Ghost Detective: A Myron Vale Investigation

Ghost Detective: A Myron Vale Investigation

by Scott William Carter


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Ghost Detective: A Myron Vale Investigation by Scott William Carter

Everybody dies. Nobody leaves.

After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his world for the worse: He sees ghosts. Lots of them.

By some estimates, a hundred billion people have lived and died before anyone alive today was even born. For Myron, they're all still here. That's not even his biggest problem. No matter how hard he tries, he can't tell the living from the dead.

Despite this, Myron manages to piece together something of a life as a private investigator specializing in helping people on both sides of the great divide - until a stunning blonde beauty walks into his office needing help finding her husband. Myron wants no part of the case until he sees the man's picture . . . and instantly his carefully reconstructed life begins to unravel.

"The Sixth Sense meets Spenser For Hire in Scott William Carter's magnificent Ghost Detective."- Michael J. Totten, author of Taken

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615831275
Publisher: Flying Raven Press
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Series: Myron Vale Series , #1
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 1,062,365
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

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 the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published ten novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His most recent book for younger readers, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children. Find out more at

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Ghost Detective: A Myron Vale Investigation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unusual premise for a story - detective can see ghosts, and is often hired by them to solve mysteries, recover money, and so on. The main character is very likeable, Elvis makes an appearance, and it is laugh-out-loud funny in many parts. There is one character who leaves at the end of the book, and I really hope if there are other books in this series this character doesn't come back, as she is obnoxious and, having served her purpose in relation to the main character, would add nothing to future books. Great read, though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. It begins with a unique concept and runs with it, blending the best of detective and fantastic fiction in the process. 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
eagle3tx More than 1 year ago
-The Sixth Sense meets Spenser For Hire- review above - totally accurate. The detective story was good – murder investigation with sufficient twists/ turns/ hints, no heavy violence. Ex-cop still learning the parameters of his new ability – the result of a gunshot to the head. Plus ghosts that both help and hinder, creating several subplots, including family members, that are alternately humorous and intensely revealing. Very likeable main character, good guy with good instincts trying to adjust to uncontrollable circumstances. I will read further books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who likes light fantasy would enjoy this. I have read several books by this author and enjoyed them all. It's definitely not heavy reading but quite entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book very original premise. Keeps you guessing and reading. Not your average who done it. Would highly recomend as a unique interesting read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so different. Wil read the next book in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it really held your interest. I will read more from this author. Buy it and you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blending a classic noir detective story with billions of unpredictable ghosts is just genius. This book really has it all. Ghosts of all kinds provide texture and comic relief while the great detective hero Myron Vale struggles with his marriage, his finances, his health and life in general. It doesnt read like a supernatural scifi novel... it is definitely a detective story with an unusual twist. On to the next one!!! ?...wjj
bibliophilic_felinophile More than 1 year ago
VERY intriguing story line, can't wait to experience more of it! I was fortunate to stumble across GHOST DETECTIVE and I devoured it as a pure delight. Next I found the "prequel" THE HAUNTED BREADBOX, and I just finished THE GHOST WHO SAID GOODBYE (Myron Vale #2). What a wonderful premise, plot lines full of twists, turns, surprises, and plenty of action and suspense. The author doesn't disappoint, and I can only hope more of this series will show up soon. The Myron Vale character has endeared himself in my mind and I can't wait to see what awaits him.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Wow what a story. I love mysteries and I love when it includes the supernatural. The thing that really grabbed me was the ability the male character had to really love his wife. No matter the circumstances he couldn’t tarnish that love. It’s a story well worth reading.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I really like this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow the timeline. Lots of editorial/proofreading mistakes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeing both ghosts and live people, and not being able to tell the difference, is an interesting new concept. However, there was so much sadness in the hero's character that it detracted from the new storyline. This made the book drag until the end when there were some twists. There were many typos also. I came close to not reading the whole thing. Just a so-so book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite reads this winter. I want more about Myron!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book! The ending was a shocker!! I would never have guessed! Give it a chance!! You won't be disappointed!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story with the interesting twist of relating to the supernatural dealings with the afterlife.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise and characters, but the lack of editing was distracting. Two main female characters' names kept getting mixed up which confused me a few times. If you can look past that, its an enjoyable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it a lot once i got into it. Interesting idea and the story had a good pace. I'll read the next in the series next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the concept. But for me the journey felt rather pointless. Stories that alternate past and present all the way through are distracting. The book defintely needs editing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It hooks you at the beginning. Fast pace.
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well written and a great story...I hope this becomes a long series, I just ordered the 2nd book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the concept of a ghost detective and the types of cases that would come his way . At times it took a while to figure out if he was in the past or present , though.