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Jes Battis

Jes BattisCanadian author Jes Battis earned a Ph.D. in English and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the City University of New York. He has published numerous academic articles. Read excerpts of his fiction at Jes Battis’s website.

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OSI (Occult Special Investigator)

OSI (Occult Special Investigator) — (2008-2012) Publisher: Enter the night world of the OSI… OCCULT SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR Tess Corday, Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, is used to seeing dead vampires. But there’s nothing ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem. Soon she finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever — and possibly end it.

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Night Child: Unoriginal, but lots of heart

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Night Child by Jes Battis

Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way first. All of these paranormal investigator potboilers coming down the pike are more or less the same. It's all a question of how well each one rearranges the furniture. Some do it sufficiently well so as to avoid the easiest of criticisms, that the book in question is little more than a CC of the latest Laurell K. Hamilton/Jim Butcher/Kim Harrison opus. Some manage to establish their own voice adequately, then fail to do enough with it to rise above the para-pack. In 2008 at Armadillocon, there was a panel on a closely-related subgenre, paranormal romance (wh... Read More