Yancy Lazarus

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 894 ratings

Strange Magic Publisher's Summary

Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there's a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he's been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart - helping others in his circles is a good way to die - just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA.

As a favor to a friend, Yancy agrees to take a little looksee into the massacre and boom, he's stuck in a turf war between two rival gangs, which both think he's pinch-hitting for the other side. Oh, and there's also a secretive dark mage with some mean ol' magical chops and a small army of hyena-faced, body-snatching baddies. It might be time to seriously reconsider some of his life choices.

Yancy is a bluesman, a rambler, a gambler, but not much more. Sure, he can do a little magic - maybe even more than just a little magic - but he knows enough to keep his head down and stay clear of freaky-deaky hoodoo like this business in LA. Somehow though, he's been set up to take a real bad fall - the kind of very permanent fall that leaves a guy with a toe tag. That's unless, of course, he can find out who is responsible for the gangland murders, make peace in the midst of the gang feud, and takeout said magical dark mage before he hexes Yancy into an early retirement. Easy right? Stupid. Bleeding. Heart.

©2014 James A. Hunter (Adam W. Strode) (P)2015 James A. Hunter (Adam W. Strode)
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  • Book 1

    • Strange Magic

    • A Yancy Lazarus Novel, Volume 1
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 356

    Yancy Lazarus is having a bad day: there's a bullet lodged in his butt cheek, his face looks like the site of a demolition derby, and he's been saran-wrapped to a banquet table. He never should have answered the phone. Stupid bleeding heart - helping others in his circles is a good way to die - just ask the gang members ripped to pieces by some kind of demonic nightmare in LA.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love it

    • By DonDiva on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Cold Hearted

    • A Yancy Lazarus Novel, Episode 2
    • By: James Hunter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Yancy Lazarus just wants to be left alone. He wants to play his blues music, smoke a few cigarettes, and otherwise leave the supernatural world to fend for itself. He especially wants to be left alone by the Guild of the Staff - the mage ruling body where he used to work as a fix-it man. But when a little kid gets nabbed by an ancient fae creature from the nether regions of Winter, and the Guild refuses to set things right, he just can't seem to heed good sense and leave things be.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry Dresden eat your heart out

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Wendigo Rising

    • A Yancy Lazarus Novel
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Bigfoot is real. Yancy Lazarus - mage, bluesman, and rambler - knows because there happens to be a nine-foot-tall, walking myth standing in the road, flagging him down. Yancy just can't escape his reputation as a supernatural fix-it man even when cruising through the forgotten backwoods of Montana. Turns out Bigfoot has a serious problem on his hands: one of his own has gone rogue, developing a taste for the flesh of humans and Sasquatch alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can you smell what the Wendigo is Cookin'???

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Savage Prophet

    • Yancy Lazarus Series, Book 4
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Legions of murderous undead, Haitian voodoo, and a 5,000-year-old serpent god. Yeah, 'cause that's exactly what Yancy Lazarus needs in his life: more complications. As if being the Hand of Fate and the newly appointed guardian over one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse wasn't headache enough. All Yancy wants is an easy life on the open road - chock-full of ribs, beer, cigarettes, and smoky bars blaring with gritty blues music - but that just isn't in the cards. Nope, not anymore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can things get any darker? Only if you're Yancy!

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Brimstone Blues

    • Yancy Lazarus Series, Book 5
    • By: James A. Hunter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Kevin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Yancy Lazarus - mage, bluesman, and demon-souled - is having the worst hangover of his life. He just woke up in a dingy hotel in literal Hell with one eye missing, an arm covered in swirling golden tattoos, and no recollection of the past six months. All he wants is to figure out how he ended up in the Great Below and whether there’s a way home. But getting out of Hell is no easy feat. Yancy is the most wanted man in the infernal city of Pandæmonium, and he’s being hunted by demonic cutthroats for a series of high-profile murders he can’t remember committing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No actual demons were harmed in this book!

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95