Myron Vale sees ghosts. One hundred billion of them, to be precise.
In a world where everybody dies but nobody leaves, Myron Vale is the rare individual who completely straddles both sides of the great divide. In fact, he may just be the only one. His strange ability the result of a gunshot to the head while serving as a Portland police officer, a few years later he recovers to forge a new life as private investigator catering to both the living and the dead.
His biggest problem? He can't tell them apart.
In this short story prequel to Ghost Detective, the first novel featuring Myron Vale, a house call to an old farmhouse finds Vale investigating the most unlikely of haunted places -- a breadbox. What lies inside? It's not at all what Vale expects.
"Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good."
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author of The Disappeared
"Carter's writing is on target." - Publishers Weekly
"Scott William Carter makes it look easy." - Chizine.com
Publisher's Note: The ebook includes an author's afterword explaining the origin of the story (which lead to the novel), as well as the opening chapter of Ghost Detective.
SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published nine novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His most recent book, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children.