Retrievers Series

Praise for the Retrievers Series…

“…an entertaining, fast-paced thriller set in a world where cell phones and computers exist uneasily with magic, and a couple engaging and highly talented rogues solve crimes while trying not to commit too many of their own.”


“Gilman delivers an exciting, fast-paced, unpredictable story that never lets up until the very end. I highly recommend this book to fans of urban fantasy, especially Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, or Laurell K. Hamilton.”

–Michael M Jones, SF Site


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The entire “Retrievers” series (STAYING DEAD, CURSE THE DARK, BRING IT ON, BURNING BRIDGES, FREE FALL and BLOOD FROM STONE) is available as audiobooks from

  • Laura Anne Gilman

      • Retrievers Series

        • Book 1: Staying Dead

          Book 1: Staying Dead

          Manhattan’s nightlife just got weirder. . .
          It starts as a simple job – but simple jobs, when you’re dealing with this magical world, often end up anything but.…more

        • Book 2: Curse the Dark

          Book 2: Curse the Dark

          And you think magic is complicated?
          Once more Wren Valere’s game plan has taken an unexpected direction.  She’d agreed to a bargain with one super-secret magic-watching outfit to protect her partner and herself on their last job.…more

        • Book 3: Bring It On

          Book 3: Bring It On

          Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval — all right, the theft — and she would use her magical talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job.…more

        • Book 4: Burning Bridges

          Book 4: Burning Bridges

          Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she’s not only being seen, she’s getting involved.
          Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general—humans included.…more

        • Book 5:Free Fall

          Book 5:Free Fall

          Book 5: Publisher: Luna Books (May 2008) ISBN:0373802676
          The Cosa Nostradamus is in disarray; the Truce holding violence in check has been broken.…more

        • Book 6: Blood From Stone

          Book 6: Blood From Stone

          Book 6: (May 2009) ISBN:0373802978
          Wren Valere’s job is driving her crazy. She’s still Manhattan’s most sought-after Retriever, but after last year’s deadly confrontation with the Silence, all this magic-user wants is a break.…more