Justin Gustainis: Scary Scribe


Books

Evil Dark bookEvil Dark
now available at Amazon.com, 2012.
In this second adventure of Stan Markowski and the Scranton Police Department's Occult Crimes Investigation Unit, Stan and the crew are confronted with the kind of crime they never even knew existed.
Someone is making supernatural "snuff films" and selling them on the black market. Each one of these sadistic videos follows the same pattern: two men are shown, both tied to chairs. Then, off-camera, a sorcerer summons a demon, which "possesses" one of the men. He is then released from his bonds, and the demon uses the body of its new host to commit various gross atrocities on the poor bastard in the other chair, until the victim finally dies.
The FBI has been after the perpetrators of this vileness for some time, but now they have shocking news for Stan and the rest of the Supe Squad: there is evidence that at least one of the videos was recorded in Scranton.
Stan and the other detectives are on the case at once, but there are certain criminal interests who want their investigation to stop, and who will do anything — anything — to keep the blood money flowing.

Sympathy for the Devil bookSympathy for the Devil
Solaris Books, 2011.
Presidential candidate Senator Howard Stark has been secretly possessed by a demon. Hell wants to put Stark in the White House, where he will use the powers of the presidency to destroy the world. Although originally thought to have little chance for the nomination, Stark has been eliminating the competition, through "accidents," "suicides," and the revelation of scandalous information that no human could possibly possess. Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain know what Stark is up to, and are determined to stop him before it's too late. Their only obstacles: the U.S. Secret Service and all the powers of Hell itself.

Hard Spell bookHard Spell
Angry Robot Books, 2011.
In this "alternate universe," supernatural creatures really exist, and everybody knows it. In Scranton, PA, when a "supe" breaks the law, they call Detective Sgt. Stan Markowski of the Occult Crimes Unit. Now somebody is murdering vampires in Scranton, and Stan learns that it's all part of a renegade wizard's ritual to gain ultimate power. Unless this evil magician can be stopped before the spell is completed, Bad Things Will Happen. Fortunately, when it comes to busting supes, Stan markowski is one bad motherf**ker.

Those Who Fight Monsters bookThose Who Fight Monsters (Editor)
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2011.
Subtitled "Tales of Occult Detectives," this book showcases some of the best writers in modern urban fantasy, writing about their best-known characters. The authors include Simon R. Green, Tanya Huff, Lilith Saintcrow, Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge, Laura Ann Gilman, C.T. Adams, and Cathy Clamp.

Evil Ways bookEvil Ways
Solaris Books, 2008.
Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain investigate a series of murders where white witches are being hunted down and killed—and Libby may be next on the list. Meanwhile, the FBI is stymied by a series of child murders around the country, in which the victims' organs are being removed for use in occult rituals. Quincey and Libby don't want to get involved, but they may have no choice. From Iraq to Idaho, the trail of clues leads straight to Walter Grobius, a crazed billionaire who plans the biggest black magic ritual of all time. If he isn't stopped, all Hell will break loose—for real.

Black Magic Woman bookBlack Magic Woman
Solaris Books, 2008.
Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch LIbby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a seris of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself—the very heart of darkness.

The Hades Project bookThe Hades Project
Brighid's Fire Books, 2003.
In a government-funded laboratory, a team of scientists has inadvertently discovered the gateway to Hell. The door they created was open for only an instant, but that was long enough for something utterly evil to escape. Now it roams the Eastern U.S., killing and torturing at will. And it has plans—big plans—for our world and all who live in it.



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Justin Gustainis, Scary Scribe