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JAN WALTERS

Jan Walters

Des Moines’ Premier Author of Thriller and Suspense Novels

Des Moines’ Premier Author of Thriller and Suspense Novels

Jan Walters

Hazzard Avenue: Out Now!

York Street- A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 1) – Brett O’Shea hopes to make detective. He is visited by a ghost, who claims he’s been sent to help the cop solve the 1933 cold case of a murdered detective and discovers his own unique abilities.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love this genre of paranormal/detective book series. Also, enjoyed the references to Des Moines. I’m originally from this area and familiar with the streets/sites mentioned in the book. I purchased the second book in the series and cannot wait to read it.

B B Bae

“The element of a sociopathic stalker adds a level of mystery and suspense, as well as provides a catalyst to advance the romance between Ann and Patrick. Believe is a good historical romance with a bit of fantasy and suspense thrown in and will appeal to traditionalists of the romance genre.” San Francisco Book Review

Reviewed by John E. Roper, US Review of Books

York Street- A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 1) – Brett O’Shea hopes to make detective. He is visited by a ghost, who claims he’s been sent to help the cop solve the 1933 cold case of a murdered detective and discovers his own unique abilities.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love this genre of paranormal/detective book series. Also, enjoyed the references to Des Moines. I’m originally from this area and familiar with the streets/sites mentioned in the book. I purchased the second book in the series and cannot wait to read it.

B B Bae

“The element of a sociopathic stalker adds a level of mystery and suspense, as well as provides a catalyst to advance the romance between Ann and Patrick. Believe is a good historical romance with a bit of fantasy and suspense thrown in and will appeal to traditionalists of the romance genre.” San Francisco Book Review

Reviewed by John E. Roper, US Review of Books

Red Sunset Drive – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 2) – Detective O’Shea’s life is falling apart. When he takes in a stranger who has a yearning for blood, O’Shea finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined.

“If you’re a fan of the Twilight Sage, The Vampire Chronicles, or even the TV reruns of Castle, you’ll likely enjoy this ride down Red Sunset Drive.”

Pacific Book Review

A sense of slow, but unmistakable menace galvanizes the plot…A solid mystery featuring otherworldly good and bad guys, which primes its readers for future series entries.” 

Kirkus Reviews

Red Sunset Drive – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 2) – Detective O’Shea’s life is falling apart. When he takes in a stranger who has a yearning for blood, O’Shea finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined.

“If you’re a fan of the Twilight Sage, The Vampire Chronicles, or even the TV reruns of Castle, you’ll likely enjoy this ride down Red Sunset Drive.”

Pacific Book Review

“Walters’s cinematic style constructs a visual journey as the characters navigate through dangerous territory. The damp and dismal setting takes on a life of its own.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

Tempest Court – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 3) – When an Egyptian exhibit arrives at the Art Center, Detective O’Shea has to stop a mummy with magical powers from regenerating.

“Action scenes are brisk, and the gloomy atmosphere of evil magic is perfectly supernatural,
staying true to the identity of this series that sets it apart from the typical crime thrillers.”

Michael Radon, US Review of Books

Tempest Court – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 3) – When an Egyptian exhibit arrives at the Art Center, Detective O’Shea has to stop a mummy with magical powers from regenerating.

“Action scenes are brisk, and the gloomy atmosphere of evil magic is perfectly supernatural, staying true to the identity of this series that sets it apart from the typical crime thrillers.”

Michael Radon, US Review of Books

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Hazzard Avenue – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 4) – Detective O’Shea’s psychic abilities are unleashed when a Voodoo priestess spins her web of evil magic.

Also, Hazzard Avenue was used as the basis for the movie, Voodun, which will be released in 2024. For more information on Jan’s Movies, visit the Movie Section of this website.

“A memorable cast of mortals and ghosts complements this spooky thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews

Hazzard Avenue – A Ghost and A Cop Series (Book 4) – Detective O’Shea’s psychic abilities are unleashed when a Voodoo priestess spins her web of evil magic.

Also, Hazzard Avenue was used as the basis for the movie, Voodun, which will be released in 2024. For more information on Jan’s Movies, visit the Movie Section of this website.

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Believe – After purchasing an antique photo album, a divorced mother wakes up in 1870
England with her stalker from the twenty-first century.

“The author’s writing propels the reader forward in a gripping tale from start to finish. Although Ann and Patrick’s story is at the forefront, other characters such as Malcolm are equally interesting. Readers who are not bothered by the sexual explicitness of modern romance writing and who enjoy a historical setting combined with a touch of fantasy should find Walters’ book well worth reading.” 

Reviewed by John E. Roper, US Review of Books

“The element of a sociopathic stalker adds a level of mystery and suspense, as well as provides a catalyst to advance the romance between Ann and Patrick. Believe is a good historical romance with a bit of fantasy and suspense thrown in and will appeal to traditionalists of the romance genre.” 

San Francisco Book Review

2016 ERIC HOFFER FINALIST AWARD FOR YORK STREET – A GHOST & A COP SERIES

 

RISING STAR AWARD FOR RED SUNSET DRIVE – A GHOST AND A COP SERIES ISSUED BY IUNIVERSE PUBLISHER · JAN 2017

Jan’s first novel, Believe, was published in August 2013. Believe is a romantic fiction/time travel set in the Victorian Era. The San Francisco Book Review stated,
“Several things stand out in Believe that make it different from other time travel romance books. The element of a sociopathic stalker added a level of mystery and suspense, as well as provided a catalyst to advance the romance.”

In September 2014, York Street- A Ghost & A Cop Series was released. The book is a tale of chaos and mayhem as Brett O’Shea, a young street cop, and an irreverent ghost,
Al, team up to outwit a serial killer with unusual capabilities. Brett doesn’t believe in hocus pocus until Al shows up. The two are in for a ride of their life. York Street is a 2016 Eric Hoffer Finalist.

The second book in the series is Red Sunset Drive. This book was given the
Editor’s Choice Award and the Rising Star Award. Detective Brett O’Shea and his ghostly partner are on the trail of vampires.

The third book in the ‘Ghost and A Cop’ series is ‘Tempest Court’. The book was released in January 2020. Brett O’Shea and Michael, the ghost, take on a mummy. 

Jan’s fourth book in the Ghost and A Cop series is Hazzard Avenue. Detective O’Shea’s psychic abilities are unleashed when a Voodoo priestess spins her web of evil magic.

Also, Hazzard Avenue was used as the basis for the movie, Voodun, which will be released in 2024. For more information on Jan’s Movies, visit the Movie Section of this website.

Walters’ plot is replete with a colorful cast, a combination of foils, and a tight handful of antagonists. Unique to Walters’ third-person narrative is the way she weaves in comedy and a bit of romance in the midst of a dark plot.

Action scenes are brisk, and the gloomy atmosphere of evil magic is perfectly supernatural…With many adventures in the rear-view mirror and seemingly more on the horizon, readers that like a little magic with their murder mysteries will be more than satisfied with this latest offering.

Michael Radon

The US Review

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