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ISBN10: 0765331829
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“[Jaime] Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can't wait to get to know better. Delias Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night's sleep.” —Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delias most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.

Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.

It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again. 

And who is now aware of Delias existence.

Review:

"Moyer's strong debut, set in 1915 San Francisco, combines murder, troubled spirits, and a tender romance. Being able to see ghosts is not unusual for Delia Martin, but she's disconcerted when one begins to follow her around. All Delia can determine is that voiceless Shadow is tormented by her own past and hopes that Delia can set things right. San Francisco police lieutenant Gabriel Ryan is handsome, clever, and thoughtful, and he's willing to believe Delia's tales of ghosts — but being near him makes Shadow restless and disturbed. What is it about him that Shadow knows but can't communicate? Though there are occasions where the story bogs down in modern attitudes and mores, Moyer's detailed research regarding early-20th-century police work and the San Francisco Panama — Pacific Expo help make this romantic supernatural murder mystery sparkle. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency. (Sept)." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delias most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.

Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.

It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again. 

And who is now aware of Delias existence.

About the Author

JAIME LEE MOYERs Delias Shadow won the 2009 Columbus Literary Award for Fiction. Moyer has sold short fiction to Lone Star Stories, Daily Science Fiction, and to the Triangulations: End of the Rainbow, and Triangulations: Last Contact anthologies, and edited the 2010 Rhysling Award Anthology for the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Moyer lives in San Antonio with writer Marshall Payne, three cats, three guitars, and a growing collection of books and music.

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The Lost Entwife, September 19, 2013 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
Delia's Shadow was just the book to break me out of a terrible reading funk. For days I'd been dragging myself to various titles, trying to conjure up enough interest to just get a dozen pages read only to find myself staring out the window, wishing I could recapture my love of reading. So I decided, hey - let's pick up a title that has an interesting cover and premise and, oh yeah, let's also make sure I will not want to turn the lights out at night. That sounds like fun - and people... it was fun.

Have you seen the show The Ghost Whisperer? Are you a fan of said show? If so, this is the story for you. Delia is haunted by a young woman (well, she sees ghosts all the time, but this young woman in particular, latches onto her) and sets out to find out the message that her "shadow (ghost)" has communicated to her. Set in San Francisco, the setting here is fun, lively, and interesting - especially with a backdrop of tragedy that provides quite a few ghosts for interesting little asides in the story.

But, as always there seems to be a but these days, I will warn you that, at times, the dialog can come off as a bit cheesy and a little cliche. After all, there is a theme of romance (why, Jaime Lee Moyer? Why did there need to be a romance in this story?) that weakens the scary-factor of the book, but it isn't enough of an annoyance to take away from the sheer, unadulterated, pure fun I had while whizzing through the pages.

So if you are looking for a light, slightly scary (I did turn off the lights, but only after thinking about it a while) story that involves ghosts, tragedy, murder, and romance, than I suggest you pick up Delia's Shadow. It doesn't disappoint.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765331823
Author:
Moyer, Jaime Lee
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140520
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 3 black and white maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Moyer's strong debut, set in 1915 San Francisco, combines murder, troubled spirits, and a tender romance. Being able to see ghosts is not unusual for Delia Martin, but she's disconcerted when one begins to follow her around. All Delia can determine is that voiceless Shadow is tormented by her own past and hopes that Delia can set things right. San Francisco police lieutenant Gabriel Ryan is handsome, clever, and thoughtful, and he's willing to believe Delia's tales of ghosts — but being near him makes Shadow restless and disturbed. What is it about him that Shadow knows but can't communicate? Though there are occasions where the story bogs down in modern attitudes and mores, Moyer's detailed research regarding early-20th-century police work and the San Francisco Panama — Pacific Expo help make this romantic supernatural murder mystery sparkle. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency. (Sept)." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delias most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.

Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.

It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again. 

And who is now aware of Delias existence.

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