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Riga Hayworth Mystery Books In Order

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Publication Order of Riga Hayworth Books

The Metaphysical Detective (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemical Detective (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shamanic Detective (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Infernal Detective (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elemental Detective (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hoodoo Detective (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hermetic Detective (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gargoyle Chronicles (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unbound (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sigil Detective (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Banshee Detective (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Riga Hayworth Mystery series is a successful book series written by a popular American author named Kristen Weiss. This novel series is based on the paranormal, mystery, and urban fantasy genres. There is a total of 6 books in this series, which were released between the years 2011 and 2014. Each and every book of this series features the chief protagonist in the role of Riga Hayworth, who hails from the Bay Area of San Francisco and works as a detective. Riga Hayworth deal with the beings of both the human world and paranormal world for solving the mysteries. All the books of the mystery series are quite successful and have helped Kristen Weiss in establishing herself as one of the prominent authors of the paranormal mystery genre. The series included among the prominent series penned by Kirsten Weiss that helped her reach great heights in her writing career. Kirsten Weiss was particularly praised for her efforts in coming up with the character of Riga Hayworth and developing the unique stories of this mystery novel series. Author Weiss is believed to be working on the development of a new book in the series and is currently working to finish and publish it very soon. She considers herself blessed to have come up with this unique mystery series and gaining successes after the release of each of the books.

The first book of the Riga Hayworth Mystery series written by Kirsten Weiss is entitled ‘The Metaphysical Detective’. This book was released in 2011 as a Kindle edition. Author Kirsten Weiss has mentioned the important characters in this novel in the form of Helen Baro, Riga Hayworth, and a number of other prominent ones. At the start of the story of the book, it is shown that Riga Hayworth has a new client in the role of Helen Baro. When she goes to visit Helen Baro, she discovers her dead. The situation and circumstances in which Helen Baro was killed makes Riga Hayworth suspect that some metaphysical proportion has set the things up, which has ended in her own involvement in the murder case. Now, in order to find the murderer, Riga Hayworth is required to travel to the underworld from San Francisco, and then come back alive. Before Helen Baro was killed, she had told Riga Hayworth that her husband was trying to murder her. This claim of Helen makes Riga surprised and a little bit confused because the husband of Helen had died one year ago in a car accident. Due to this, Riga Hayworth does not seem sure of what she should think of it. At one point, Riga Hayworth suspects that Helen has gone mad. Then, in the second instance, she suspects that someone beyond the grave is attempting to murder Helen. Before Riga Hayworth could take any action to prevent the killing of Helen, she learns that she has already been killed.

When Riga Hayworth visits the crime scene, she discovers that Helen Baro has left behind a strange tarot and haiku as clues for her to find them and use them to track down the killer. Immediately after getting hold of the haiku & tarot, Riga Hayworth gets hurled into the investigation. After a while into the investigation, Riga Hayworth realizes that a dangerous threat has arisen to haunt her as well as the ones she loves. Being written in the form of a noir mystery & paranormal book, the story tries to explore the archetypes’ power with the help of the double lens of Greek mythology and tarot. Over the course of the story, Riga Hayworth carries the impression of Agatha Christie, which was liked by the readers very much. Along with Riga Hayworth, all the other characters were also enjoyed by the critics and the readers quite a lot. A number of critics have recommended this book for all the fans of paranormal and mystery stories. Author Kirsten Weiss has done a fantastic job by adding the elements of magic in the storyline. The other factor that helped the book succeed a lot is the strong writing of author Weiss. The character of Riga Hayworth appears to be the biggest and the most important point of this book’s story. She has been described as an intelligent, attractive, and sensible woman. Initially, the story appears to be disjoint and random, but once it picks up the pace, there is no stopping to it. In the end, the author has designed an excellent twist that takes the readers in an unimagined direction. The element of mythology has also been depicted on a consistent basis throughout the plot. Author Weiss’ spine tingling description of the scenes and awesome characters mean that she has planned a lot more twists and surprises in the other books.

The next novel published in this paranormal series is called ‘The Alchemical Detective’. It was released by the Misterio Press in 2012. The main characters of this book include Tessie, Riga Hayworth, and others. Author Weiss has stated in this book that demons, good wine, and alchemy collide with each other, along with one lake monster called Tessie. At the beginning of the book’s story, it is depicted that a psychic gets murdered during one of the occult ceremonies. Following the murder, the police meets Riga Hayworth, who is the metaphysical detective, in relation to the investigation of the murder case. However, the police does not treat her as a consultant this time, rather she is seen as the prime suspect. Riga Hayworth seems to have lost the touch of her magic. She visits Lake Tahoe in order to recover it and spend some quality time with the new love that she has recently found. Riga Hayworth has never lived a simple life, and this time too, the situation does not look good. The police seem to have a firm belief that Riga is somehow connected to the psychic’s murder. Life has already caused a lot of troubles to her and to add to it, she gets drafted as a reality television show host that revolves around a local lake monster. Riga’s niece does not accept the metaphysical abilities of her. Now, Riga is required to catch the killer as soon as possible in order to prevent herself or her niece become the next targets. While doing so, she has to juggle the daimons, demons, as well as the angry readers of tarot cards.

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