamond series.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series will appreciate this series' lively heroine and the appealing combination of humor, mystery, and romance."—Library Journal
 
"Esther Diamond is the Stephanie Plum of urban fantasy! ...Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read!"—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author 
 "It’s a fun, frequently goofy, holiday story with more than a touch of staire and just the right edge of supernatural horror to keep things exciting." —Locus

"Esther's books are always a mix of humor, scary paranormal adventures, a wacky group of supporting cast and an intense mystery to solve. I can't wait to see what happens to Esther after the holidays." —News and Sentinel

"Full of fabulously eccentric characters, magical mystery, and a bit of romance, Polterheist is the perfect holiday read for any urban fantasy fan." —SciFiChick

Sci Fi Chick
"This is one of my all-time favorite urban fantasy series and I highly recommend it to any fan of the genre. Light-hearted, zany, suspenseful, surprising, and romantic."
Parkersburg News & Sentinel
"Esther is a witty and charming heroine to follow. For anyone who enjoys a bit of paranormal with more than a dash of humor and a great mystery."
Night Owl Reviews
"This is an unforgettable book. If you love vampires, humorous situations, and intrigue, go out and read it!"
Mary Jo Putney
"Esther Diamond is the Stephanie Plum of urban fantasy! ...Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read!"
Linda Howard
"Dopplegangster is a joy from start to finish.... It's a wonderful blend of comedy and surprising suspense. If you haven't met Esther Diamond yet, then you're missing out on a lot of fun."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756407339
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Esther Diamond Series, #5
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
543,069
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series will appreciate this series' lively heroine and the appealing combination of humor, mystery, and romance."—Library Journal
 
"Esther Diamond is the Stephanie Plum of urban fantasy! ...Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read!"—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author  
 
"This is one of my all-time favorite urban fantasy series and I highly recommend it to any fan of the genre. Light-hearted, zany, suspenseful, surprising, and romantic."—Sci Fi Chick
 
"Dopplegangster is a joy from start to finish.... It's a wonderful blend of comedy and surprising suspense. If you haven't met Esther Diamond yet, then you're missing out on a lot of fun."—Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author
 
"Gleeful, clever... [Resnick] spins a witty, fast-paced mystery around her convincingly self-absorbed chorus-girl heroine. Sexy interludes raise the tension between Lopez and Esther as she juggles magical assailants, her perennially distracted agent, her meddling mother, and wiseguys both friendly and threatening in a well-crafted, rollicking mystery."—Publishers Weekly
 
"Esther is a witty and charming heroine to follow. For anyone who enjoys a bit of paranormal with more than a dash of humor and a great mystery."—Parkersburg News & Sentinel
 
"This is an unforgettable book. If you love vampires, humorous situations, and intrigue, go out and read it!"—Night Owl Reviews

Meet the Author

Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude  graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.

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Lev_Darom More than 1 year ago
Esther is back with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and great reading. As a Jewish Elf working for Santa in a haunted department store she encounters evil at its basest level. The neatest thing for me as a reader wad to see the holiday light in a new context. This novel is not for people who do not appreciate puns, urban fantasy, religious motifs or supernatural events. This novel is for the young at heart, fantasy fiction loveres and those who like a yarn to end on an almost positive note.