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Deadly Destinations: Kat Richardson Tours Shilshole Bay Marina

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour & a chance to win Tate Halloway’s PRECINCT 13**

Seattle, Washington is today’s stop for Deadly Destinations. Kat Richardson takes us on a tour of Shilshole Bay Marina the setting for the seventh book in her Greywalker series, Seawitch. Seawitch will be released on August 7, 2012. A big thanks to Roc/Penguin for today’s giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a hardcover copy of Seawitch.

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A SEAWITCH travelogue of Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle WA

In the latest Greywalker novel, Seawitch, Harper has been hired to investigate the return of an ill-fated yacht thought to have been lost at sea. Joined by Seattle PD Detective Sergeant Rey Solis, Harper soon discovers there’s a lot to be afraid of in the icy waters of Puget Sound.

Much of the initial investigation takes place around the very real Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle. It’s where the titular boat was moored twenty-seven years before and where it has mysteriously returned, without a living soul aboard.

Normally one might not find this sunny place very creepy, but when a winter wind is crying through the masts of the sailboats, or late at night when the lights around the garden illuminate the statue with an uneven orange glow, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking there’s something out there. Watching you.

Even Harper has the impression Leif Eriksson is about to turn his head or heft that ax he’s leaning on. Luckily, he doesn’t. Or at least, no one’s ever seen him do it.

In the book, the Seawitch has been moved to the “legal status” dock—B Dock—where the vessels with problems stay until their issues are resolved one way or another.

B is one of the only docks at Shilshole that’s crooked, bending twice as it reaches toward the breakwater. It’s here that Harper meets a strange sea creature, as well as an engine room full of ghosts with distinct ideas about what Harper should really be investigating.

Folks around the nearby boat yard claim they’ve heard the yacht screaming late at night. But how much can you credit the word of people who work around this?

With that thing stalking around, anyone might be a bit… jumpy, right?  Though, to be honest, boat people have a strange sense of humor. Just look at this water feature outside the marina office that looks like the ribs of a wrecked ship:

If you’re wondering, Seawitch is a similar design to this boat, but nearly twice as long.

And not nearly as nice. Plenty of room aboard for ghosts… or worse. But on a sunny summer day it’s hard to see how creepy the marina can be in the fog or the darkness of a winter night.

But Harper and her friends will be longing for that unsettling statute once they’ve seen what’s waiting for them offshore…

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About Kat:

Kat Richardson is the national bestselling author of the Greywalker paranormal detective novels. Prior to success in the fiction world, Kat worked as a writer and editor in the computer industry and as a course writer for the Gemological Institute of America. She has tried her hand at a bit of almost everything in genre fiction and has dabbled in other text forms and media including: RPGs, Film, and Computer Games. Before going into writing, Kat pursued a degree in vocal music and she used to read the “Sunday Funnies” for the Evergreen Radio Reading Service in Seattle–part of the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. A former theater brat, she worked the technical side as well as singing and acting in community and school theater from the age of eight–putting in almost a year as an orphan and doing a short stint as a singing nun–and put in thirteen years as a renaissance faire actor, dancer, and costumer at RPF in Agoura CA.

Kat is a California native with a degree in Magazine Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She currently lives in the Seattle area with her husband and a pit bull named Bella aboard an old wooden boat that is haunted by the ghosts of ferrets. She rides a motorcycle, shoots target pistol, and has been known to swing dance, sing, and spend insufficient time at the gym. She finally got her first TV in 2011–yes, she missed Buffy but not Firefly! And, although she no longer lives there, she is an advocate for California Ferret Legalization.

You can visit Kat around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Kat Richardson?

GreywalkerPoltergeistUndergroundVanishedLabyrinthDownpourSeawitchMean Streets (Remy Chandler...

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This giveaway is provided by Penguin/Roc

One lucky winner will win a copy of Seawitch by Kat Richardson

Available August 7, 2012 from Roc/Penguin

About this Book:

A quarter century ago, the Seawitch cruised away from her dock and disappeared with everyone on board. Now, the boat has mysteriously returned to her old berth in Seattle and the insurance company has hired Harper to find out what happened. But Harper is not the only one investigating. Seattle Police Detective Rey Solis is a good cop, albeit one who isn’t comfortable with the creepy cases that always seem to end up in Harper’s lap. As Solis focuses on the possible murder of a passenger’s wife, Harper’s investigation leads her to a powerful being who may be responsible for the disappearance of the Seawitch’s passengers and crew.

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44 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Kat Richardson Tours Shilshole Bay Marina

  1. Michele ANo Gravatar
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    I LOVE this series! More Harper & Quentin please!

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  2. PatNo Gravatar
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    I’m not sure what I think.ni know almost nothing of it.

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  3. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    It kind of reminds me of the ones back home. They weren’t too big so they were friendly.

