Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dead to Me by Anton Strout

DEAD TO ME (Amazon USA, UK, Canada)
by Anton Strout (blog)
Ace Books
Mass Market Paperback
Excerpt (thanks, Anton!)

Blurb:

Psychometry-the power to touch an object and divine information about its history-has meant a life of petty crime for Simon Canderous, but now he's gone over to the good side. At New York's underfunded and (mostly) secret Department of Extraordinary Affairs, he's learning about red tape, office politics, and the basics of paranormal investigation. But it's not the paperwork that has him breathless.

After Simon spills his coffee on (okay, through) the ghost of a beautiful woman-who doesn't know she's dead-he and his mentor plan to find her killers. But Simon's not prepared for the nefarious plot that unfolds before him, involving politically correct cultists, a large wooden fish, a homicidal bookcase, and the forces of Darkness, which kind of have a crush on him.

Ok, this one looks awfully cute. Department of Extraordinary Affairs? Spilling coffee through a ghost? Politically correct cultists? And the forces of Darkness, which kind of has a crush on him? I adore quirky and this one looks it. I hope someone puts a comment up saying that they found an excerpt somewhere.

New blog discovery! Urban Fantasy Land has a review up. Angela the SciFiChick also loved it.

6 comments:

Tez Miller said...

Thanks for linking to my review, and have a lovely day! :-)

Tia Nevitt said...

You're welcome! I'm going to have to spend some time exploring your blog.

Raven said...

It does sound way cute. It also sounds like it would make a good movie.

Anton Strout said...

Excerpt is here:
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/scifi-fantasy/deadtome.html

Love,
The Author

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks! I'll update now!

CaroleMcDonnell said...

oooh, that sounds good too. -C