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Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Bk. 4)
Walking Dead - The Walker Papers, Bk. 4
Author: C. E. Murphy
For once, Joanne Walker's not out to save the world. She's come to terms with the host of shamanic powers she's been given, her job as a police detective has been relatively calm, and she's got a love life for the first time in memory. Not bad for a woman who started out the year mostly dead. But it's Halloween, and the undead have just crashed ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373803019
ISBN-10: 037380301X
Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Pages: 416
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4.1 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Luna
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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NonExistence avatar reviewed Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Bk. 4) on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Yet another series I CANNOT get enough of. "Walking Dead" is C.E. Murphy's latest in her 'Walker Paper' series about
Joanne Walker, shamaness/auto mechanic/cop. Now if that combination doesn't make you want to read this series, I don't know what would!

It's been a chaotic year for Joanne. Her otherworld mentor, Coyote, died in the last book.

Joanne is NOT your typical heroine. She's almost six feet tall, more into muscle cars than muscle men, and is often
resentful of what her birthright has given her. I guess that makes her the 'reluctant heroine' instead of the 'reluctant
hero'. Yet her complaints fall just short of 'whine' territory and the combination of mystery, action, and magic is
perfectly suited to my tastes.

All in all I'm headed for a great read on Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, Book 5).
mama2timmy-daphne avatar reviewed Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Bk. 4) on + 35 more book reviews
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Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Book 4) brings us back to Joanne Walker, police woman, shaman & heroine extraordinaire. When the book opens, Joanne is starting to have some semblance of a life. She's hosting a party, has a boyfriend and is enjoying her new position as a detective partnered with Billy Holiday. Naturally, this is where things start to fall apart. The party is going well when dead souls start to arrive, sending everything into a tizzy. Joanne is forced to use her abilities in front of a lot of people she'd rather not, including Phoebe her fencing instructor and fledgling friend. But, these souls are just the tip of the iceberg & something bigger and badder is coming to town. The Cauldron of Matholwch is stolen and a black mist is settling over everything threatening to empty out the cemeteries on Halloween and there's been another prediction of her death. Oh, and her partner's pregnant wife is due to deliver any time now....

Such is the life of Joanne Walker. Her life was pretty uneventful until about a year ago when her dying mother invited her to Ireland for a visit. Since then, she's learned how her father's Cherokee heritage and her mother's Celtic heritage combined to create a unique soul--hers--destined for greatness. She's a very powerful shaman on a warrior's path and she's bringing along her friends and the Seattle PD along for the ride.

The latest installment in the Walker Papers series, Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Book 4) brings us a Joanne Walker who is growing, both in her powers and in her maturity. In Coyote Dreams (The Walker Papers, Book 3), she chose to take a promotion to use her powers to help solve crimes while sacrificing a potential personal relationship with Captain Morrison. She's looking at herself as more of a successful shaman than as the wreck of a person she saw herself as in the past. Overall, things are looking up until the supernatural aspect of her life throws a monkey wrench into her personal life. Of course, she tries to take everything on by herself and gets thrown for a loop when her friends ride to the rescue. Once again, CE Murphy does not fail to entertain. I especially appreciated the references to The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman, although having read the book and seen the movie so many times that I can't remember if her references were truly from the movie or the book :) No matter, the humor is unbelievably appropriate to Joanne, who is fast becoming one of my favorite characters. My only hope for this series is that Joanne travel back to North Carolina to truly embrace her shamanism--maybe one of the upcoming books will tackle that?

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reviewed Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Bk. 4) on + 929 more book reviews
This one is much better than the last two books. It has more action and has more scenes of the side characters which I love. Joanne has definitely grown up quite a bit here but still has a bit of humor. This one is more like the first book of the series.

Looking forward to reading "Demon Hunts," the next installment.
solarawynn avatar reviewed Walking Dead (The Walker Papers, Bk. 4) on + 724 more book reviews
Was a great read,we see Joanne growing and learning. Will be too long until the next book comes out

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