Drink too much, no memory of the night? Vancouver's mayor is brutally slain, people are dying and no clues. Carol's first detective case begins.
3rd Place Finish in Brighid's Fire Novel 2011 Contest
No recollection of the night before? Ever wonder what you get up to when that happens? Bizarre past-life regressions lead a reporter to a pub and a ghost whose revenge threatens to tear the city apart. Vancouver’s mayor is found slain in Stanley Park. The only clue to his death is an enigmatic shaman talking riddles on the trail of an awakened witch who spells nothing but trouble for all who cross her path.
Detective Carol Ainsworth, has only the riddles of a shaman (Charlie) to help her. She encounters reporter Ben Carlton, becomes involved in other murders involving the Hell's Angels and a ghost seeking vengeance. The ghost, Larry Siegman, inadvertently releases a native witch. Charlie is on the trail of this witch. Larry leads her to Kelsey's Pub, which houses a strange vortex that allows spirits to enter the bodies of inebriated patrons. Ben visits that pub, ends up passed out in a part of town he never frequents.
An urban fantasy, the storyline mixes romance, sex, bikers, ghosts and shamanism with the gritty world of detective work. Shaman's Lure (94,000 words).