Today could be the day that you start a whole year of unlimited reading!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
The Case of the Sunken Spirit - Ghost Hunters Mystery-Detective - cover

The Case of the Sunken Spirit - Ghost Hunters Mystery-Detective

S. H. Marpel

Publisher: Midwest Journal Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0


To rescue a 12,000 year old ghost, you have to learn to breathe water. 
Our next mystery to solve was the toughest yet. We thought ourselves prepared to deal with being submerged several hundred feet below the surface. 
My question was how to communicate with something who was older than all civilization as we knew it. What did it have in common with our modern culture? How to talk through an energy shield built to withstand the pressures of that depth? 
I didn't have long to wait after we arrived. 
Because something pulled me out of that shield and wanted to talk with meright now - deep underwater, ready or not... 
(Part 1 of 3: contains cliffhanger ending...) 
I woke soaking wet. Putting my tongue to my lips tasted - salt water. 
That made sense to the dream I woke up from, but the nearest ocean was thousands of miles away. 
So I did the next best thing I could think of. Reaching up for the turquoise stone around my neck, I called for Sal and Jude. 
And they arrived. Also soaking wet, dripping on my tiny cabin floor. 
Good thing I stayed in bed to give them room to move. At least my bed was keeping my own third puddle contained. 
I had to smile, though. Both of those girls were usually so neat and tidy. Now their hair hung down in long, soggy strands. Their blouses were plastered to their skin. And they were not amused. 
"What the hell, John?" Jude was first to vent, as expected. "I was nice and asleep, and then you had to have an underwater dream and put us two into it?!?" 
"What Jude is trying to understand is how you pulled us out of bed, fully dressed, underwater - only to have a nightmare where we can't do anything to save you?" 
I just had to smile. We were all just too ridiculous standing or laying in our salt water pools. "Sorry. But I didn't think I could do that. Are you sure it was me?" 
"Well who else could it be?" Jude put her head to the side and bumped her head, trying to get the water out of her ears. 
Sal smiled back at me, and then looked over at Jude's wet black leather outfit and down to her own soggy off-white business suit with gold pin-stripe. And the growing puddle beneath her squishy tan dress pumps. 
That made her smile turn into a grin. 
A simple gesture and we were all three dry again, as if we'd never been in water at all. Which meant was was wearing my work clothes, including boots, while still in bed. A dry bed, now. 
"Thanks, Sal." 
She just nodded. 
Jude stopped bumping her head and straightened up, tugging her leathers into position again, the way she liked them - tight and revealing. 
Sal just adjusted her cuffs and made sure her hair was in a blond bun with two carved ivory hair pins, as usual. "What do you remember of that nightmare, John?" 
"We were somewhere deep, really deep underwater inside one of your force shields. An ancient set of columns showed up. We had some glow lights showing or something - when it looked like a girl or mermaid came right toward us. She wasn't swimming, but more like walking as if the water wasn't there. Straight ahead, right to the side of the force shield and then reached right through it to grab my arm and pull me out of it - right into the water. That's when I woke up." 
Jude looked over at Sal. "That scans. Same thing I remembered." 
Sal frowned. "Definitely got a mystery on our hands. Time to see Ben. Stand up, John." 
I just got to my feet when we shimmered off to somewhere else... 
Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Now.

Other books that might interest you

  • Urban Gothic - cover

    Urban Gothic

    Stephen Coghlan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Burned out and drugged up, Alec LeGuerrier spends his days faking it, barely eking out an existence while living in a haze of confusion and medicated mellowness. That is, until he stops a gang of nightmarish oddities from killing a strange young woman with indigo eyes. Dragged into the lands of the dreaming, he must come to terms with his brutal past and his grim imagined future in a land his body knows is real, but his mind refuses to acknowledge. 
    From Cliff Jones, Jr. "Dreampunk" Community Leader: 
    "What actually happens when we dream? We can only remember bits and pieces here and there, leaving the vast depths of the dreamworld completely unknown to our waking minds. We know it's important somehow, but we don't know why. 
    Urban Gothic is a deep dive into the unconscious dreamworld of Alec LeGuerrier, an archetypal warrior battling his inner demons for the fate of his soul. In the mundane world, he's a veteran struggling with PTSD, chemically subdued and cut off from his own dreams. But in that other place, he can be so much more. 
    If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman (especially Neverwhere and The Sandman) or other modern #dreampunk writers like Jeb Sherrill and Yelena Calavera, then you should definitely check this one out. It's a quick read with a heavy heart, in the best possible way."
    Show book
  • Elemental Power - cover

