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The Metaphyiscal Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Metaphysical Detective

A Riga Hayworth Mystery Prequel

Tarot, Wine... and a Dog Named Dog.

When Riga Hayworth finds her new client dead, she smells a setup of metaphysical proportions. Now, to find a killer, Riga must travel from San Francisco to the underworld of Greek mythology... and make it back alive.

The Metaphysical Detective is the prequel to the Riga Hayworth series. If you like no-nonsense heroines and a bit of supernatural with your mystery, you’ll love The

Metaphysical Detective. Buy this quirky urban fantasy and explore the magical world of Riga Hayworth today!

The Alchemical Detective Urban Fantasy paranormal mystery
The Alchemical Detective

Her gargoyle’s got an attitude.

Her magic’s on the blink.

Alchemy might be the cure… if Riga can survive long enough to puzzle out its mysteries.

The first in the addictive, action-packed Riga Hayworth series.

Someone’s killing psychics in bucolic Lake Tahoe, and the police think Riga may be connected to the crimes.

They could be right.

Riga recognizes the sinister hand of a long-dead enemy in the crime scene. Juggling demons, daimons, and a devilish casino owner, can this metaphysical detective catch a killer before she becomes the next target?

If you’re a fan of Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris or Deborah Harkness, don’t miss this twisty paranormal mystery, because this complicated, 40-something heroine isn’t like the others...

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The Shamanic Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Internal Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Shamanic Detective

Worst. Proposal. Ever.

When an FBI raid interrupts Donovan’s marriage proposal, Riga’s shaken to her core.

Is Donovan the person she thought he was?

Riga’s determined to find out.

But life, death, and magic get in the way.

A death faerie has other plans for her time, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman stalked by a clever killer. And as the mysteries of Donovan and the shaman become entangled, Riga is forced to choose between facts and faith.

Just how far is she willing to go for love…?


If you like complicated heroines with complicated problems, you’ll love The Shamanic Detective, book two in the Riga Hayworth mystery series.

The Infernal Detective

Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives.

When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in the bedroom, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancé… That’s a problem.

Metaphysical detective Riga Hayworth knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer walks away from her pre-wedding party, she believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?

Marrying romance, mystery, and the metaphysical, The Infernal Detective is book three in the Riga Hayworth urban fantasy/mystery novels, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.

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The Elemental Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Elemental Detective

Mermaids, menehunes, and murder.

Riga Hayworth just wants to relax with her new husband on their Hawaiian honeymoon. But the bodies of a murdered man and a seal found on a Kauai beach pull them into an investigation and send the supernatural world into an uproar.

When Riga detects traces of magic at the murder scene, she knows she can’t ignore the call. There’s necromancy afoot, and she must prepare for the battle to come. But can Riga fight the elemental forces of nature? Or will they destroy her and everyone she loves?

Book four in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy and mystery novels, The Elemental Detective is a fun, fast-paced paranormal mystery. If you’re looking for a fast-paced read that blends romance with the supernatural, scroll up and buy The Elemental Detective today!

The Hoodoo Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Hoodoo Detective

Hoodoo, Haunts, and Horror.

Metaphysical Detective Riga Hayworth just wants to wrap up her supernatural TV series exploring the magic of New Orleans and go home. But when she stumbles across a corpse, she ends up a police consultant on a series of occult murders. Murders that soon become all too personal.

When a vampire and Riga’s two necromancer-hunting aunts appear on the scene, Riga begins to fear there’s more to this case than meets the eye. To make matters worse, Riga’s magic is changing in unpredictable ways. Are her powers evolving? Or is Riga’s magic becoming another victim of the case she’s investigating?

Delving into the Gothic cemeteries, streets and mansions of New Orleans, Riga must hunt a killer before he takes someone she loves.

The Hoodoo Detective is book five in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy mystery novels. If you love magic with your mystery, you’ll love The Hoodoo Detective.

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The Hermetic Detective urban fantasy paranormal mystery
The Hermetic Detective

A Monstrous Assassin. A Metaphysical Detective.


Housebound with five-month-old twins, metaphysical detective Riga Hayworth just wants to get back in the metaphysical detecting game. But when she’s called to help an elderly woman, haunted and alone, a deadly threat follows Riga home. Can Riga prevent a tragedy and protect her family?


As Riga investigates the senior care facility, she begins to believe that the deaths of its residents are due to unnatural causes. But proving it won’t be easy. And the killer is highly motivated to continue the murderous rampage at any cost, even if that means ending Riga’s investigation for good.


The Hermetic Detective is the sixth and final book in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy mystery novels. Buy this book to finish the epic series today.

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The Gargoyle Chronicles

Book 8 in the Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Novels

ISBN: 978-1-944767-37-2

Brigitte is Nevada’s bravest and most brilliant gargoyle – and there’s no better sidekick for metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth, when it comes to solving supernatural crimes.

In this quirky collection of urban fantasy short stories, Kirsten Weiss takes Brigitte and Riga on a series of twisting adventures and brings readers behind the scenes of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery novels.

These thirteen stories include the new Riga Hayworth novella, The Chaotic Detective!

In “Brigitte and the Gambler,” Brigitte must protect the unluckiest man in Nevada. In “Riga and the Spirit of the Cemetery,” the pair stake out a cemetery to catch a serial killer. And in “A Tarot Tale,” we learn Brigitte’s secret history. Traveling through time and the world’s darkest corners, from the bottom of Lake Tahoe to a sinister Vegas theater, there’s no scene too strange for the indefatigable metaphysical detective and her familiar, Brigitte the Gargoyle.

If you like kick-butt heroines, you’ll love Brigitte and Riga. Buy The Gargoyle Chronicles and explore the mysterious world of Riga Hayworth today!

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