Family History: A Ghost Detective Short Story

Title: Family History
Series: Ghost Detective Short Stories #6
Genre: ,
Pages: 24
Publication Date: 22/10/2021

In French cemeteries, “perpetuité” only lasts for a hundred years. If the deceased’s family wants to keep their dead buried, they must pay the rent.

If not, the municipality will excavate the tomb to liberate the space for a new family.

After the latest excavation, Robert and Clothilde find themselves faced with a ghost much older than themselves — along with the daunting task of solving a century-old mystery.

Is it still possible to find eternal rest for their new friend?

This story is included in the collection Unfinished Business, Volume 2.

The ghosts are fully developed characters, as are the living people in the story. The plot is clever and involving, and the sense of time and place is richly conveyed.

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Family History was on Tangent Online's recommended reading list for 2021.

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This story was first published in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Issue #14.