    Elemental Power

    Rachel Morgan

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Family secrets, powerful magic, a slow-burn romance ...
    Ridley Kayne has discovered she’s not alone.
    There are others with magic just like hers. Those who are also hunted by the Shadow Society.
    With Archer’s help, Ridley sets out to find the other elementals living in Lumina City.
    They’ll have to be careful not to draw the attention of the Shadow Society or the law—or Ridley’s dad, who would prefer she stay away from those with illegal magic like hers.
    So Ridley does whatever she can to pretend life is back to normal.
    Until the night her magic is discovered.
    Grab your copy today to continue the pulse-pounding journey through a dystopian urban fantasy world!
    - - -"My heart is still racing! I couldn't put this book down!" ~ Jennifer D. on Goodreads ★★★★★
    "... quickly becoming one of my all time favorite series." ~ Terra on Goodreads  ★★★★★
    "... I was captivated and could not put it down ..." ~ Laetitia on Goodreads ★★★★★
    "I loved the budding romance between Ridley and Archer ..." ~ Ann O on Goodreads ★★★★★
    - - -
    THE RIDLEY KAYNE CHRONICLES:Elemental Thief - out now!Elemental Power - out now!Elemental Heir - 2019
    Show book
  • The Legacy of Hades - cover

    The Legacy of Hades

    Rhonda Grant Boles

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    For her one hundredth birthday, Makaria the daughter of Hades, also known as the Goddess of Blessed Death, expresses a desire to leave her home in the Underworld in an effort to research mortal life on the surface. Upon enrolling at the prestigious Princeton University, she befriends the grandson to the Duke of Wellington, Alexander Beckham III and his cousin Nicolette, her college roommate.
    Alex has an instant attraction to Makaria, but she has her eyes set on a bad boy rocker named Mike. Through a series of unfortunate events, Alex, Nicolette and Makaria find it nearly impossible to maintain their family secrets. What will Makarias parents think of her new found mortal love? What will happen when Alex, Nicolette, Makaria and Mike learn the truth of each others LEGACY?
    Show book
  • Deadly Wrong - Preternatural Affairs #5 - cover

    Deadly Wrong - Preternatural...

    SM Reine

    • 1
    • 5
    • 0
    Isobel Stonecrow’s life has an expiration date: One month, two weeks, four days, and six hours remaining.
    Not that she’s counting.
    When she signed a contract giving her soul and memories to a demon named Ander, she didn’t expect that she would ever have to face termination. But now Ander is dead and she’ll be following suit if she can’t find a way to dissolve the deal.
    Too bad she can’t remember anything from the time before she signed the contract.
    Fritz Friederling, a billionaire demon hunter who owns several businesses in Hell, isn’t ready to give up on Isobel. But she isn’t sure that working with Fritz is better than dying. She doesn’t know much about her past life, but she knows that she signed Ander’s contract for a reason—and that getting away from Fritz was a significant part of it.
    Escaping her contract means remembering the life that she chose to forget. And it means trusting Fritz Friederling, who Isobel fears might be the biggest danger of all…
    Show book
  • Yesterday's Dreams - cover

    Yesterday's Dreams

    Danielle Ackley-McPhail

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    An act of self-sacrifice transforms Kara O'Keefe's simple life into one both magical and menacing. Overwhelmed by the expenses of her father’s cancer treatments, Kara finds herself forced to give up Quicksilver, her cherished violin.
    At Yesterday's Dreams, a pawnshop tucked away on a quiet New York back street, she discovers her true destiny and danger begins to stalk her. Pursued by malevolent forces she does not understand, Kara O'Keefe must place her trust in a dead man she loved but never truly knew and the living myth that would teach her what it is to be other. 
    Has she inherited the tenacious strength of her Celtic ancestors, or will she fall beneath the onslaught of uncompromising fate? 
    Show book
  • Dark Legacies - The Brenna Strachan Series #4 - cover

    Dark Legacies - The Brenna...

    Hadena James

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    Let the final battle begin.  
    Brenna has been stuck in the ethereal plane for some time now. Her only companion is Uther Pendragon, an overlord she knows very little about, but has to learn to trust.  
    Jasmine has been free to terrorize the world in Brenna’s absence. She is unleashing dark forces onto the earth in an attempt to bring about the Second Elder War and fulfill her dreams of domination over humans.  
    Brenna must summon every bit of her power to fight Jasmine, The Horsemen and anything else brought into the realm of reality. Despite being one of the most powerful beings on earth, will Brenna have the power to battle against her own sister? Let alone, win, knowing death might be only way to stop Jasmine’s madness? 
    Show book