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The problem is, life has a way of kicking Marie in the teeth. Patrick Whitecroft, professional psychic debunker, shows up at the Jimmy Lavall Detective agency. He’s out to prove that she’s a fake—live, on TV—and he doesn’t care who he hurts to do it. Even worse, he has over a hundred desperate spirits bound to him, and they want something completely different. They want to be saved.
As Marie tries to help the spirits and keep Patrick from dismantling her life, she finally finds the poltergeists. But they’re not interested in moving on. They want Patrick Whitecroft’s spirits for themselves. If Marie can’t figure out a way to move all the spirits on to the next plane of existence, the poltergeists will happily take them, so they can create an army bent on revenge.
Looks like Marie’s life is going to get interesting. Again.
Read an Excerpt
“Tell me your names,” I said to the two ghosts Karen had brought to me. “Quickly. Before Patrick leaves and takes you with him.”
“I’m Ruby Packer, from El Reno, Oklahoma,” the old woman said. She pointed to the little girl in the muddy dress. “And this is Joy Peters. She’s from here. We found her in the Springworks night club a few years ago. You know the place?”
“No,” I said. “Can you give me dates for your deaths?”
“I died in ’78,” Ruby said. “I don’t know about Joy. She was killed a long time ago, though. Probably the fifties.”
“Killed?” I asked.
“Killed,” she repeated. “I think. She can’t remember much, but something bad happened to her. I’m sure of it.”
I looked down at Joy. “Did someone hurt you?” I asked.
The little girl’s face stilled. “I don’t remember,” she said. “I don’t want to think about it. I want to see my Mommy.”
“Maybe later,” Ruby said, and stared at me hard. “Can you help us?”
“I’ll do my best,” I said. Then I looked out at the rest of the ghosts who had arrived with Patrick Whitecroft. “Tell me who you are and when you died.”
The ghosts screeched their names and dates of death, and I wrote as quickly as I could until Patrick grabbed the pen from my hand and threw it across the room.
“Stop that, charlatan!” he shrieked. “You’re not fooling anybody!”
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Marie Jenner Mystery series books, in order:
Seeing the Light
Drowning in Amber
Stalking the Dead
Dying on Second
Haunting the Haunted
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Are any of the characters based off of someone that you know?ReplyDelete
Millie the dog. She is actually my dog in real life!
I love ghost stories! Is this character like a ghost whisperer?ReplyDelete
I suppose you could call Marie that, but I can tell you SHE wouldn't be happy with the monicker! She can interact with ghosts, but at the start of the series was not happy with the "gift." She's getting better at it, now. But it still causes her all sorts of problems!
Sounds like a good read.ReplyDelete
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