The Dead Detective is a paranormal murder mystery and allows pure escapism from life as we know it. Believing herself to be the victim of a prank, Richelle Dadd wakes up inside a chalk outline at a murder scene. Ticked off at the level to which her fellow police officers will go to pull such a prank, Richelle begins to ask a few questions. The trouble is, no pulse, cold skin and a bullet through her heart are just NOT normal. Plus something has happened to her vision, she can see ghosts or shades of buildings from yesteryear. But people can still see her, so what is she?
Forced to accept she is undead, half ghost/ half alive or just a plain old zombie, Richelle plans to solve her own murder case. With a foot in both worlds, she teams up with Bull McGuiness an old cop who’s been dead a while. He suggests they return to the scene of the crime and look for clues, but whilst there, Richelle is taken over by an evil possession and forced to murder two gypsies.
A bit of research reveals Richelle is the victim of a powerful gypsy curse which can take over her mind and force her to do bad things. But it’s not just Richelle who has been possessed. News comes of more vicious murders and rumours of something big being planned between dangerous players. No one messes with gypsies! But Richelle and her friends on both sides of the fence are determined to stop them.
Letting go of all reality and plunging yourself into this book is the best way to read this, allowing the story take you on a journey. Written in a fun upbeat manner, The Dead Detective puts a different twist on a murder mystery.
This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by Curiosity Quills
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