Supernatural: Witch's Canyon is the second tie-in novel in the Supernatural series. The story reveals a previously unseen adventure by the Winchester brothers that takes place during Season 2 of the TV Series. It was written by Jeff Mariotte and published on October 30, 2007.
Sam and Dean have set out on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but this is no vacation for the brothers. On a stretch of deserted ranchland just beyond the canyon's stunning vistas, mysterious murder sprees have occurred every forty years. The area's inhabitants have been few and far between in years past, but a nearby mega-mall is about to celebrate its grand opening- and attract thousands of fresh victims.
The Winchester boys are determined to protect locals and shoppers alike, but they never anticipated they'd be fighting a group of killers this vicious, this vindictive, this... dead. A deadly horde of animal spirits and human ghosts has arisen to terrorize this tiny corner of the Arizona desert. If Sam and Dean can't figure out why, the wide-open spaces of the West will once again become a desolate frontier... and the witch's canyon will be the brothers' final resting place.
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- Takes place about a week or so after the events of the novel Nevermore, with the Winchesters investigating the case they were given at the end of the novel.
- Antagonists: Elizabeth Claire Marbrough and her reanimated army of spirits.
- According to the novel, John trained Sam and Dean from a young age with .45 Automatic Handguns. Sam even remembered that even when he was eight he was being conditioned to wield one. While this is not mentioned in the show it does explain their preference for that type of handgun.
- Witch's Canyon makes a direct reference to Skinwalkers, who are mentioned a couple times in the series notably in Wendigo, Skin, and Heart but are not actually depicted until the sixth season episode All Dogs Go To Heaven.