Tracking Magic

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
"Get Smart" meets "Ghost Busters!"-- A humorous urban fantasy. Five case files from Max Killian Investigations:

Max is hired to expel a ghost from a mansion, counteract an ancient curse, investigate a graveyard mystery and figure out which secrets are worth dying for.

All in a day's work--assuming he survives! More

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About Maria E. Schneider

Maria writes cozy mysteries, fantasy, paranormal mysteries and has just completed a ghost story.

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Review by: Kevin A. Lyons on March 26, 2016 :
I had Tracking Magic with me in my ereader on what turned out to be a busy day that consisted mostly of "hurry up and wait" chores. It turned out to be a good choice!

It's a short collection of stories about a (human) PI who operates in a world of magic and supernatural beings. Apparently, after the world returned to the gold standard for monetary systems magic was able to return.

The stories are well-written and while magic figures into the mysteries, the solutions rely on real-world logic and insight. There was some humor, but also poignancy and loss -- not unexpected in stories about mysteries and ghosts. By now it has been a long while, but I really wouldn't mind reading another Max Killian story.

I really liked these stories and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Stacy Daniels on July 18, 2010 :
Tracking Magic contains five easy to read short stories featuring detective Max Killian. Each case is separate and distinct, told from Max’s perspective. What I really liked about these stories was that while they all had paranormal elements (curses, ghosts, fairies), each case was actually solved by good old-fashioned detective work.

This charming little series is great for when you are short on time but still want something light and entertaining to read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: dreams on April 30, 2010 :
Just finished Tracking Magic by Maria E. Schneider and loved all the short "case files" by Max Killian Investigations. I think I first read a story with Max Killian in The Town Drunk magazine and couldn't wait to read more about his "cases".

I was pretty well hooked with the interesting first paragraph:" When he walked into my detective agency, I was suspicious. No one hired me these days, not since the elves moved into the building across the street with their big sign, “We Can Find... Anything!” Semi-nude fairies peered out between the letters."

The stories were fun to read and perfect for lunchtime breaks.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
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