This book was originally published by Luna in 2005, but they didn't continue the series and it was out of print by the time I learned about it. A couple years later, DAW picked up the series and started publishing... Starting with book two. I have book two already but I hate to start a series that follows the same character in the middle, so I've been waiting patiently for DAW to re-release the first book in this series.
Title: Disappearing Nightly
Author: Laura Resnick
Series: Esther Diamond #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 06/05/12
Chosen by: Sara
The first book in the magical Esther Diamond mystery series...
When mysterious mystical disappearances disrupt her career, struggling actress Esther Diamond teams up with Maximillian Zadok, an eccentric elderly wizard whose day job is protecting the Big Apple from Evil. Meanwhile, the sexy NYPD detective investigating the disappearances fears that Esther and Max may be a bigger problem than the vanishing performers.