SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won an Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published many books, including the popular Garrison Gage mystery series set on the Oregon coast, as well as the provocative Myron Vale Investigations, about the private investigator in Portland, Oregon who works for both the living and the dead. In past lives, he has been an academic technologist, a writing instructor, bookstore owner, the manager of a computer training company, and a ski instructor, though the most important job — and best — he’s ever had is being the father of his two children. He lives in Oregon with his family.
The Ghost, the Girl, and the Goldby Scott William Carter
But defying his conscience always proves tougher to Myron Vale
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A week before Christmas, John and Laura Ray storm into Myron's office, desperate to find their missing daughter. Money? They don't have any. Clues? They have few. Plagued by mounting bills and a skull-crushing migraine, Portland's only ghost detective wants nothing more than to show them the door.
But defying his conscience always proves tougher to Myron Vale than saying no, and he soon finds himself embroiled in one of the strangest cases of his career. The more he learns about this unique little girl and all of her extraordinary abilities, the more he feels a kinship to her. Who took Olivia Ray? And why?
The answers propel him toward a tantalizing solution to all of his problems -- and a violent clash with a powerful personality, one who can cause irreparable harm to not just Myron, but everyone he loves.
The MYRON VALE INVESTIGATIONS (in chronological order):
The Haunted Breadbox (short story prequel)
The Ghost Who Said Goodbye
The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold
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Praise for Scott William Carter and the MYRON VALE INVESTIGATIONS
"A sultry blonde walks into a detective's office. Big deal, seen it a million times, right? Wrong! THE GHOST DETECTIVE ranks as one of the most ingenious departures from the norm I've seen in a long time ... I've always enjoyed Scott William Carter's work, but THE GHOST DETECTIVE takes my admiration to a whole new level. I loved this book. " - David H. Hendrickson, author of Cracking the Ice
"The Sixth Sense meets Spenser For Hire in Scott William Carter's magnificent Ghost Detective." - Michael J. Totten, author of Resurrection
"Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good." - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author of The Disappeared
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