Greywalker (Greywalker Series #1)

Greywalker (Greywalker Series #1)

by Kat Richardson

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Overview

Greywalker (Greywalker Series #1) by Kat Richardson

Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead for two minutes. When she comes to in the hospital, she sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring.

But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker- able to move between the human world and the mysterious cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift is about to drag her into that strange new realm-whether she likes it or not.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451461322
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Greywalker Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 199,047
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kat Richardson lives on a sailboat in Seattle with her husband, a crotchety old cat, and two ferrets. She rides a motorcycle, shoots target pistol, and does not own a TV.

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"The perfect blend of hardboiled p.i. and supernatural thriller."
-Crimespree Magazine

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Greywalker (Greywalker Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 208 reviews.
Stalked-by-the-Bug More than 1 year ago
Ok, I was excited to find a new author and potential series. But I am not even done with the book and it is like pulling teeth right now to even read a few pages. I can see where it is leading, but the concept of "walking in the grey" is tiring and not enough information is being given to keep the readers interest (at least not mine). There needs to be more character development for me to bond with them and so far nothing. I am sort of hoping the "thing" in the grey eats the main character.
Bad_Joke More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I dug the whole thing, and I normally don't read too many books with a female main character. But Harper is sweet! She's really out-spoken and rough around the edges - she makes a great reluctant heroine. The supporting characters are cool too, especially the not-exactly human ones. I say it's a 3-pointer for Kat Richardson. I know there's two more books, but keep 'em coming!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a mid-20s female who does not enjoy romance, I love dark fantasy and crime, and this series has both for me! How nice of Kat Richardson to combine the two. I thought this was a really fun read. The author is kind enough to spare us all the mundane and overly-long descriptions that most authors bog us down with, and just lets us use our imaginations, while she gets to the meat of the story, which is the action. Apparently, it takes place around 2000 or 1999, which is awesome, because I moved away from Seattle in 1998, so I knew of most of the places she mentioned - a homecoming, of sorts! I also absolutely adore Harper Blaine. She's everything a woman should be: tough, a smart-alec, logical, suspicious of things outside the norm... I thought her denile of what was happening to her was very realistic. That's how I would've reacted! Anyway - great job, Kat. Poltergiest and Underground were even better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like fast paced novels that don't bog you down with unnecessary explanations and too-long descriptions, then this book is for you. The characters are likable and realistic. Harper was not at all happy about her new talent, she fought against it. Wouldn't some one in the real world do the same? I loved the plot, it moved along with the speed and weight of a frate train. A great book all around!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not get into this book at all. I ended up reading 3 or 4 other books in the time it took me to finish this one. The plot was boring. The story dragged on and on and could not keep me interested. I do like the concept of a greywalker but the story itself did nothing for me.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Seattle private investigator Harper Blaine expected an apology and a check from her client, but instead he hammered her head with his fists and slammed it against the doorjamb before completing his beating of the sleuth. A few days later Harper awakens in the hospital where Dr, Skelleher informs her she had died for two minutes before they managed to bring her back.--------------- Nothing is the same since the incident as now Harper sees ghosts and other paranormal essences that she cannot classify. Even stranger her clients take a gruesome twist as she has started to have walk-ins from the shadowy realm beyond the mortal plane. She needs professional help and a psychiatrist would cost too much money. So instead she turns to Linguistics Professor Ben 'ghost guy' Danziger and his ¿bewitching¿ wife Mara to instruct her on supernatural 101, 102, and advanced courses. Life is not the same for this GREYWALKER though she tries by dating a normal antiques expert while she is one bite away from being the vampire king¿s dessert as she blunders on a case from beyond.----------------- This is an amusing somewhat satirical fantasy mystery starring a delightful female who gaining an on the job education as an almost human sleuth. The story line is fast-paced, but belongs to the heroine who hopes by dating the norms she can keep one foot out of the graveyard. Fans will enjoy the delightfully entertaining detective story that moves back and forth between worlds as the tyro GREYWALKER learns about life, death, and a myriad of grey in-betweens.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Yellaness More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much. It's a relief to find a strong female protagonist who isn't constantly making foolish mistakes or bemoaning her lot in life. Great cast of characters and world development. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, I am looking forward to reading the rest in the series. Harper Blaine was a PI before an accident left her dead for 2 minutes..now she has a second vision and can see things in the grey. This leds to new clients. Lots of twist and turns, and interesting chracters.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
