“Everybody dies. Nobody leaves.”
Private detective of sorts Myron Vale has good reason to be reclusive. Ghosts remain on Earth after someone dies. ALL of them. Myron is twice cursed by a lingering injury, as not only can he see and interact with the multitude of ghosts everyone else is unaware of, he can’t tell them from the living…
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.
2 replies on “Ghost Detective Review”
I like the idea that he can’t tell the difference. Does that come into play very much?
Me too, and a fair bit. The base of it is used to explain him being a recluse, because normal people think he’s crazy since he’s seen talking to “nothing” and constantly walking in weird patterns to avoid people no one else can see.