A Naked Ghost Demands Help in Dead Man Haunt, a Murder Mystery from T. M. Simmons
—Mineral Springs, Texas—
When Patrick, a gorgeous naked ghost, reaches out to author and paranormal investigator, Alice Carpenter and her cohorts for help, the small town of Mineral Springs, Texas, will never be the same. In exchange for helping him journey to the hereafter, Patrick leads Alice into a crumbling historical hotel, where she discovers a new murder—a woman severed in half at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
Joined by her Rottweiler, Trucker, her Siamese, Miss Molly, her mentor and teacher, Aunt Twila, her next-door neighbor, Granny Chisholm, and even her ex-husband, Detective Jack Roucheau, Alice attempts to solve these two murders. Together, they traverse the bowels of the haunted hotel, survive a hair-raising motorcycle ride, and journey the backcountry boondocks with Granny, who fantasizes she's an Indi-500 driver.
With only a few minutes left to expose the murderers and set the ghosts to rest before a bomb destroys the hotel, decisions are vital. Should they save themselves and leave behind the evildoers and restless ghosts, as well as a stolen body in a coffin? Might they risk their own lives to bring a peaceful existence to the formerly grand hotel?
From the Publisher: Cozy mystery fans and readers who enjoy amateur sleuths, ghosts and a supernatural twist will enjoy this fun series of mysteries with its cast of colorful characters.
"...throws ghost-hunting Texas gals and survivalists together in a haunted hotel. For those who believe in ghosts, thrills, chills, and giggles..." ~Kirkus Reviews
"In DEAD MAN HAUNT, T. M. Simmons brings together a most unusual group, led by a writer and talented ghosthunter, who is bent on helping a very handsome ghost who likes to run naked through a disintegrating mineral springs hotel searching for his lost love. The sulting action is funny, full of crazy antics, and it's downright endearing for a murder mystery." ~NOVELTALK
"This exciting paranormal whodunit uses ghosts as support characters, which surprisingly seems real because of the interplay between the spirits and the brave living sleuths. Alice and Twila take the existence of ghosts in stride as if it is an everyday occurrence, which to them it is, while Alice’s ex Jack denies their existence. As with DEAD MAN TALKING, T.M. Simmons provides a lightfully charming leisurely flowing supernatural cozy." ~Harriet Klausner, Reviewer
"I can’t get enough of this author." ~ Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
A Dead Man Mystery Series:
Dead Man Talking
Dead Man Haunt
Dead Man Hand
Dead Man Ohio
Dead Man Love (Novella)
About the Author:
T. M. Simmons lives in a haunted house on the edge of the East Texas Piney Woods, which she and her husband share with a variety of pets and paranormal residents. In between writing cozy mysteries and other stories, she delights in scaring herself silly during otherworldly encounters and visits haunted buildings and graveyards during both dark and full moons. Her husband goes along sometimes to protect her from the bumps in the night, although he's been known to spy a ghost and retreat rather than confront. She also pursues paranormal entities with her own real-life Twila, Aunt Belle Brown, and they are Lead Investigators of the Supernatural Researchers of Texas paranormal investigative team. SRT's motto is, "Leave Peace Behind," and the team seeks to leave peace for the people who are dealing with troubled hauntings, as well as for the ghosts. Simmons is extremely willing to discuss her experiences with anyone she can corner.