REVIEW by Dolly: Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers #1) by C. E. Murphy (@ce_murphy , @fidget78)

Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt.

No worries. No pressure. Never mind the lack of sleep, the perplexing new talent for healing herself from fatal wounds, or the cryptic, talking coyote who appears in her dreams.

And if all that’s not bad enough, in the three years Joanne’s been a cop, she’s never seen a dead body—but she’s just come across her second in three days.

It’s been a bitch of a week.

And it isn’t over yet.


I’m re-reading this entire series.

Occasionally you get so far into a series and just can’t remember everything that has happened. This is especially true if there is a bit of time between books and if you’re like me, you read a lot of different authors with series. I was getting ready to read the most current C. E. Murphy book I have and realized I had completely lost the storyline line and with my 50-something year old memory, I was almost lost.

That’s the great thing about reading. You can re-do it. I find myself rereading bunches of books. Enough about me, my memory and etc.

Urban Shaman, the second time through was like a brand new series for me. I’d missed so much or should I say forgotten it. I adore Ms Murphy’s characters. They are so well fleshed out and filled in that it’s like making a new friend. Joanne has always been one of my favorites leads. Yea, she’s kickass but she’s human. She has doubts, makes mistakes and she’s funny too.

This series is a bit different than some and that makes it interesting, to me at least. The writing flows smoothly, the detail is fantastic and you just get involved with the story. The action goes on and on, so take a breath when you can.

My rating: 4.50 Stars


Dolly New

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  1. Oh shaman’s 🙂 that is different, I think I need to add this series to the sooner to read list

  2. and that Jim Butcher blurb on the cover sure has my attention!

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