Jennifer Petkus divides her time creating websites for the dead, writing Jane Austen-themed mysteries, woodworking, aikido and building model starships. She has few credentials, having failed to graduate from the University of Texas with a journalism degree, but did manage to find employment at the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper as a cop reporter, copy editor and night city editor before the paper died in 1986. She lives in fear of getting a phone call from her dead Japanese mother. Her husband is the night editor at The Denver Post. Her best friend is a cop.
Good Cop, Dead Cop: A Novel about the AfterNetby Jennifer Petkus
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Alex Munroe hated being dead, but he hated not being a cop even more. Luckily the discovery of the afterlife means death isn't quite the disability it once was and new technology has allowed him to partner with rookie cop Linda Yamaguchi. Of course technology still can't give him a physical body or the ability to interact with the billions of other dead people, except through the Internet. But technology has allowed Alex to expand his mind and access the world of information in ways he would have never thought possible when alive, which is a useful skill when the dead start to go missing, and it's up to Alex and Linda to solve the mystery of their disappearance. She watched Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon live.
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This is a great and entertaining read. The characters are believable. The dialogue is well crafted and the story line is innovative and timely. I could have used a bit more surrealism. But that's purely a matter of personal taste. I found myself falling through the words early on and into the story. The rest was pure enjoyment.
This book is a hugely entertaining blend of mystery, science fiction and cop story. It is also that rarest of rarities, an original concept. In this alternate reality, computer technology has enabled the dead to communicate with the living through the Internet. The author's explorations of the ramifications of this discovery take the readers on a highly entertaining thrill ride touching on everything from religion to criminal conspiracies. The characters - a rookie female cop and a dead former cop, are engaging, witty and utterly believable. You'll love this book whether your usual tastes run to police procedurals, conventional mysteries or science fiction. Dare we hope for a sequel?