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eBook Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation ePub

by M. R. Sellars

  • ISBN: 0967822106
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: M. R. Sellars
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Willowtree Pr Llc (May 31, 2000)
  • ePub book: 1557 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1692 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 790

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A Rowan Gant Investigation. A Novel of Suspense and Magick.

A Rowan Gant Investigation. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission.

HARM NONE, is one of the most remarkable books I've read this year. This is the first book by . Sellars I have read but it is not gping to be the last. Sellars' superior story telling ability! - - Elizabeth Henze, Murder on the Internet Express. Some of the books that are considered occult subject novels can be kind of cheesy but I did not find any cheese in this one. I would highly recommend this series of books because once you start the series you won't be able to put it down.

Book 1 of 10 in the A Rowan Gant Investigation Series. HARM NONE, is one of the most remarkable books I've read this year. Sellars' superior story telling ability!” - - Elizabeth Henze, Murder on the Internet Express. This book is a page eater. Once you start, you find yourself pushing to the end and rooting for the pagans. - - Honnha Newberry, Mystic Journeys.

Still, neither she, nor Detective Deckert, seemed inclined to believe my claim about the glove, and I couldn’t really blame them. I could provide no evidence to back up my statement, and they really. had no idea who I was. I often thought that life would be much easier if I could just say, Hey, I’m a card carrying Witch, see? and show an ID badge. Of course, that would only work if the rest of the world were disposed to saying, Oh, well, why didn’t you say that in the first place?

This is the first book in the Rowan Gant Mysteries series that introduces us to, not surprisingly, Rowan Gant.

This is the first book in the Rowan Gant Mysteries series that introduces us to, not surprisingly, Rowan Gant. Rowan is a witch, not a hocus pocus turning you into a frog kind of witch but a practicing Wiccan. The story starts out when Rowan’s best friend, Ben, who’s a homicide detective, asks him to help decipher some Pagan symbols that were found at a murder scene, drawn with the victim’s blood

Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigations . Sellars WillowTree Press ISBN 0967822106 June2000This is the debut of . Sellars "Rowan Gant Investigations series

Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigations . Sellars "Rowan Gant Investigations series. Rowan Gant is contacted by a good friend Detective Ben Storm to answer questions about his religion, which is Wicca, and to give his alibi for the time of the murder. Rowan explains to his friend that even though he is a witch in "The Craft" their code is to harm none, and they do not sacrifice animals or people. When Ben shows Rowan pictures of the crime scene, Rowan realizes he knows the victim. The victim, Ariel, was.

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My name is Rowan Gant. I’m just an average gu. ell, except for the fact that I’m a Witch Books related to Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation. ell, except for the fact that I’m a Witch. That last part is the reason I’m the go-to-guy for the local cops whenever a murder is a little beyond the pale and they need a consultant with knowledge of the Occult. I didn’t actually want the job, but apparently the job wanted me. It all started when I was asked to decipher some symbols found at a crime scene. Books related to Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation.

Murvel Russell Sellars, Jr. (M. Sellars) (born February 20, 1962) is an American paranormal, thriller, horror, and mystery writer. He is best known for his Rowan Gant Investigations series about a practicing Witch turned occult detective, who aids the Saint Louis police department in solving bizarre crimes. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, and a former member of the Horror Writers Association.

THE WITCH AND THE DEAD. They say dead men tell no tales, but truth is they tell me way too much. I’m Rowan Gant, a Witch with a curse. It all started when the police asked me to look at some occult symbols found at a crime scene. Almost as soon as I saw them, the victim started speaking to me. Now I have to find her killer if I ever want to sleep agai. ore.

HARM NONE: A Rowan Gant Investigation (Book 1)Satan always gets the blame...A ritual killing, complete with Occult symbols. The chilling words, ALL IS FORGIVEN scrawled in the victim's own blood. This is definitely NOT just another run of the mill crime scene for Metropolitan Saint Louis Homicide. Wary of the lip service from the department's "cult expert," Detective Benjamin Storm contacts his long time friend, Rowan Gant for advice. A freelance computer consultant with a penchant for studying religions and spirituality, Rowan also happens to be a practicing, modern-day Witch. He easily sheds light on the meanings behind the symbols, however, what they reveal is that this murder is only a prelude to much more ritualistic bloodletting, all in order to feed the killer's delusions.

