Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6)

Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6)

For Seattle detective Joanne Walker, spring is about new beginnings. She's mastered her shamanic abilities (mostly), survived a cannibalistic serial killer (barely) and now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career--attending a dance concert with her sexy boss, Captain Michael Morrison. But when the performance--billed as transformative--actually changes her into a For Seattle detective Joanne Walker, spring is about new beginnings. She's mastered her shamanic abilities (mostly), survi...

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Title:Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6)
Author:C.E. Murphy
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Spirit Dances
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6) Reviews

  • Janet Whalen
    Apr 08, 2012
    C.E. Murphy continues the story of Joanne Walker, reluctant shaman. As her power grows, she is learning to control it, but is still prone to major magical mishaps. Joanne, a Seattle police detective and her boss, Captain Morrison, have been trying to be professional and not give in to ...
  • The Flooze
    Apr 18, 2011
    That was exciting. Spirit Dances is probably the most cohesive, well-plotted story since the first of the series. It takes all of Murphy?s promises and hints and brings them to the fore in the great mash-up of change and progress I hoped was on its way. Although I?ve been frust...
  • Faith Hunter
    Apr 03, 2011
    I could NOT put it down. I finished last night. OMGosh! Sooooo good! I wich there were 6 stars! Love love love this book! ...
  • Amy
    Sep 15, 2011
    OMFG. Seriously. I wouldn't have classified the Walker Papers series in my top paranormal romance picks before #6 here. I mean, I'd read them all, but hadn't paid much attention to when #6 was being released (like I do w/ my Kate Daniels & Mercedes Thompson books). In fact, I belie...
  • Barbara
    Feb 07, 2011
    When I reviewed Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, Book 5) by C E Murphy, I said that it was the best in the Walker Papers series to date. Well, as befits a series, Spirit Dances (Luna Books) trumps its predecessor as the best book in the Walker Papers. And, the ending leads one to believe th...
  • Jenna
    Jul 08, 2011
    I have enjoyed the other 5 books in this series, but this one was my favorite BY FAR. What I liked: 1. More Morrison. Woohoo! 2. The plot and mystery were great and kept me trying to figure out what was going to happen next 3. Our little Joanie has grown up and actually thinks (a ...
  • drey
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oh my goodness!! The ending to Spirit Dances totally knocked me over. Don't get me wrong, it was a good knock-me-over, but I'm still digesting it... On the one hand, I'm soooooooo happy for Joanne. On the other I'm like, "wait, what???" Way for C.E. Murphy to leave me hanging! When is ...
  • Jackie
    Nov 27, 2010
    By turns the world that this series is set in has weird, wacky and wonderful moments. Spirit Dances has more than it's fair share that is for sure, yet we find Joanne Walker at her best in this one even when things seem to be the worst for her. What I really enjoyed was at the end s...
  • Darcy
    Oct 27, 2010
    There are so many things that I love about this series, seeing Joanne grow through out it, her friendship with Billy and Melinda, and her tumultuous relationship with Morrison. This book was great as they were all at the center of it, all it was missing was Gary, who is the best sideki...
  • Suz
    May 13, 2016
    I would have called this the best book in the series to date, but the end was kind of a half and half good/bad kinda-sorta-not-entirely fish hook for the next book. I laughed more throughout this book than I have since starting the series, though. I liked it a lot - except for that ...
  • Caitlin
    Feb 03, 2011
    I really enjoyed this latest installment of the Walker Papers series because I think Joanne has finally grown-up. She has come to terms with her shamanic powers and is really learning to take responsibility. I liked how she had more confidence. Now, she?s not perfect because lets be ...
  • Eleni Konstantine
    Sep 21, 2015
    Loved this instalment of The Walker Papers. We see a little more confident Joanne doing her Shaman thing with the help of her friends, Billy and Melinda, and of course her boss and love interest, Morrison - who she turns accidentally into a huge wolf. Whoops. Love the banter between...
  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    Feb 22, 2011
    This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic. I come to this series as a virgin reader (heh). I?ve never read anything by C.E. Murphy, and as such, I am reviewing this story based on how well it works as a standalone work. Overall, I thoroughly ...
  • Larissa
    Jan 27, 2011
    Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life *Contains SPOILERS for the previous books in the series. Joanne is back and I am so happy about it! This is the first series ever that I started a few books in and did NOT read the previous books and even though doing that i...
