Unfinished Business

Sometimes a title makes all the difference. It’s like this sprinkle of magic that makes a project come together and suddenly it all makes sense. And that is true for Unfinished Business: The Cases of Walter Anchor Ghost Detective. Unfinished Business encapsulates the journey of an earth bound spirt (i.e. ghost) perfectly. And especially Walter Anchor as he tries to solve his own murder. As I was finishing up Walter’s stories earlier in the year, …

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The Red Arrow Murders

It’s release day! The Red Arrow Murders is out! It’s been a long journey with Walter Anchor. The idea for a ghost detective came to me when I was working on To Be a Fool, which came out in 2013. I started his first story while that novel was finishing up. I was having so much fun with it that he and Emily have a cameo in To Be a Fool. The initial thought was …

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A Hollywood Kind of Murder

Okay, Walter Anchor used to be an actor so why not have him solving a murder in a Hollywood? A murder with a particularly Hollywood kind of vibe. He’s a ghost after all and moving about is easy. That is the starting point to this unique murder mystery. Long ago when I was in high school and then again briefly about ten years ago, I did some acting. As a teenager it was plays, lots …

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Death of a Dentist

There’s are best practices for writing a series and then there are… what I did with this series. It has been an education on what not to do. My wife once jokingly called this story (in a different form with a different name) my “white whale.” She cast me as Captain Ahab on a quest to exact my revenge on Moby Dick. It wasn’t quite that bad, but it was a struggle. An unusually difficult …

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A Long Hard Fall

If you haven’t heard about this series yet, Walter Anchor is a ghost detective. He’s from the same graveyard as JJ Lynch and the ghosts in Shuffled Off and the rest of the books in that series. In fact, he and his sidekick Emily have a cameo in the 2nd book in that series, Of Things Not Seen. I love these stories. Walter was a struggling actor, and then a dentist, and now he’s a …

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The Ghost Bride’s Gift

2020 is going to have a couple of stars when it comes to my writing. Walter Anchor is one. He’s a ghost trying to solve his own murder, his stories based in the same graveyard as the A Ghost’s Memoir series. Hist first case, “Detecting Haley” was part of my first short story collection, Life After, and last year it was released stand-alone. (It’s also free to my newsletter subscribers, so sign up if you …

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