Comments

heart of sky heart of sky
When one thinks of Wiccan mystery stories the works of Rosemary Edghill and Mercedes Lackey come quickly to mind. Now, adding to that august pair comes a third, M. R. Sellars. I believe Sellars may be unique, in the occult mystery genre in that he has chosen a male witch, Rowan Gant, as the primary protagonist. This affects the Wiccan rituals described in 'Harm None' as well, references to Diana (the Goddess) are carefully balanced with references to Pan.
When Detective Ben Storm, an old friend stops in for cigars and a drink, it turns out that it is not just a friendly visit. A horrific murder has occurred that has the St. Louis Police Department in an uproar. A young woman was skinned alive and then her throat was slashed. Evidences of ritual magic are all over the crime scene, and Ben needs Rowan's help to understand what has happened. As he studies the scene, Rowan realizes that he knows the victim, Ariel Tanner, a witch taught by Rowan and his wife Felicity. Confronted with this Rowan insists on deeper involvement.
In a short period of time the victim count goes up quickly. Each crime is more careful and more sophisticated than the last. The killer has stopped slashing throats, and is now tearing the beating hearts out of his victims through bleeding pentacles. Rowan's crime scene visions and haunting dreams provide valuable clues, but are not enough to pinpoint the ritual mage and stop him before he kills again. All these deaths are simply for practice, preparation for the real ritual. Which is due to happen all too soon.
There are plenty of suspects, and all of Ariel's coven must be considered. Especially Devon Johnstone, who was thrown out of the cover for breaking the first rule if Wicca and sacrificing an animal. Another suspect is R.J., unsuccessfully enamored of Ariel; he turns up suddenly at Ariel's apartment and seems connected to all the victims. Rowan's own problems trying to identify the killer are worsened when the FBI gets involved in the person of Special Agent Mandalay, who has no time for Rowan's 'hocus pocus.'
There is always a potential problem in occult crime fiction - that the investigating witch or mage's powers will overwhelm the plot. Rowan's powers are not trivial. Besides the ability to enter the spirit world and re-experience the murder, he can manage hypnosis and glamour, shield himself, and sense magical force. Fortunately Sellars has left him vulnerable to physical and spiritual attack, as well as prone to the same human errors. And magical confrontations are kept to a minimum.
Over all, the story is well balanced, although characterization is a bit skimpy outside the inner circle of characters. Nor would it have hurt to provide a bit more background on Felicity and Rowan as well. How two Wiccan's, a computer programmer and a professional photographer wound up in St. Louis, Missouri would be an interesting tale in istself. Sellars knowledge of Wicca and ritual magic is at least solid enough that I was unable to spot any embarrassing mistakes. Overall, I found 'Harm None' started a bit slowly, but the pace picked up considerable until it became hard to put down. It will be interesting to see what Sellars does next with this series.
Cenneel Cenneel
I enjoyed Mr. Sellar's book quite a lot. His portrayal of Wicca & Wiccan/Pagan practitioners is wonderful, down to earth & realistic. (And it's nice to see witches as the "good guys" for a change....)

The plot is gripping & Mr. Sellar's has created a core cast of characters that are very engaging.

I do feel that you can see some elements of the "first book" syndrome, however. Some of the story's plotting seems a little out of place, but aside from that, quite a good read.

If you enjoy solid murder mysteries, with a tasty dash of the occult, you should give Rowan Gant's story a read. And then move on to the next books.
Minnai Minnai
MR Sellars is a true witch, and it shows in the way that Rowan and Felicity are portrayed. (I've had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sellars and he's one of the funniest individuals I've ever met--loved him with Dorothy Morrison at 13 Moons in Occoquan, VA.) There are loads of twists and turns in this murder mystery and you never quite know who it is until it's revealed. I'm happy to see another author portray Wiccans/pagans in a positive manner. I've read all his books to date (except the one that was just released) and they are all wonderful. Brightest blessings, MR.
Wyameluna Wyameluna
I bought this copy for a friend and I can not speak for her, but I have read this book and loved it. It is a detective novel. It is also a Witch novel. The witches seem like the real deal. They act like real witches. The magic is a little bit over the top, but only to keep the plot going. I have read all of the books in this series and they are wonderful.
Reighbyra Reighbyra
Finally an author who can write riveting mystery and get the spiritual facts straight! Plus, the fact that all the talk about the Spiritual beliefs are not talked about in a derogatory manner is definitely a bonus. I have only been able to read the first 3 of the Rowan Gant series but I loved them and recommend them to anyone who will listen :o) I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. M.R. Sellars has a great sense of humor, the stories flow well, the characters are well developed and you will definitely not be bored. If you continue on with the series, there isn't a whole lot of retelling of stories or character backgrounds like in some books. Hearing the same thing over and over again about a character in each new installment in a series drives me crazy! There are short reminders but half the book isn't being taken up with a character rebuild. You will laugh, you will cry and you will be wowed!
TheSuspect TheSuspect
This is the first book by M.R. Sellars I have read but it is not gping to be the last. I have already ordered the next book in the Rowan Gant Investigation series. Some of the books that are considered occult subject novels can be kind of cheesy but I did not find any cheese in this one. I would highly recommend this series of books because once you start the series you won't be able to put it down. Be smart and order more than the first one because then you won't have to wait for the second one to come in the mail.( along with the third and fourth ones). They will keep you guessing and wanting more just like a good book should.
Samulkis Samulkis
Loved the pace of the story. The accuracy and care with the Craft aspects. I'll be looking forward to the next episode