Hell Freezes Over: A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella
Written by: John G. Hartness
Narrated by: James Foster
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Publisher: Falstaff Books
Very few series can keep my attention past a second book. Hell Freezes Over is the fourth Quincy Harker and I cannot wait for number five. Harker continues to be his same nasty self, even in his sleep. His dreams could provide more than ample material for another whole horror series. But we also see a very different side of Harker. His tenderness and caring for children, although he fights it tooth and nail, shows that he is at heart a good person, or whatever it is he is. The mystery is this book is much harder to solve and has a much higher body count. It also has a possible peak at a future revelation about Harker's guardian angel.
Families are being killed by the fathers of the family who then commit suicide. While it is hard to see crime scene itself, Quincy has a much harder time when the ghost of one of the victims shows up in his apartment. She is a little girl, lost, frightened and confused why her father would hurt her. As Quincy and his partner Rebecca try to solve the first crime, it is repeated with other families. More fathers killing their wives and children, than themselves.
Quincy needs information and the only one who may have the information plays for the other team, the one where it is always hot and smells of brimstone. So Quincy and Rebecca walk into the lion’s den. It is here that James Foster’s narration abilities really shine. Women, children, demons, minotaurs and Quincy himself all in one place. Each voice is different and identifiable.
As with the other in the Harker series, Quincy’s guardian angel, Glory is involved. But several questions linger after her. Is she really just a guardian angel? Is her name Glory or something more familiar and well known?
This is a great series and has not shown any sign of slowing down. As long as Mr. Hartness writes them and Mr. Foster narrates them, I am in for the long haul. Looking forward to Quincy Harker # 5.
I received the audiobook from narrator in exchange for honest review.