"a good mystery wrapped in a paranormal"
Thomas (as She prefers to be called) Lafferty is a
supernatural investigator (and tarot reader if business is
slow.) She has been hired by a sweet, rich old lady to
find her missing spoiled dog, Ruffles; who she thinks was
dog-napped by a demon.
The scene of the alleged demon attack took place in the
alley between the post office and book store. Thomas goes
into the bookstore to ask an employee if they noticed
anything in the alley on the day of the dog-napping. When
Charlie, a new geeky employee at the bookstore comes over
and asks if he can help her; Thomas can't help but check
him out and decides that there may be more to him than his
Charlie was not put off by Thomas or her quirkiness and
they were getting along ok until Thomas mentioned why she
was there. Does Charlie know what happened to Ruffles the
dog? Will Thomas be able to put all the clues together
before it's too late and her life is on the line?
This is a good mystery wrapped in a paranormal with witty
characters. I really enjoyed this short story on many
levels and found it to be a great pick-me-up story. Ms.
Smyth has done a great job, and I look forward to more
from her and possibly a new installment in this new world
she has created.
Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted June 6, 2007