Author: Elizabeth Hunter

A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie Story

Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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A Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter : A Linx & Bogie StoryA Ghost in the Glamour by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by Self Published on June 21, 2017
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 100
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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three-half-stars

Linx Maxwell’s life is on the verge of greatness. She’s finally graduated from street fairs and hopping chain link to making art that pays the bills. Her family life is… not dull. And it looks like her van might just be able to exist on hope and duct tape.

If only she could get rid of the ghost who’s plagued her since the eighth grade.

Frank Bogle is a detective who lost his life in the line of duty. Everyone on the other side knows that the Maxwell women are the best mediums in the business, but did he have to get attached to the one whose hair had been attacked by a weed wacker?

Frank doesn’t like his afterlife any more than Linx does. He just doesn’t know how to leave.

     

 

This is a quick novella by a favorite author, Elizabeth Hunter. It’s a new world with unique characteristics. It gives us vignettes of Linx from the time she was a teenage girl starting high school, living with her mother and grandmother, to later when she is older supporting herself as an artist. The family trait is they see ghosts and can communicate with them, but the skills are all different.

Linx has a ghost “attached” to her, Frank Bogle, a detective from before her time. The story gives both an old mystery with new evidence along with Linx’s growth and development, in her life and association with Frank. Linx is a strong individual with character. Frank is older than Linx plus he comes from a time about sixty years ago, giving his part a crime noir feeling.

I believe in Elizabeth Hunter and her work is always fun to read. This was just such a short bit I’m not sure how it will go. Honestly,  I need more. It could be the start of something good.

 

About Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two very ineffective canine assistants, and a pitifully empty fish tank.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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Posted June 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Posted February 11, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Posted January 15, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

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