Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 514 ratings

Southern Bound Publisher's Summary

When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem.

And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies. One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which something as innocent as a book can turn deadly.

Real North Carolina history mixes with fantasy magic in this pulse-pounding, paranormal-mystery series.

©2012 Stuart Jaffe (P)2013 Stuart Jaffe
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  • Book 1

    • Southern Bound

    • Max Porter, Book 1
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem. And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good story, and the Author Narrated Great!

    • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Southern Charm

    • Max Porter Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When Max and the gang are hired by an art forging ghost to find a lost painting, Max thinks it'll be easy money. But villains old and new come out, and the race is on for the painting and the secrets it contains. A race that will lead Max into a mess of magic spells, haunted houses, ancient curses, and even Blackbeard the Pirate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grabs your attention and won't let go!

    • By Jan on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Southern Belle

    • A Max Porter Paranormal Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Max thought he had enough trouble dealing with one witch in Winston-Salem. But a new case brings to light an entire coven of witches - angry, cursed, dead witches. Lucky for Max he has the aid of his partner, the ghost of 1940s detective Marshall Drummond, and his sharp-witted wife, Sandra. Together, they'll face enemies at every turn, and things only get worse when the mysterious Hull family and the FBI start poking into Max's life. He'll need all his team can give with a case that involves the theft of a cursed bell, dark magic, spirit possession, and ghastly murders.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1-3

    • The Max Porter Box Set, Volume 1

    • Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries Box Set
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    Delve into a world both Real and Supernatural when North Carolina history mixes with the paranormal in this pulse-pounding series. With over 50,000 readers, the Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries is a highly addictive series that'll keep you turning pages late into the night. Fun, funny, suspenseful, and scary, this omnibus edition includes the first three books in the best-selling series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Colonelswife on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Southern Gothic

    • Max Porter Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Times are rough for Max and Sandra. They've lost their income, live in a trailer, and struggle to make ends meet - all due to the resurrected Tucker Hull. To make matters worse, the ghost detective, Marshall Drummond, refuses to move on and resides in their trailer. Barely able to afford food, they are desperate to get back on their feet. So, when Max's sole client is murdered in the mysterious Baxter House, he knows they've reached the breaking point. And there's only one way out - push on through.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the extra suspense in the story

    • By Liesl scholtz on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Southern Haunts

    • A Max Porter Paranormal Mystery
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Max and Sandra Porter have encountered many frightening things in North Carolina, encounters that left them broke and broken. Now, just as Max and Sandra are getting their lives back together, they meet a pregnant woman convinced her house is trying to possess her baby. But this is no ordinary haunted house. Every avenue they investigate leads Max to the same daunting conclusion - there is no ghost doing the haunting. Yet something supernatural clearly is involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT A SERIES!

    • By Betty on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Southern Curses

    • Max Porter Paranormal Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When Max and Sandra moved to North Carolina, they walked into a world of ghost, witches, and curses. Over the years, and with the help of the ghost of 1940s detective Marshall Drummond, they have fought to build a life for themselves. But now, it all goes on the line. No fight from their past can match what awaits when the Hull family and the Magi Group go to war. Caught between the magic and muscle of these groups, Max and Sandra will have to call in all the help they can find if they are to survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always engaging

    • By Marie P Hunniecutt on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4-6

    • The Max Porter Box Set: Volume 2

    • Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries Box Set
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The magic continues when North Carolina history mixes with the paranormal in the Max Porter paranormal mysteries. Fun, funny, suspenseful, and scary, this omnibus edition includes three audiobooks in the best-selling series: Southern Gothic, Southern Haunts, and Southern Curses.  

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Southern Rites

    • Max Porter Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    After spending years in North Carolina, Max and Sandra thought they knew how the world of ghosts, witches, and curses worked. With the aid of a ghost, they had defeated the dreaded Hull family. Now, without the Hulls, control of magic in North Carolina is in free fall. When graves from the 1700s start breaking through to the surface, Max and his team find themselves caught in the middle of the fight, and every decision he makes could have consequences that reverberate through the entire magic world.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Southern Craft

    • Max Porter Mysteries, Volume 8
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Old Relics, New Power Max and the gang are no strangers to battling ghosts, witches and curses. But when they are hired to free a family of witches who have been locked in their mansion by magic, they find themselves on strange ground. After all, helping witches never was in the job description. 

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Southern Spirit

    • Max Porter Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Stuart Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Max Porter has had his share of odd cases. That goes with the territory when one of your partners is the ghost of a 1940s detective. But the idea of being hired by a witch coven to save witches seems wrong from the start, and it only gets worse. 

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

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