#Review / #Giveaway – Dadgummit by Maggie Toussaint – Great Escapes Tour

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Series: Dreamwalker Mystery
Paranormal Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Georgia

Publisher: Camel Press (August 1, 2017)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603815932
Kindle – ASIN: B073RVW3XC



Amateur sleuth Baxley Powell is on vacation at Stony Creek Lake in the north Georgia mountains. Her parents, best friend, and ten-year-old daughter are camping with her. Almost immediately, a young man’s body is found beside the lake. Strangely, there’s no apparent cause of death. The local police have heard about Baxley’s skill at closing unusual cases, and at their urging she agrees to help.

Her psychic sleuthing leads the police to a halfway house. There they encounter eight comatose victims and an odd man named Jonas, who also has supernatural abilities. Baxley senses Jonas cruelly drained their life force energy. Jonas escapes, taking the sheriff as a hostage. Deputy Sam Mayes, a Native American, leads the manhunt, and he keeps Baxley close, knowing she’s the key to capturing this powerful criminal.

Baxley’s paranormal talent of dreamwalking, which she uses to traverse the veil of life, draws the unwanted attention of beings believed to be Cherokee folklore. Jonas stole a treasured artifact from them, and they want it back. They hold Baxley’s best friend and two others because they know Baxley can help them. As the clock ticks, Jonas taunts this crime-fighting duo and proves to be a wily adversary.

With the body count rising, Baxley and Mayes realize they are up against an entity who appears to be invincible. Do they have the power to subdue an energy vampire, turn the tide of evil, and save the day?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Baxley Powell can’t even go on vacation without being drawn into an investigation. This time people are dying without any trauma to their bodies. She is asked to dreamwalk with the latest victim to try and get some answers. Her walk leads her to some scary and unbelievable places both in the present and beyond the veil.

Maggie Toussaint has an extraordinary imagination and I can’t help but follow her with mine right into this story.

The Powell family seems to be an ordinary American family but they are not. Each has their special gifts to communicate with the supernatural realm and with each other. Now that more people know of her talents Baxley’s demands on her time are almost overwhelming. While on vacation the local sheriff arrests her to convince her to help them on a case, while a pushy medical examiner demands help on a cold case. She has dealt with the medical examiner before, I didn’t like her much then and my feelings haven’t changed. All the characters the author brings to this story are special and different in their own ways. Readers will like most but there are a few to really dislike as well.

The mystery itself was very complex mixing Cherokee folklore with other supernatural elements. The way the author made these other worlds come to life is really unique. The dialogue was so well written.  The plot has some surprising twists and very fearful moments.  This story is sure to be a hit among paranormal/supernatural fans.

As this is a series I do recommend reading them in order but this book can be read all on its own.

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*Suicide is part of this story’s plot lines.



About The Author

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases August 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint.com.

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17 thoughts on “#Review / #Giveaway – Dadgummit by Maggie Toussaint – Great Escapes Tour

    1. I market to libraries, Elizabeth, but since I just changed from a hardcover publisher to a trade paperback publisher, some libraries may be confused. The best way to make sure they order it is to request it at your library! Also, if you want to list your library here, I will make sure I send them a postcard about how to order the book.

    1. Hi Elaine, I hope you get to read about dreamwalking! Speaking for myself, I don’t know if I am brave enough to do what Baxley does.

  1. What an intriguing book! The combination of mystery and supernatural elements is fascinating.

    1. Dear BookLady, This series makes me eager to write more and more. I hope you will be able to read the story! I especially love the Cherokee folklore that I worked into the story this time.

    1. Hi Nancy, I love cozies too. It’s a challenge to write a paranormal cozy, because while I keep the violence off the page, some of the paranormal storyline can get to be spine-tingling.

    1. Hi Dianne, I’m happy to tell you more about dreamwalking! It’s the way my sleuth Baxley Powell is able to visit the spirit world even though she’s still alive. Unlike most psychics, my fictional character has an array of extrasensory talents. Though sometimes she gets visions as she dreams, often she uses an object that belonged to the deceased to help her focus on where to go on the Other Side. I liken it to being able to know which floor to get off the elevator on. There’s a tumultuous process of crossing the veil of life, then there are hazards aplenty in the spirit world. Baxley’s job as a dreamwalker is to provide solace for the living and justice for the dead. I hope that helps.

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