I am a big fan of Urban Fantasy books, and this one looked intriguing, so I decided to give it a shot. I am so glad i did. The main characters, Max an..Show More »d Sandra Porter, are moving on from some a events at his old job that lead to them needing a fresh start. Max, a college professor, is hired to do historical research in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for a mysterious Employer. Max, glad to be able to leave Michigan and his troubles behind, starts the research, but he meets Marshall Drummond, who happens to be the ghost cursed and bound to Max's office. Marshall needs Max's help to break the curse, which was placed on him by a witch in the 40's, and just happens to be tied to Max's research. Max's wife Sandra is drawn into the mystery, especially when she reveals she can see ghosts. Not just Marshall, but all ghosts. After a series of adventures and setbacks, the mystery is slowly peeled back to reveal...well, if you want to know, you'll just have to listen to the book. It is very worth it. the characters are well rounded, with Max and Sandra both being compelling characters. Marshall is also sympathetic, but very much a product of his era, the 1940s. There is a lot of actual North Carolina history mixed in to the story, which is well blended to make the story compelling. The author does a great job of drawing you into the story, making you feel your right in the middle of the action. He also self narrates, which is always hit or miss with self narrated titles, but this one is a definite bullseye. he does a great job with the voices, making the characters really come alive and keeping the story flowing. I would recommend this book to any fan of Mike Resnick's Stalking series of Urban Fantasy books, as well as the Nightside books and Dreden FIles.
Excellent series with each book easily stand alone--but why would you want to? I will admit to being a sucker for author-read books, but the voice qua..Show More »lities and definition truly make this a win/win situation. A mystery with noir elements, paranormal basis, and believable characters. You really do want to read these. I do not say this because it was freely given in exchange for an honest review, either!
Really entertaining story . Good bargain getting three books in one , & that's what made my decision to buy it, even though I cringed when i sa..Show More »w "Read by the author " - That's never a good idea and I do not know why some authors think they are good enough to narrate / they are writers-not voice actors . This author wasn't awful at it - but he wasn't good either .