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Nearly Departed [NOOK Book]

Overview

Con artists are a notoriously skeptical bunch, and Dennis Gufehautt is no exception. His scheme of masquerading as a paranormal investigator seems foolproof, until he encounters an actual ghost haunting an antique armchair.

Now, having unwittingly become a witness to a decades-old murder, Dennis finds himself stumbling headfirst into bizarre and often hilarious situations as he tries to solve a legitimate paranormal mystery.

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Nearly Departed

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Overview

Con artists are a notoriously skeptical bunch, and Dennis Gufehautt is no exception. His scheme of masquerading as a paranormal investigator seems foolproof, until he encounters an actual ghost haunting an antique armchair.

Now, having unwittingly become a witness to a decades-old murder, Dennis finds himself stumbling headfirst into bizarre and often hilarious situations as he tries to solve a legitimate paranormal mystery.

Pursued by an overzealous private detective and driven to befriend a cast of memorable characters - from a perpetually-smoking matron to a charismatic charlatan who masquerades as an African shaman - Dennis works to exorcise the haunted furniture and return his life to a state of moderate normality.

Easier said than done.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033169283
  • Publisher: Max Patrick Schlienger
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 97,285
  • File size: 405 KB

Meet the Author

Since he first learned to speak, Max Patrick Schlienger has been telling stories. Unfortunately, despite having been given ample opportunity and encouragement, he has yet to master the art of shutting the hell up. In an effort to avoid being completely shunned by his friends and family, Max finally took to writing his stories down. He intends to continue in the glamorous profession of making stuff up until such time as the position of Superman becomes available.

When he's not wasting time on the Internet or pretending to understand elements of theoretical physics, Max can often be found making short films, singing acappella music, and participating in ill-conceived culinary experimentation. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, where a video game company pays him to break things and then brag about it.

There is no currently-existing evidence to refute Max's claims of his own immortality, insofar as he is not yet dead.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Absolutely amazing!

    This was exactly the sort of book I was looking for. I loved it! It had great, well rounded characters that I could really care about. It also had a juicy mystery, several moments of suspense, humor, and a real ghost!

    The book's engrossing mystery plot left enough clues that I could start to work things out throughout the story. Yet it still kept me guessing until I thought I had all the pieces of the puzzle, a bit before the main characters did. That was a tense moment, as I wanted to jump in the story and yell at the characters with what I knew, only to find out that there was still more nail-biting worry and suspense to come.

    I won't spoil things, but I highly recommend this novel. It was great from beginning to end. I was only disappointed that there wasn't another novel from Max Patrick Schlienger that I could purchase.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    I really liked this story. kept me glued to the pages til the en

    I really liked this story. kept me glued to the pages til the end. keep up the good work,max!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    OMG. Fabulous.

    Great read. I hope to see additional books from him.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    :)

    :) Wasn't scary but it was a fun mystery book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Good book

    Very entertaining read

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. Some of the characters are very funny, while others are dark and mysterious. It is a very fast read, even though there are over 550 pages. I would definitely recommend this book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Hope to seemore

    Goodbook - a little wordy in parts but fun and well worth the read.....hope to see more adventures with Dennis and crew

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    a good read

    I liked it. The writing was good and the plot was engaging. A fine light mystery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Entertaining

    Very entertaining, and there were many twists to the story, which i enjoyed. There was some humor in the story too, which made it all the better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    A fun story about a couple of guys who get involved in something

    A fun story about a couple of guys who get involved in something much more than a ghost story. Check it out, it's a fun read. It has some minor language and sexual innuendo so probably more appropriate for ages 14+ or so.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Kind of dumb...

    More funny than anything!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Ok

    Decent enough book, ending was a little weak. No spelling or grammatical errors, hooray!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Not The Greatest

    It was a fair mystery,very poor paranormal book. About 500 pages.Story line wasn't great,characters didn't move me one way or the other.Don't think I'd go for another book by Mr.Schlienger. It was free though,so....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Slow moving

    Interesting story but characters not that funny and the pace was very slow and plodding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Great read

    The story kept my interest as well as kept me guessing. First time in a long while I could't tell who did it. Fun book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Must read!

    Highly entertaining with laugh out loud moments. Reads like a movie. Why isn't this a movie?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    okay, but slow

    okay, not great. a mildly interesting mystery, but it was too slow for my taste. i might give the author another try if it's free. be aware that this is a paranormal mystery with a ghost.
    JB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    A very well told story.  Great characters and action!  So sad I

    A very well told story.  Great characters and action!  So sad I can't find anything else written by him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Loved it

    Fun story. Quick read with high entertainment value. Suitable for "tweens" .

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    what a waste of time...not funny at all most times confusing

    what a waste of time...not funny at all most times confusing

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