James Swain is the national bestselling author of fourteen mystery novels. His novels have been translated into French, Japanese, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by "Publishers Weekly "and "Kirkus Reviews." Swain has received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for fiction, and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.
Swain has taken Batman's tortured backstory and blended it with the genealogical paranormal heritage of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches to create a breathtaking dark fantasy with an intriguing story that will attract both urban fantasy and supernatural thriller fans. "Library Journal" "Dark Magic" smartly folds the spirit world and elements of the occult into sophisticated hacking and modern crime-fighting to create compulsively readable, genre-spanning suspense fiction. "Booklist" "Dark Magic "is a thriller that really thrills. Swain has written a story filled with compelling characters and an amazing plotline. This book grabs you by the throat, and doesn't let go. Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Witness A darkly brilliant story of magic and witchcraft that asks the reader to believe the unbelievable. I chose to believe, and could not put the book down. Curl up in your favorite chair and prepare yourself to be fully enthralled. David Copperfield on Dark Magic Magicians, demons and witches oh my! James Swain's "Dark Magic" twists and turns in a breathless rush that keeps the reader guessing from the first magic act to the final curtain call. A definite page turner! Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Born to Die Jim Swain's books are must-reads for me. He writes non-stop nail-biters that are impossible to put down. His characters are unique, and practically leap off the page. Try him, and you'll find out what I mean. "Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of The Affair" "Dark Magic" is entertainment magic, a thrilling and wildly creative ride that surprised me every step of the way. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girl"