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  4. Caty RahmNo Gravatar
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    I love it! But in all fairness I like anything that has to do with the sea side

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  5. erinf1No Gravatar
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    thanks for a fun post! I love any place by the ocean :)

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  6. RebeNo Gravatar
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    I’ve never lived near the water, so marinas are completely foreign to me! I can see how they would be a great creepy setting in the winter, though, especially if they’re deserted.

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  7. Denise ZNo Gravatar
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    I grew up at the beach and I really love the sea in the Northwest. I think it is awesome with the blustery weather and the cool/cold temperatures and the fog, it certainly can set the perfect scene for what is sure to be a great book. Love the Greywalker series, can’t get enough. Thank you so much for sharing these great pics with us today, allowing my imagination to take a short detour this morning ;=D

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  8. Laura FNo Gravatar
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    It looks beautiful :-) I love the ocean & I’m glad I live my the sea too!

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  9. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I wanna visit. Would love to see it.

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  10. Mary E O'Meagher-SullivanNo Gravatar
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    Completely riveting !

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  11. rissatooNo Gravatar
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    The marina looks beautiful – in the sun. But I don’t know that I’d feel the same way at night or on a blustery day… :)

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  12. donnasNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a pretty interesting place.

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  13. Bethany C.No Gravatar
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    I’d love to explore Shilshole…during the day.

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  14. Colleen H.No Gravatar
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    Considering I live near the ocean and enjoy visiting our local marina (Oceanside Harbor, CA), Shilshole Bay Marina evokes that same charming seaside atmosphere. HOWEVER, knowing Kat’s Greywalker series, when Harper comes to a location, it’s definitely one that I will try to avoid when darkness and fog settle in!

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  15. Susan S.No Gravatar
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    Thanks for the post. I just love this series.

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  16. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a really interesting place and sometimes a little creepy. I’ve read the first couple of books in this series and I really enjoyed them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  17. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    Shilshole Bay Marina sounds like it really fits the story, with a ghostly mood and lots of features (like the statue) that give it that creepy feel.

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  18. JasmynNo Gravatar
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    The water feature certainly is interesting one to have there.

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  19. MaureenNo Gravatar
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    Love this series and it’s nice to see a little of how setting will factor into the next book.

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  20. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    It sounds creepy and mysterious.

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  21. NatashaNo Gravatar
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    It looks beautiful and kinda a little creepy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I have loved reading this series! Can’t wait to see what Harper does next!

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  23. Kai W.No Gravatar
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    It sounds like a great place to visit for peace and quiet. I love the marina.

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  24. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great place to visit or set a book in.

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  25. Carrie V.No Gravatar
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    It must be so pretty during winter but also have an eerie feel to it.

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  26. munchkinNo Gravatar
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    can definately see how it could be creepy in winter. great setting :)

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  27. SamanthaNo Gravatar
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    The pictures were just gorgeous! It sounds like a place that I would love to visit :)

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  28. Michelle H.No Gravatar
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    Sounds lovely; I love the water.

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    I pretty much like anything that has to do with the sea!

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    It sounds interesting and mysterious. :)

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  31. SariahNo Gravatar
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    I think it sounds amazing. I think the pics look lovely. I just saw the ocean for the first time a few weeks ago…amazing. Thanks for the chance.

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    Looks like a really interesting place. Thanks for the pictures!

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  33. VanessaNo Gravatar
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    I LOVE Shilshole. I worked at Ray’s Boathouse as a chef and the whole area is just wonderful! Your pics are great. I have many a fine memory around the bay, the marina, the beach, and the fine restaurants there.

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  34. Christiane C.No Gravatar
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    I would love to visit the Marina even if it looks scary in the winter during a storm, lol, I love water and one day dream of living near it :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. LadyVampireNo Gravatar
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    I am on board with haunted places, legends of spooky happenings. So I would be fine visiting the Marina. Better if its in the daylight though. ;)

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  36. Stephanie ZieglerNo Gravatar
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    Bermuda Triangle comes to Seattle

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    It looks like an interesting place.

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  38. munchkinNo Gravatar
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    great series ! love to win

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  39. Liss MartzNo Gravatar
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    Gorgeous!! Perfect for a ride on a boat!! Looks so peaceful

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  40. SheraNo Gravatar
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    Great look into Marrine living life. We don’t have anything out here like that.

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  41. TammyNo Gravatar
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    Beautiful pictures. I would love to live near water. The book looks very good.

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  42. DanielleNo Gravatar
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    Looking forward to reading this series

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  43. Jaime AndersonNo Gravatar
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    The pictures are beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit Washington state and Oregon! Thanks for the giveaway!
    jaimela77 at gmail dot com

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    Great post .Have a fanmtastic weekend

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