An Unwelcomed Pool Guest and a Mean Spirit in Dead Men Talking, a Murder Mystery from T. M. Simmons
Author and paranormal investigator, Alice Carpenter is well-practiced at disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with Sir Gary Gavin, the resident ghost at Esprit d'Chene Plantation, the family mansion near Jefferson, Texas, Alice agrees to come to her rescue.
Before Alice can even pack her things and necessities for her 150-lb. Rottweiler, Trucker, and Miss Molly, her Siamese, Katy discovers a new murder—a headless corpse floating in her swimming pool that turns out to be Bucky, the black-sheep son of a Texas senator. Even worse, the homicide detective in charge, Alice's ex-husband Jack, thinks Katy's the killer.
Katy is arrested giving Alice no choice but to depend on her ghost hunting mentor, Twila, and her elderly neighbor, Granny, to assist in the investigation. Together, the unlikely team of sleuths join forces to help send Sir Gary to his deserved reward, track down the real killer, and set Katy free.
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.
"Dead Man Talking is grisly fun! T. M. Simmons is the finest, funniest writer about Texas I've ever read." ~Alice Borchardt, author of Raven Warrior
"With ghosts practically outnumbering live characters, this entertaining romp…is certainly worth a gander." ~Library Journal
"All this supernatural phenomena resides inside a delightful who-done-it." ~Harriet Klausner, viewer
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.