Deadly Spirits by E. Michael Helms

Darque Dreamer reviews DEADLY SPIRITS —

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The Book:

side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Deadly Spirits

Book Author:E. Michael Helms

Page Count: 266

Publishing Date: January 15th, 2017

Publisher: Camel Press

Date Read: December 12th, 2017

Synopsis: When PI Mac McClellan’s girlfriend convinces him to join the Palmetto Paranormal Society, he becomes embroiled in a case of whooodunnit. The society president, while investigating an old hotel, is found dead at the foot of the stairwell, his neck broken. The man’s secretary and current squeeze stands horrified beside his body. Authorities rule the death an accident. Mac has doubts—no one heard the man tumbling down the stairs. Then the secretary dies in an apparent suicide. Two deaths in two paranormal investigations, and not a peep out of either victim. Mac suspects there’s more going on than a vengeful spirit.
Book 4 in the Mac McClellan Mystery series, which began with Deadly Catch. Reads as a stand alone.


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Writing Tip: Spotlight (Elmore Leonard)

KaylaAnn Spotlights Elmore Leonard —

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“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and the rhythm of the narrative.” – Elmore Leonard

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Elmore Leonard, the author of this quote, is an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His career boomed in the 1950s with his Westerns and continued to grow as he branched out into crime fiction and suspense thrillers. His most well-known pieces are “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight,” “Hombre,” “3:10 to Yuma,” and “Justified.” Known and commended by critics for his strong dialogue and interesting use of grammar, Leonard never let the mechanics of writing get in his way.

Although Leonard had his degrees in writing and philosophy, his focus on writing was never restricted by composition 101. However, that does not mean that he simply…

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But the Sailors Threw Him Overboard*

From Mystery Writer/Blogger Margot Kinberg —-

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

Most killers don’t want to be caught. So, they do whatever they can to hide the evidence. And that means they often have to do something about the body of the person they’ve killed. After all, with today’s technology, bodies often contain evidence that points to the murderer.

One way to deal with this, if you’re a killer (fictional only, of course!) is to commit the murder on board a boat or ship, so the victim, or at least the victim’s body, can go overboard. Of course, a lot of things have to fall into place for that sort of plan to work. But when it does, the murderer has a solid chance to get away with the crime. So, it’s little wonder that we see this in a lot of crime fiction. Here are just a few examples; I know you’ll think of more than I could.

In Patricia…

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