Occult Crimes Unit Investigations

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 349 ratings

Hard Spell Publisher's Summary

Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me.

"My name’s Markowski, a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD’s Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets."

Justin Gustainis was born in Northeast Pennsylvania in 1951. He attended college at the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university that figures prominently in several of his writings. He is currently a Professor of Communication at Plattsburgh State University. His popular series of urban fantasy novels featuring investigator Quincey Morris include Evil Ways, Black Magic Woman, and the forthcoming Sympathy for the Devil.

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  • Book 1

    • Hard Spell

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brook
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me. “My name’s Markowski, a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD’s Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.”

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable and Flat

    • By Madeleine on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Evil Dark

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    A series of seemingly motiveless murders of supernatural creatures points to a vigilante targeting the supe community of Scranton. Markowski wouldn’t normally have much of a problem with that, but his daughter may be next on the killer’s list... Justin Gustainis was born in Northeast Pennsylvania in 1951. He attended college at the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university that figures prominently in several of his writings. He is currently a Professor of Communication at Plattsburgh State University.

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

    • By LaurelOlivia on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 3

    • Known Devil

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 3
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    "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". A new supernatural gang is intent on invading Scranton - as if I didn't have enough to contend with! Supernatural gang warfare? Not on my watch! Justin Gustainis was born in Northeast Pennsylvania in 1951. He attended college at the University of Scranton, a Jesuit university that figures prominently in several of his writings.

    Regular price: $15.48