SOME EVIL JUST WON’T STAY DEAD
How do you kill someone who has already been dead for better than 150 years? Weird question, I know, but I’m serious, believe me.
My name is Rowan Gant, and I’m the Unofficial Witch of the Saint Louis Major Case Squad. I was branded with that title for two reasons: I’m a Witch, and I consult for the police. You see, I’m not a normal Witch. I’m afflicted with a terrible curse—I can hear the voices of the dead. The loudest are always those of murder victims, hence the gig with the cops. Honestly, it has brought me nothing but trouble—like the need to kill someone who is already dead, for instance.
Some months back I was involved in an investigation that culminated in the capture of a sadistic serial killer who called herself Mistress Miranda. The thing is, the woman who is now behind bars is Annalise Devereaux. She’s not innocent in this, trust me, but Miranda herself is the real problem. Long story short—Miranda is the spirit of a long dead, 19th century serial killer, and spirits aren’t deterred by prison bars and razor wire. Sounds crazy, I know, but it gets even weirder. It turns out that Annalise is a half-sister my wife never even knew she had until this mess hit the fan and the sins of the father were laid bare.
However, don’t let the soap opera of adultery and illegitimate siblings fool you. This is a real horror story; just ask the victims… Better yet, just ask me. You see, now that Miranda’s corporeal host is behind bars, she is looking for a new body to use, and she’s keeping it in the family—by that, I mean she has set her sights on my wife, Felicity, and I don’t intend to let that happen.
Unfortunately, how this drama plays out may not be up to me at all…
About M. R. Sellars
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Published November 10, 2013
by WillowTree Press / E. M. A. Mysteries.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime.