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Dead Witch Walking

Harrison, Kim

Paperback - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dead Witch Walking
Bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan helps to keep the vampires and other night creatures of Cinncinati in line and away from the city's innocent inhabitants.

Publisher: New York : Eos / HarperCollins, [2007], c2004
ISBN: 0060572965
Branch Call Number: HARRISON K
Characteristics: 416 p. ; 17 cm


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1st in a series involving predominantly witches and vampires.

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Aug 27, 2014

This is Book Number One.

May 23, 2014

Loved it and the whole series. A few parts are questionable but in the end I fell for the characters and the story.

Oct 03, 2013

couldnt get into it

Aug 08, 2012
  • anisoz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Slow beginning to an outstanding series. Glad I stuck with it. Jenks is a fantastic character, and I'm glad to follow him through the series.

Apr 11, 2012
  • Ulla11 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I actually quite enjoyed this book. I absolutely loved Jenks and I cannot wait to keep on reading the series. Oh, BTW, Jenks is 4 inches tall not 6 and this book is not meant to be "thought provoking," it's meant to be entertaning. And so it is! I really enjoyed the plot with all the twists and turns and, yes, with Rachel's screw-ups and all. They make it entertaining. If you want something "thought provoking" I suggest you read Marx. ;o)

Nov 20, 2011
  • emerge rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Read lots of these urban fantsy series & this one was just average. It tries too hard to be funny but is just mildly amusing in places. Thank goodness for the Jenks character, he's the best thing in it. More suitable as teen literature than adult .

Aug 17, 2011
  • irenelaf rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was embarassed to be reading a book where a 6-inch pixie is one of the main characters! And then the brief appearance of a leprochaun and small fairies. Felt rather juvenile to me. I prefer Karen Marie Moning's big, hunky fairies...thank you very much! This book isn't labelled YA (13-21) but it seems like it's better suited for younger adults (early 20s) {reasons - tame nature of the action, no swearing, non-existent sexual content, etc}.

The tomatoes thing I thought was a bit cheezy and unimaginative. Come on... This book was by no means thought provoking! I felt no connection to any of the characters.

Certainly the author must have has it in mind to leave LOTS OF ROOM for Rachel's character to grow as, in this book, she's not too smart (poor planner), makes a lot of mistakes, and comes off as rather weak despite her good reflexes. I'm sure she'll become wiser, almighty powerful, and grow thicker skin in a few books...

Glad I got #1 over and done with. I'll try the next. I won't give up yet as this series has great reviews further on in the series

Aug 08, 2011

Once I figured out some of the slang, I was suprised how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are suprisingly well-drawn for the first novel in a new series, especially my new favorite—Jenks. I hope to see more of him in the books to come.

Apr 14, 2011
  • LiteraChick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In my opinion, the best Urban Fantasty writer these days is Kim Harrison. I put her ahead of Charlaine Harris and Jeanine Frost simply because unlike those two (respectively) Kim starts her series with tons of details entailing her modern-day telling of a new society dealing with vampires, witches and weres; She never fails to write a page turner and each book you read gets better and more descriptive with the world she has created. You can tell there is great respect and care that she puts into her characters and their relationships with each other. How can you not fall in love with Jenks, a pixie with 54 kids and a penchant for hilariously cursing Tinkerbell? Rachel Morgan, the lead character is written smartly with real personality defects and a serious passion for her friends and recognizing them as her family. This series heavily pulls from new characters and rules so it doesn't get stale with each book, while at the same time never seeming to change these rules conveniently for plot protection like some fanstasy writers can do. You'll love this series, they are so much fun to read!

Mar 11, 2011
  • Speed_Demon_Reader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First book of 9 book The Hallows series. Enjoyed the story, characters, and action. Good read. Read the whole series including the recently released Pale Demon...I didn't know this at first, but for all you youngens like me: Kim Harrison names all her books in this series after old Clint Eastwood movies. Just thought I share.Enjoy

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May 30, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Apr 20, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

White witch Rachel Morgan has been a bounty hunter for Inderland Security for the last three years and it's been a constant bumbling battle for good assignments to prove her worth. She's become bored and disillusioned with the job and she wants out. Problem is, retiring from I.S. means a swift and sure retirement from life. The I.S. doesn't take kindly to broken contracts.
She's got a risky idea that may get her around that, though...if she lives long enough to see it through. Rachel figures that if she can tag the largest brimstone dealer in the Hollows and Cincinnati area, she'll be able to get her contract paid off. However, getting the evidence to bring him down will be far from easy.

With the help of her pixy bodyguard and her living vampire roommate, she may just succeed. If she can quit getting caught.


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May 30, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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May 30, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Damn it back to the turn I would be lucky to survive this I.S. contract - Rachel about the contract out on her life.

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