A Ghost of a Chance: The Haunting of Detective Tory Alston

A Ghost of a Chance: The Haunting of Detective Tory Alston

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by Jim Van Loozen
     
 

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When private detective Ransom Stone embarked on the investigation of a missing congressional intern, he suspected the trail would lead to murder -- only not his! Suspended on Earth as a ghost, he finds that he is capable of assisting Detective Tory Alston in her quest to find his murderer. That the two investigations would become linked is inevitable. With a tapestry…  See more details below

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When private detective Ransom Stone embarked on the investigation of a missing congressional intern, he suspected the trail would lead to murder -- only not his! Suspended on Earth as a ghost, he finds that he is capable of assisting Detective Tory Alston in her quest to find his murderer. That the two investigations would become linked is inevitable. With a tapestry of unexpected plot twists and a fair share of twisted characters in play, the story harkens back to the days of solid Noir fiction.

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ISBN-13:
9781475986112
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
412 KB

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A Ghost of a Chance: The Haunting of Detective Tory Alston 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Van Loozen adds a touch of Stephen King to the genre of the hard-boiled detective. His guy, Ransom Stone buys the proverbial farm at the very beginning of the A Ghost of a Chance and spends the rest of the book moving in and out of the lives of the police detectives who are investigating his death. The format, which I admit seemed a bit odd to me at the beginning, enables Van Loozen to look at the genre with some interesting irony at the same time he moves a plot briskly forward. His prose makes you remember how charmingly off-beat Philip Marlow was on the pages where he wasn't in the throes of mortal combat. I confess to having gone from wondering, "how is this going to work out" when I opened it to being pleasantly surprised six hours later by the short meditation on good, evil, and eternity that wraps it up. - Tm Hoyer, Jr.