Justin Gustainis
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Justin Gustainis

Justin Gustainis grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and is now a college professor living in upstate New York. Prior to his career in academe, he was, at various times, a soldier, garment worker, speechwriter and professional bodyguard. He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Scranton (a school that figures prominently in several of his novels) and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Gustainis began writing fiction in the mid-1990s while maintaining his academic job. He focused initially on short stories, and won prizes in a number of writing contests, including the prestigious Raymond Carver story competition. His stories won the Graverson Award for Horror twice, in consecutive years. In 2008 he was accepted for and attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop.
His books include the novels THE HADES PROJECT (2003), BLACK MAGIC WOMAN (2008), EVIL WAYS (2009), SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (2011) and HARD SPELL (2011), as well as an anthology he edited, THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS: TALES OF OCCULT DETECTIVES (2011).
He was married to Patricia Grogan from 1997 until her death in 2007. He finds that he misses her very much.

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    • Hard Spell

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brook
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural....

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    • Predictable and Flat

    • By Madeleine on 03-29-14

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    • Black Magic Woman

    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • Known Devil

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 3
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "My name's Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets"....

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    • Evil Dark

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 87
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    A series of seemingly motiveless murders of supernatural creatures points to a vigilante targeting the supe community of Scranton....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator made it sound like a cartoon

    • By LaurelOlivia on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Evil Ways

    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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    Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, "white witch" Libby Chastain, are each in pursuit of a vicious killer....

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