Dead for the Show
A Dead Detective MysteryBook - 2015
Dead Detective Seamus Hanrahan is bored on the ship that takes the dead from one phase to the next. It's a perfect existence, but since when is perfect exciting? When new arrival Cassie Parker refuses to believe she's dead, Seamus agrees to return to life on Earth and find out what happened to her. The hope is that something Seamus discovers will convince the young woman, though Cassie insists she isn't dead and will never believe she is. In a small theater in Toronto, Seamus finds Christy Parker, who came to visit and learned her sister was killed backstage in what appears to be an accident. When she's convinced to take over Cassie's job as wardrobe mistress, Christy's life changes so fast she can hardly keep up. The loss of her only remaining relative, the demands of the new job, her interesting and eccentric coworkers, and a chance meeting with old friend John Damen keep her mind more than occupied. Seamus travels through the theater troupe, trying to learn who might have hated Cassie enough to murder her. There are lots of secrets, but he finds neither guilt nor a sense of what happened the day Cassie died. Christy struggles on, disappointed that the police have closed the case on Cassie's death. The handsome Damen is conducting his own investigation, and Seamus begins to suspect the two crimes are connected. Soon Christy's life is in danger, though she doesn't know why. Trapped in the deserted theater, she engages in a desperate fight to survive. As Seamus tries to protect Christy and learn why Cassie had to die, he senses an odd, invisible presence. Can a dead guy be haunted, and if so, is it a good thing or really, really bad?
Publisher: United States : Gwendolyn Press, 2015.
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 23 cm.