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The Royal Palm Literary Awards Gold Medalist for Published Mystery Novel 2020From Rachel Caine, NYT bestselling author of the Stillhouse Lake series: “GHOST is a delicious, sun-drenched, frightening delight. If you like stories rich in setting and characters rich in personality, you can’t go wrong. Get it!”
Amazon readers and pro-reviewers say:
“This will appeal to hardcore mystery readers who want a dead body at the beginning of the mystery, not halfway through the book.”
“Delightfully defied my expectations.”
“…deftly drawn and complex characters.”
“I became so invested…I didn’t want to put the book down.”
“The whole package!…Mystery, friendship, paranormal, police drama, and even a dash of romance.”
No one believes her. Yet.
After Archivist Andrea Kelley scores a sweet rental in Charleston, WV, she discovers it’s already occupied. But the early rising, bacon-loving ghost of six-year-old Billie Mae makes for a tolerable roommate. Until two bodies turn up nearby and Billie Mae launches a full-fledged haunting offensive.
Scared, but determined, Andrea relies on her research skills and her best friend, Detective William Taka, to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding Billie Mae’s death—and her mother’s confession of murder. He’s got the time to help because he’s pissed off his superiors, set an old feud on fire, and now someone’s tracking his every move.
Caught between an increasing phantom fury and Taka’s sudden disappearance, Andrea’s forced to confront the boundaries of her safe academic life. And the limits of her courage. Can she unearth a long-buried secret in time to save Taka and unmask a killer? Can she do it without either of them joining Billie Mae on the other side?
Modern Southern Gothic meets Sleuthing Procedural in this atmospheric murder mystery. Typical violence for genre. LGTBQ. Diversity. First book in series.