Dead Man Mysteries

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

Dead Man Talking Summary

Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house - not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near forgotten-time Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene, the family mansion near Jefferson, Alice agrees to come to the rescue.

Sir Gary Gavin, dead now over two hundred years, insists Alice is the only one who can expose his undeliberate murder to allow him to leave his tortured existence; and he's not above wreaking havoc at Espirt d'Chene until Alice concedes to his demands. Before Alice can even pack, though, Katy discovers a new murder - a headless corpse floating in her swimming pool. This new ghost - Bucky, the black-sheep son of a Texas senator - is dangerous in his newly-dead, confused state as he searches the plantation for his head.

Alice must somehow uncover the identity of Bucky's murderer, or else it looks like Katy will be charged with the crime, despite several other suspects who have motives for wanting Bucky dead. To make matters worse, the homicide detective in charge, Alice's ex-husband Jack, doesn't believe in ghosts. That leaves Alice no choice but to depend on her ghost hunting mentor, Twila, and her elderly neighbor, Granny, to assist in the investigation.

Katy is arrested, and there's no help for it: Sir Gary's going to have to join the investigation. Much to Jack's dismay - and the delight of the women - he is finally forced to admit that Sir Gary is real. A real ghost, anyway. Together, the unlikely team of sleuths join forces to help send Sir Gary to his deserved reward, track down the real killer, and set Katy free.

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  • Book 1

    • Dead Man Talking

    • Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated by: Shelley Lynn Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house - not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near forgotten-time Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene, the family mansion near Jefferson, Alice agrees to come to the rescue.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, but nothing remarkable.

    • By Crackdown on 08-06-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • Dead Man Haunt

    • Dead Man Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated by: Shelley Lynn Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The small town of Mineral Springs, Texas, will never be the same after Alice Carpenter and her cohorts in the paranormal and murder investigations depart. Patrick, a gorgeous naked ghost, gains her agreement to help him on his quest to pass through The Light then leads Alice into a crumbling historical hotel. There she discovers a new murder - a woman severed in half at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing striking, but decent enough.

    • By Crackdown on 19-05-15

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 3

    • Dead Man Hand

    • Dead Man Mysteries Book 3
    • By: T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated by: Shelley Lynn Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Alice, Twila, Granny, Jack, Trucker, and Miss Molly are at it again, this time in a haunted hotel in Red Dollar, New Mexico. Shades of the Wild West, the ghosts are carrying six-shooters! The villain is armed with black magic, and there's no escape for anyone during the ice storm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dead Man Hand

    • By Cryptic Fairy on 05-07-16

    Regular price: £19.79

  • Book 4

    • Dead Man Ohio

    • Dead Man Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated by: Shelley Lynn Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twila's trying to handle this situation on her own, unaware the entity that's shadowing her is a test for even her formidable abilities. It's Jack who spots the weird creature in Twila's little red car, after he arrives in Ohio to spend some time fishing with Twila's husband Jess. As soon as Jack calls them, Alice and Granny pack up what they need to help, along with Trucker and Miss Molly, and high-tail it to Yankee land.

    Regular price: £24.19