The next book in the Ghost Detective series is finally here! Robert and Clothilde continue their search for justice, this time by… interviewing the ghosts of other past victims. Because why not?
All detectives search for clues and take testimonies when working a case. Ghost detectives are no different. And they have an advantage: They can depose other ghosts — the actual victims.
Robert and Clothilde’s current interviewee occupies a tiny cemetery in the depths of the Pyrenees. Alone since her burial over a decade ago, she willingly tells the detectives about the circumstances around her death.
Louise’s story sets Robert, Clothilde, and Captain Evian on the path to uncovering new facets of the conspiracy responsible for so many deaths — bringing them one step closer to justice.
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.
I’m thrilled to be part of this Storybundle on the theme of “Getting Justice.” It’s curated by Dean Wesley Smith and contains books by a group of wonderful writers.
Seriously, here’s your chance at getting a ton of great reading for only $15! And to top it all off, some of the proceeds go to the charity AbleGamers. You can read all about how Storybundle works here.
My book Beyond the Graveis part of this bundle. After all, Clothilde and Robert are searching for justice thirty years after their murders, so the story certainly fits with the theme.
Some books in the bundle, like mine, have fantasy elements to them, but not all. Some are very serious and dark (like Kris Nelscott’s Street Justice) and some are definitely on the lighter side (Robert Jeschonek’s Death by Polka obviously has some humerous elements).
There are full-length novels, anthologies, and short story collections.
Something for everyone! Dean explains it all to perfection in his blog post.
Go check out the Storybundle here – and don’t take too long, it’s only available for three weeks!
Not everyone can attend their own funeral. Not consciously and calmly, anyway.
Even Robert, a long-time ghost and something of a pro when it comes to final rites, finds it disconcerting. In the company of his long-time friend and fellow ghost Clothilde, Robert watches as his mother accompanies his remains to the grave — thirty years after his demise.
But why does Clothilde’s frail old uncle do the same? Does he know about the link between Clothilde and Robert’s deaths?
A funeral won’t put the past to rest — only solving the mystery of their own murders can bring closure.
And Uncle Lucien seems to hold vital clues…
Unveiling the Past is the second novel in the Ghost Detective series, following Robert and Clothilde in their continued search for justice.
This month, I’m releasing the first book of my new mystery series, the Ghost Detective novels! These books follow Clothilde and Robert, the main characters from my Ghost Detective short stories, as they find a way to get out of the cemetery and go after the people who killed them thirty years ago.
If you haven’t read any of the Ghost Detective stories yet, you can pick up the first one for free through my newsletter.
If you have read them, well, I hope you’re as curious as me about finding out what happened to these two back in the eighties. I first thought the story would be another short story, only to discover it was an entire series of novels… I’m having a blast writing them, and the next two volumes are ready to go live in August and September!
Another short story is published today: Common Ground. The ebook should be up for free on most retailers (if it isn’t, try Kobo). It’s another Ghost Detective story, and it’s kind of a prologue to Beyond the Grave. So feel free to start with that one!
The forever rebellious Clothilde’s gravestone only mentions her first name and date of death. A small bump in the ground next to her grave marks former police officer Robert’s last resting place.
And in thirty years, no visitors for either of them.
Confined within the cemetery borders and yearning for closure to move on, the two ghosts can’t go after the people who killed them.
Until Clothilde receives her very first visitor — and along with it, the means to escape the cemetery.
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.