I like Kat Richardson's writing. I like her heroine, a very real and ordinary young woman, apart from the minor detail of carrying a gun and being a private investigator. Oh, and the fact that her heart stopped beating for a couple of minutes after she was beaten up. I like the people who help her too, the nerdy scientist and his forgiving wife, and the picture they paint of true love. Poor Harper Blaine doesn't have a true love, but she does have a love interest and he's really rather cool. She has a rather amazing guy who fixes things too. And a talent for meeting and helping the oddest of people, but you'd have to read the book to see how that works out. I like the way the author portrays Harper's reaction to the unknown. The physical sensations of being afraid, and the effect of those sensations on the environment are convincingly portrayed. There's no magical transition from klutz to superwoman here-just a slow learning to apply skills well known to situations thoroughly unknown. And there's the Grey, a scary place, intriguing, confusing, but oddly satisfying in its relation to reality, myth and magic. The book leaves me convinced that the author has everything rather nicely worked out, and eager to read more and find to find out how she's going to make it work.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Better than I expected. Has a nice twist on vampires and our heroine falling through the grey zone, getting to know Albert the ghost. Some of the characterization isn't as strong as it could be but the world building is good. However half way through the book I just started to lose interest, and by the end I was skimming. This book is sort of a noble failure - good intentions but it just didn't work. Unless there is a drastic improvment I won't be reading this series again.
extrajoker on LibraryThing 2 days ago
first line: "I'd been surprised when the guy belted me."This novel is the first in a relatively new urban fantasy series, about a female private investigator whose near-death experience transforms her into a sort of magnet for all things supernatural, with the ability to perceive and interact with ghosts and other paranormal beings and influences. Though the book is not without its flaws (most notably, some confusing descriptions of the heroine's supernatural perceptions), I really enjoyed it. I loved the characters, setting, and general mood of the story. And not only does it satisfy "Bechdel's Rule," but it has some great interaction between the protagonist and her allies (both female and male).
lewispike on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I was left a little disappointed in this book. It's got a good premise, and some interesting characters, but it doesn't quite deliver.Perhaps the concept that dies and comes back to life gives supernatural powers is not quite developed nicely enough, not quite new enough. Perhaps it's the fact that the character doesn't buy into them, until in extremis, and I struggle to believe she'd surrender in such extremis in quite that way. The action and horror scene are just off too.It's a shame. It's short, it could be a lot better. I'll probably look at the next one to see if she gets better with practise, assuming there is another book.
kusine on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This was a pretty good first-in-a-series novel. Not fantastic, but it's got potential.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked a short story by author, so bought this novel. Her writing is decent and the premise and plot were interesting. But I found her protagonist so annoying that I kept futilely hoping the monsters would kill her. And WAY too much time boringly over describing the Gray world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skilled writing and interesting. No huge surprises either, kind of predictable. I'll buy at least one more in the series. Much better than some of the crap that passes for writing these days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Already starting chapter 11 and nothing interesin has happened yet! I dont are abou fhe main chaacter and nit sure i care enough abiit the story to keep reading
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Hello Seattle. So, this took me longer than I thought to read. I was looking forward to it. But had to take a break, well a lot of breaks from reading this, because I wasn't in the mood to continue. At times, I was getting bored. That doesn't mean I didn't like the book. I actually like MC Harper Blaine and when she's learning more about her new ability, gets to know her new found friends and enemies, and of course when she's investigating. Otherwise, it was a good start to a series I want to give a chance and read more from.
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
A very good story, I will definitely read the next installment.
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BADBD More than 1 year ago
Kat Richardson is one of the best author finds I've made in many, many years. It probably helps that I was  raised in Seattle, as were my mother and grandmother, so even The Grey -- that world-beside-world of  Seattle's dead community -- feels familiar and like places I've known or heard stories about since I was a toddler (which is many, many years ago now). Harper Blaine, Kat's protagonist, is well drawn and "real" from her first words to her last. Harper's sidekicks are equally well written and real -- even those one might not expect to meet more than once. This first book draws the mind-pictures you'll need to continue through the rest of the series. And, as a ferret owner myself, her ferret character is a real ferret -- perfectly nuanced and definitely alive. That's a first for me. I highly recommend the entire Greywalker series -- all 9 of them. Join the fun. Pick a favourite character. Imagine a really dire situation to put them in. I'll bet Kat beats you to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book harper blaine,mara,ben etc.. Love all the characters in this book ^_^
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