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Ghost Detective (A Myron Vale Investigation Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in A Myron Vale Investigation
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"Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good." - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author of The Disappeared
From the Author
- The Haunted Breadbox (short story prequel)
- Ghost Detective
- The Ghost Who Said Goodbye
- The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold
- File Size : 1142 KB
- Publication Date : June 19, 2013
- Print Length : 293 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Flying Raven Press (June 19, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00DIJYFBA
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #239,262 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Ghost Detective surrounds a strong hard boiled detective core with a fascinating supernatural concept. The blending of the two genres really works and the premise is well used. Little details, like Myron being a recluse, arise naturally and make things feel authentic within the extraordinary setup.
The story is a little heavy on plot convenient coincidence and a few things fit too neatly, but it’s still compelling overall, with logical progression and reasonably interesting characters and developments. This is a good opening book, and Myron’s adventures have the potential to be even better going forward.
The blurp gives a good idea of the story. It is the unfolding thereof which captures the heart and pity of the reader. Truly the mark of a great wordsmith, much as one would sometimes have in some of the great bards of old, I think.
One word of warning though, the narrative weaves seemlessly and without any warning between past and present for most of the time and requires focus by the reader not to become bewildered at times. Still, everything falls into place in the end.
Worst of all, abruptly in the middle of a casual conversation with a friendly ghost, a priest appears, drops a HINT of a bombshell and the book ends! Most, if not all, readers hate this cheap trick to sell the next book in a series. I won't be buying it.
It seemed more about the crappy relationship between Myron and his dead wife than the actual mystery. I felt like a therapist listening to people in a dysfunctional relationship. Yuck
Top reviews from other countries
In a way, this story reminded me of a Humphrey Bogart film of a private investigator sitting in his office when a beautiful blonde walks in. However, this is a ghost asking him to investigate her death.
The story did intrigue me and kept me turning the pages. I thought a little more editing might be necessary, although considering the American language, sometimes I wasn't sure if words were missing from sentences in error or that this is the way folk speak in Portland, Oregon.
I had to concentrate on the timelines as the story moved from the present to the past and then back to the present, as the backstory of Myron's shooting is revealed. At one point Myron is speaking with his cop partner Alesha and then it seems as if he's speaking with his dead wife, Billie.
But I did find this a good supernatural story and would recommend it.
The characters are all( even the ghosts) believable,the plot clear,interesting and exciting so that the reader really wants to know how it's going to end.
This was the first book by this author that I've read and I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I finished it I bought the 2nd in the series.I recommend it to anyone who likes well-written,exciting books with a "difference".
At the 48% mark and ready to throw in the towel as Im beyond confuses by what is past and what is present.
Such a shame as it really could've been enjoyable if the author had only taken a few minutes to clarify when he was time jumping