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Sound good? What are you waiting for? The mystery of the Ghost Bride's Gift awaits.

The Ghost Bride's Gift

Walter Anchor wants to solve his own murder, but with no leads and nothing else to do he solves other murders to pass the time.

When his best ghost-friend Emily finds a dead bride alone in a hotel without a scratch on her, things go from bad to worse for Walter. The bride looks just like his ex-wife. Seeing her forces Walter to come face-to-face with a past he wants to forget.

Can Walter reconcile with his past in time to solve the murder and save the ghost bride from the ghostly hell known as the bardo?

From the author of “Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir” comes a mystery unlike anything seen before.

Detecting Haley

"The Ghost Bride's Gift" is Walter's second case. Don't worry, his stories can be read out of order. His first case, "Detecting Haley" is available as a stand-alone ebook or part of my short story collection Life After: Stories of Life, Death, and the Places In Between.

A Ghost Trying to Solve His Own Murder…

Walter Anchor hates being a ghost. He wants nothing more than to solve his own murder, finish his unfinished business as an earthbound spirit, and “move on.” But when he and his best ghost-friend Emily stumble across a corpse while tracking clues to his murder, everything changes.

The dead girl used to work for Walter and he hopes solving her murder will lead to his own killer. But the case gets complicated and things get personal. Walter finds himself dealing with a much bigger problem than solving his own murder.

From the author of “Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir” comes a murder mystery unlike anything seen before.

There is a third Walter Anchor story nearing completion and more coming in the future.

Robert J. McCarter is the author of six novels, three novellas, and dozens of short stories. He is a finalist for the Writers of the Future contest and his stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening PostAdomeda Spaceways Inflight MagazineEveryday Fiction, and numerous anthologies. His short stories have been published alongside such luminaries as Brandon Sanderson, Peter S. Beagle, Jody Lynn Nye, and David Farland.

He has written a series of first person ghost novels (starting with Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir) and a superhero / love story series (Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story), as well as two short story collections.

Of his latest novel, Seeing Forever, Kirkus Reviews says, “Sci-fi as it should be: engaging, moving, and grand in scope.

He lives in the mountains of Arizona with his amazing wife and his ridiculously adorable dog.