Robert and Clothilde keep looking for the people responsible for their death, and keep running into other ghosts who need their help.
In this third installement of the Ghost Detective series, they continue their search in the company of Captain Evian, while dealing with Constantine, the not-quite-stable ghost that haunts the pretty neighbor’s bedroom.
While it’s not the end of the series, like the other volumes, it has an end. Next month’s release will not be in this series, but there is more to come in the future!
Captain Emeline Evian reluctantly finds her neighbor’s guest bedroom a near-idyllic setting for speaking with the dead — even if the ghost she aims to help is, well, resistant.
On the other end of Evian’s Ouija board, Ghost Detective Robert and his rebellious friend Clothilde do their best to contain the unpredictable Constantine and help this old, worn soul find peace — all while investigating their own decades-old cold cases in an elusive search for justice.
Can the ghost detective finally settle his own unfinished business? Will Clothilde allow them to take a deep dive into her past?
Beneath the Surface is the third novel in the Ghost Detective series, following Robert and Clothilde in their ceaseless search for closure.
Remember that first book? The Red Brick Cellars? Well, I wrote a sequel, and quite some time ago at that. Then I stuck it in a virtual drawer and forgot about it.
Now I’m bringing it back out and it’s live on all the platforms today!
The Red Brick Basilica
Book 2 of the Tolosa Mysteries
Louis Saint-Blancat loves every aspect of Toulouse – the delicious food, the temperate climate, the laidback people. And the history! Every building and square guards bits of Toulouse’s past, from well-known events to morsels only revealed to the curious like Louis.
Especially the morbidly fascinating stories catch Louis’s interest in ways he can’t explain.
When someone slaughters a Catholic priest on the steps of the city’s largest mosque, reenacting the story of Saint Sernin’s death from the year 250 A.D., Louis fears Toulouse is in for an upheaval of disastrous proportions.
In this second installment of The Tolosa Mysteries, Louis must wade through political minefields and deal with an increasingly split population while searching for the culprit – and helping his beloved city stay unified.
Finally, I’ve published the first of my Ghost Detective stories. I’ve been working with these characters for two years, so I’m really happy to finally share it with you.
This is just the first of many Ghost Detective short stories. You’ll be able to follow Robert and Clothilde for some time into the future! Most of the stories will first be published in Pulphouse Magazine, before becoming available here.
This first story, Just Desserts, was in issue #9 of Pulphouse, happily sitting alongside lots of awesome stories.
A Ghost Detective Short Story
The screams reverberate through our cemetery as soon as the casket exits the church, with its large group of mourners in tow.
A new arrival.
Not everyone graciously comes to terms with suddenly dying and becoming a ghost. Hardly any of us, actually.
Especially when the person who killed us still walks free.
When I finished this story, I couldn’t figure out the genre. I usually write Mystery, but that wasn’t it. There’s also some Science Fiction, but this is definitely not Science Fiction. So basically? It’s a story… With some adventure, so that’s what I’m going with.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!
Somebody thought it would be a good idea to bring me kayaking. This someone is at least a head taller than me, is a great swimmer, and doesn’t have an irrational fear of water.
Just like everybody else in the group.
If I survive this trip, I might need a new group of friends.