Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane

4.17 · 213 ratings
  • Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts #0.5)

    Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts #0.5)

    Stacia Kane

    · 14 ratings · published 2012

    Karen Marie Moning has called Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series “dark, sexy urban fantasy at its finest.” Now, in this breathtakingly suspenseful eBook novella, Kane has written a prequel to her thrilling series. Before Chess Putnam was a magic-wielding Churchwitch, she was a student in the Church of Real Truth—with a keen sensitivity to magic, a strong rebellious streak, and a penchant for self-destruction. And in Finding Magic, a grisly ghost murder becomes Chess’s baptism of fire... more

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  • Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1)

    Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1)

    Stacia Kane

    · 35 ratings · published 2010

    THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED. The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead... more

  • Wrong Ways Down (Downside Ghosts #1.5)

    Wrong Ways Down (Downside Ghosts #1.5)

    Stacia Kane

    · 16 ratings · published 2013

    It’s a thin line between right and wrong. It’s an even thinner one between wrong and dead… Terrible has always been on the wrong side of the law, living up to the only name anyone ever gave him. As the chief enforcer for Downside’s most powerful criminal, it’s his job to collect debts and protection money by any means necessary. And he’s very good at his job. But part of that job is also to keep Bump’s various employees safe... more

  • Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts #2)

    Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts #2)

    Stacia Kane

    · 26 ratings · published 2010

    ENEMIES DON'T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY. For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world's unpleasant little poltergeist problem--humans filing false claims of hauntings--all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill... more

  • City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3)

    City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3)

    Stacia Kane

    · 26 ratings · published 2010

    IT’S A THIN LINE BETWEEN ALIVE AND UNDEAD.   Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case... more

  • Home (Downside Ghosts #3.6)

    Home (Downside Ghosts #3.6)

    Stacia Kane

    · 18 ratings · published 2012

    As a Debunker, Chess Putnam is used to investigating reports of suspected hauntings and sending ghosts back to the City of Eternity beneath the surface of the earth. What she isn't used to is having suburban housewives refusing to acknowledge the presence of ghosts in their homes. There are lots of reasons why someone might harbor a spirit, and none of them are good.   At least Chess has Terrible on her side... more

  • Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts #4)

    Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts #4)

    Stacia Kane

    · 23 ratings · published 2012

    When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess... more

  • Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5)

    Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5)

    Stacia Kane

    · 22 ratings · published 2012

    A DEADLY HIGH   Magic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush. But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply, Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls—and taking the innocent with them, as the magic-infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible... more

  • Close to You (Downside Ghosts #5.5)

    Close to You (Downside Ghosts #5.5)

    Stacia Kane

    · 13 ratings · published 2013

    The Holidays Are Hell Churchwitch Chess Putnam has seen, and banished, her share of ghosts, but not of the Christmas Past variety—the holiday has been illegal since the Church of Real Truth defeated the undead and took control of the world in 1997. Yet when she and her boyfriend, Terrible, make a trip to an abandoned auto junkyard, they find more than the rusted auto parts and spare tires they’d bargained for... more

  • Keeping It Close: A Short Story (Downside Ghosts #5.6)

    Keeping It Close: A Short Story (Downside Ghosts #5.6)

    Stacia Kane

    · 7 ratings · published 201

    A Downside Ghosts serial short story released in 11 parts on the author's blog.

  • Untitled (Downside Ghosts #6)

    Untitled (Downside Ghosts #6)

    Stacia Kane

    · 3 ratings · published 2014

    According to S. Kane's blog of 6/9/14, there is no set release date for book 6, which she is still working on.

  • Five Down (Downside Ghosts #14)

    Five Down (Downside Ghosts #14)

    Stacia Kane

    · 10 ratings · published 2014

    The Downside Ghosts series has been called "gripping and brilliant," "a must-read," and "one of the best paranormal fantasy series available." Now all four previously published short stories set in this world are collected in one place, plus one new, never-before-seen novella... more

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