The Evie Cappelli Series

The Evie Cappelli series is urban fantasy inspired by the myth of Arachne. Follow Evie, the reincarnation of Arachne’s daughter, as she battles homicidal cults, zombies, ghosts, and her own inner demons.

Featuring the barest hint of romance, this series is #ownvoices for the representation of demi/grey asexuality, anxiety, and depression.

The Evie Cappelli series is a part of the Night Wars Universe, created by Missouri Dalton. The books can be read on their own, or as part of the wider series. You DO NOT have to read the other Night Wars books, but if you would like to, the full reading order is as follows:

  1. The Hanged Man’s Ghost by Missouri Dalton
    2. Let the Good Times Roll by Missouri Dalton
    3. The Night Shift by Missouri Dalton
    4. The Hellfire Legacy by Missouri Dalton
    5. Sleeping on the Job by Missouri Dalton
    6. The Spider’s Web by Sophia Beaumont
    7. Station House Six by Missouri Dalton
    8. The Ferrymen by Sophia Beaumont
    9. Moreau House by Sophia Beaumont

Other: The Night Wars Collection by Missouri Dalton and Sophia Beaumont

bindoffWant the entire series in one place? The Evie Cappelli Bind Off includes all the novels listed below, as well as all previously published short stories and a new short–plus 4 knitting patterns!

spiderswebsmallEvie Cappelli Book One: The Spider’s Web

After being released from a Toronto psych ward, Evie decides her life needs a drastic change. Moving 500 kilometers east to stay with her aunt in Montreal, however, is not turning out as expected. Though she loves the city, she can’t outrun the problems that drove her to the edge in the first place.

Recovery might be a little easier if not for Micha. Handsome, kind, always willing to help Evie or cheer her on–and completely invisible to everyone else. He seems to think he’s some kind of guardian angel, and she might need one now that things have gone from bad to just plain weird.

It started with the spiders. Then the owls started following her. Ghosts, goddesses, and secret societies are just the icing on the cake. She’s going to need help from some very powerful friends if she wants to make it to her next birthday, but when one of those friends is the goddess of the underworld, her guardian angel might have to start working overtime.

Content warning: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation

ferrymensmallEvie Cappelli Book Two: The Ferrymen

Nearly a year after her failed suicide attempt, Evie Cappelli is still seeing ghosts.

That’s okay, though. It’s landed her a high paying—but not glamorous—job in supernatural law enforcement with the Montreal Night Patrol, and Micha (the ghost of her fiancée in a former life) as well as her living, breathing friends are helping her get her mental health back on track. She’s even got temporary protection from the cult of Athena, who want her dead.

But when Micha suddenly becomes unstable, Evie will have to cross international borders and steal 2 priceless artifacts if she wants to keep him on this plane. That might be tricky when the Chicago Night Shift gets involved. She’ll need their help to cast such a powerful, dangerous spell, but with a serial killer, zombies, and a questionable group of psychics and necromancers roaming Chicago, Evie and Micha are at the bottom of the list.

Time is running out, and Hekate’s protection is wearing off fast. Can Evie keep Micha—and herself—together long enough?

Content warning: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation

moreauhousecoversmallEvie Cappelli Book Three: Moreau House

Evie Cappelli is not a people-person.

Unfortunately, her boyfriend Micha definitely is, and so Evie gets dragged along for a weekend of ghost hunting with her cousin, his boyfriend, and three of their friends.

A trained Night Patrol officer and one of Hekate’s ferrymen, Evie assumes she’ll have more trouble from the living than the dead on this trip, but the eerie farm house quickly exceeds expectations with mysterious noises, disembodied voices, and objects that move on their own.

But when one of their number vanishes in the middle of the investigation, the danger becomes palpable, and it’s up to Evie and Micha ensure they make it through the night.

Content warning: child abuse

nightwarscollectionsmallThe Night Wars Collection

This collection of short stories covers everything from before the formation of the Night Shift, back when they were still the Hellfire Boys, into the near future, showing a preview of things to come for Evie and Micha.

Further Reading:
Pride in the Evie Cappelli Series
#MHMon: Anxiety, depression, and the inability to reach out
Q&A: Bind Off: The Evie Cappelli Bind Up
Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappelli
Meet the Cast: Evie
Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series
20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Evie Cappelli Series
5 MORE things you didn’t know about the Evie Cappelli series
The Evie Cappelli Soundtrack