  • Shelley
    Dec 03, 2010
    *This is a pre-release review of Spirit Dancers** If you want to wait and read it first, please do so before going any further. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description: For Seattle detective Joanne Walker, s...
  • ♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
    Jan 18, 2011
    Joanne is once again in a sticky situation. Amusingly enough, she even compares herself to Angela Lansbury. This story references more American pop culture then many of the books I've recently read. I like this since my mind works in similar patterns of making connections by concepts. ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Mar 20, 2011
    Joanne Walker, shaman and police detective, begins this story forced to shoot a suspect to save her partner which throws her magic in chaos as healers aren't supposed to cause damage. While suspended for the investigation, she connects with a formerly homeless woman whose life she save...
  • Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
    May 15, 2011
    An original and addictive urban fantasy! I fell in love with Joanne's character from the first page. She's complex but very ballsy and definitely isn't afraid to speak her mind. She's a very likeable heroine who isn't perfect and doesn't pretend to be. There are some great secondary...
  • Kt
    Mar 11, 2011
    Joanne thought she had faced down some pretty tough situations in the past, but nothing compares to her date with Morrison. She accidentally asks him to a dance concert, and somehow he says yes. Things are already pretty complicated between then, and a date that gets messed up by the s...
  • Dee
    Feb 18, 2011
    Good First-person narratives are hard to find. Grade: A The Story: Detective and Shaman Joanne Walker is accepting her dual nature as a healer and warrior. She has a long-running "Not a Thing" thing with her boss, the handsome Captain Morrison. Her mentor, Coyote, is her spiritual a...
  • Tracy
    May 12, 2011
    Coming Into Her Own It's been fifteen months since cop mechanic and cynic Joanne Walker became warrior shaman and Seattle detective. In those fifteen months, she's been stabbed, hung, strung out, strung up, wiped out and beat down. She's done battle with creatures that aren't supposed...
  • Crystallena
    Apr 04, 2011
    After spending the weekend reaquainting myself with the Walker Files, I spent the evening reading Spirit Dances. It is times like this that I wish I hadn't purchased the e-book for my Nook. It is so unsatisfying that the most I could do was slam the cover to my e-book (ever so ligh...
  • Oflo
    May 20, 2011
    Finally some resolution... AND THEN NONE! I've loved this series because of the complex characterization that Murphy includes with Joanne Walker and Morrison. They have been like oil and water from day one but now they seem to be oil and vinaigrette on a tasty salad. The growth both ex...
  • Sharon Michael
    Feb 01, 2012
    Really liked this one, Jo has definitely gotten past the whiny stage of things here, much like she did in the 4th book I picked up from the library. Apparently she had to get through that in the 2nd and 3rd books. Will have to put this series back on my auto-buy list again and pick up ...
  • Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
    Nov 23, 2011
    Whew! This was a great book, and easily my favourite so far. As you can see from the back-cover blurb Joanne actually goes on a date with Morrison! Did you hear what I said? A Date! With Morrison! I know! Of course partially shifting into a Coyote during a "special" dance perform...
  • Leah
    May 26, 2011
    FINALLY! It only took them six books. That sounds so crass to say, like it's all that I got out of this book. This author is consistently one of my favorites. I seem to have developed some weakness for Native American female leads who are mechanics and have some kind of supernatural li...
  • Susana
    Apr 08, 2013
    4,5 stars So far, my favourite book in the series! From reticent shaman to someone who finally feels confortable in her skin, Joanne's character has really undergo some monumental changes. She continues to be her same "funny" self. She has one of the craziest senses of humour i'...
  • Beth Cato
    Apr 10, 2012
    Ah, Joanne. The lovely thing about these books is that Jo manages to find entirely new ways to screw up, and it creates a delightful ride for the reader. There are many reasons why I consider this to be my favorite urban fantasy series, but a lot of it comes down to Jo. She's nice and ...
  • Megan
    May 12, 2018
    I think I?m going to take a little break from this series.. I am primarily a romance reader. I mean urban fantasy, oPNR, historical.. anything but It all has romance. This series doesn?t have enough romance for me. And honestly with all the mystical crap that happens.. I have no id...
  • Margaux
    May 28, 2018
    This is definitely my favorite book of the series. Well, so far...I have yet to read the last three. But this one is so great. I couldn't put it down. Joanne grows exponentially, finally really starting to come into her own. In regards to her relationships, (view spoiler)[ I'm sad t...