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Summary

Death is not an alibi.

There are laws that even the dead must obey: no hijacking the bodies of the living, no possessing corpses...and never speak of the Dark.

It's the job of police exorcist Arphallo Sirus and his murdered partner, Sam Trent, to enforce these laws. No one ever said working the Dead Beat was easy, but now it's become nearly impossible as the ghosts and the living alike commit theft and murder in search of answers to the mysteries of life, death, and what lies beyond.

The Dead Beat is a short story serial. This is the final volume.

©2012 Erica Lindquist (P)2013 Erica Lindquist

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  • RJ
  • 21-03-22

Skin-napping on the Dead Beat!

The Lightbringers believed that the men who had built and then dropped the atomic bombs on Japan had committed such a terrible crime that the Powers on High spurned humanity, closing off Heaven and Hell, resulting in the dead having nowhere to go. Sam and Arphallo now had most of the Lightbringers in jail after raiding their soul destruction ritual. The trial would begin in eighteen days. Jack Carver, noted leader of the Lightbringers, sat in jail wondering what had gone wrong. He was sure they had opened the gates of Heaven but the dead still walked the earth. Something barred the way. He had only eighteen days to figure out what went wrong and fix it. A simple jailcell would not stop them. Sam and Arphallo needed to be more direct, more decisive. Not a bad series, unique and fairly interesting the way it was presented. I’m undecided about the narrator, could have been better.

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  • Linda L.
  • 27-08-21

My least favorite of the three

Although this was my least favorite volume in the series, it was still good. Some of the loose ends were tied up and others left a little gap just in case there's a volume 4. The battle continues with Sam and his coworkers to make sure the dead are following the laws. Lots of action in this volume too. In all three books, the over used f*** bomb could have been left out and been better for it. If you are sensitive to curse words, this may not be the series for you.

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  • Sarah S.
  • 01-06-21

Left wanting more...in a good way.

Volume 3 wraps the story up nicely and in a timely fashion. I'm interested in how the characters lives will continue from here on out and would love a volume 4.

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  • Michelle Bever Books
  • 20-05-21

The Undead, Mystery, New Love, and Peace

This third book led straight from the loss of the love of the ghost and the body of the contracted host body. The warning was clear but only brought about anger and not fear. This group thought that if they killed all the ghosts that were involved in the war that led to all of the deaths heaven and hell would come back. At this point, all there was the blackness where the little boy mandated what happened to ghosts sent there. What was found was that there was no answer even after they had ended the lives of the ghosts permanently. Even in the darkness, there were no answers for everything. In the living, there was a new love and new beginnings. It was a great series to listen to and had a nice ending.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 03-03-21

Enjoyable Stories

I enjoyed this book because it was a little more detailed. I received this book from Audiobooks Unleashed and this is my honest unbiased review.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 06-01-21

A great series and fantasy world!

The Dead Beat
Volume 3
By: Erica Lindquist, Aron Christensen
Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
This continues the story of the exorcisms and ghost detective. They encounter lots of danger, suspense, and friendship. It's an interesting and exciting series. Wish there was more in the series! The narrator was ok.
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  • Dennis
  • 09-12-20

Little Boy?

The Little Boy the oldest ghost and the gate keeper who, what and were was he from this is his story really in this book where his home was, who he was and what he really wanted. He had been caught in this battle between the dead and living as the gate keeper and now since the gates to heaven and hell had been closed the makers of rules both the living and the dead. Being the oldest ghost he was now fighting the good and evil of both the living and dead and he was tired and wanted to rest but to he had to find the right person, find balance between the light and dark, the living and the dead and finally the good and evil of both living and the dead. You take the final trip for Little Boy and meet him in his home long gone now and see the final battle that will end all battles and who will win or take his place. The ending does not say but you have a feeling you know and you see Little Boy does get what he wants and you leave the book with good feeling and a smile were book one and two you are left in suspense and questions.