Southern Bound by Stuart Jaffe

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“Southern Bound gets it right! A great blend of ghosts and gumshoes. If you like haunting mysteries you’ll love Southern Bound!” – Edgar-nominated author, Joel Goldman

It was supposed to be a new beginning – good job, good pay, and a lovely home in North Carolina.

But when Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he is thrust neck-deep into a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which a simple research job can turn deadly.

Real history meets the paranormal in this fun mystery series!

I’m a big fan of the paranormal/occult/Cthulhu Mythos detective stories out there. This, this is good stuff. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Mr. Jaffe does with the next book. Things to love here: the P.I. is dead, the main character is a teacher, he and his wife are happy within the bounds of reason, and the book managed to follow the rules of both the hardboiled detective and of fantasy. Specifically, the detective can’t really change anything on a big scale, so his victories are mostly moral (and there’s plenty of room for backlash) and maybe pyrrhic while in fantasy, magic isn’t a solution to your problems, it’s just a new subset of problems but with bigger explosions. So yeah, I’m on board and I’m glad to be there.

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About Don Sloan

I am a former journalist with a major daily newspaper and now am a full-time Indie book reviewer. I love to write, read, drink good wine, and take short naps in front of my fireplace here in the North Carolina mountains.
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