Deadly Spirits by E. Michael Helms

3 Spirits meet the living stars!

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Deadly Spirits

Paperback, 266 pages
Published January 15th 2017 by Camel Press
1603813497 (ISBN13: 9781603813495)
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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.
My thoughts…
This is the 4th book in the Mac McClellan series, I wished I would’ve started from the beginning.   The book says it can be read as a stand alone, and most people who have read it as a stand alone have no problems with it at all like that, however I think because I did read it as a stand alone, I missed my character connection with Mac.  He always referred back to a previous time that something happened.  I really wanted know about that previous time.
Mac as a character is really enjoyable, he has the knack of a private eye, but a very enjoyable banter when it comes to talking with people.  He seems like he gets along with everyone around him.  I really enjoy the fact that like every red blooded male he can see that a woman is attractive without being all like “what girlfriend, who me I didn’t have a girlfriend??”  He is very loyal to those in his circle including his girlfriend so far as to join her little ghost hunting club.  Of course he is very suspicious about ghosts but when bodies start piling he has to put on his PI pants.
I loved all the characters in this book, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The dog of course was my favorite, with Mac’s GF coming in a very close second. I wouldn’t say much evolving happened in this book itself as it is a series.  He may have been evolving the whole series.  I did love the mystical aspect of ghosts on top of they actual aspect of “who done it??”
About E. Michael Helms.. 
 E.Michael Helms

I was born in Georgia way back in the last century but grew up and lived most of my life in Panama City, Florida. In 2004 my wife and I moved to the Upstate region of South Carolina in the shadows of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, a land of stunning vistas and numerous waterfalls.

I’ve been traditionally published since 1990 when my Vietnam War memoir, The Proud Bastards, was published. It’s about my time as a combat U.S. Marine in 1967-68. It’s still in print after all these years, currently with Simon & Schuster/Pocket. I’ve since written a few novels in different genres. I’m currently writing the Mac McClellan Mystery series which is set along the coast of the Florida Panhandle where I grew up.

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