Simon Canderous

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

Dead to Me Summary

A new urban fantasy featuring a man working on the right side of the law - with talents that come from left field.

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.

©2008 Anton Strout (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dead to Me

    • Simon Canderous, Book 1
    • By: Anton Strout
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    A new urban fantasy featuring a man working on the right side of the law - with talents that come from left field. 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.

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 2

    • Deader Still

    • Simon Canderous, Book 2
    • By: Anton Strout
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    It's been 737 days since the Department of Extraordinary Affair's last vampire incursion, but that streak appears to have ended when a boat full of dead lawyers is found in the Hudson River. Using the power of psychometry - the ability to divine the history of an object by touching it - agent Simon Canderous discovers that the booze cruise was crashed by something that sucked all the blood out of the litigators. Now, his workday may never end - until his life does.

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 3

    • Dead Matter

    • Simon Canderous, Book 3
    • By: Anton Strout
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The spirit populace of Manhattan doesn't appreciate its well-deserved RIP being disturbed, and Department of Extraordinary Affairs Agent Simon Canderous is sent in to do damage control. Meanwhile, his vacationing partner Connor Christos is in a sorry state, and he tells Simon that each night he's being haunted by visions of his long-lost brother at his window. Simon is worried that his partner may be going crazy - or worse, maybe he's not.

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 4

    • Dead Waters

    • Simon Canderous, Book 4
    • By: Anton Strout
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Simon Canderous, of the Department of Extraordinary Affairs, is used to fighting vampires and zombies. But the strange murder of a professor has everyone stumped. And it's making some people crazy. Literally.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Scream

    • A Simon Canderous Story
    • By: Anton Strout
    • Narrated by: David DeVries
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Psychometrist/paranormal detective Simon Canderous wasn't always a goody-two-shoes. Before the events of Dead To Me, Simon had to learn that "with great power comes great responsibility". But in Simon's case it also came with added financial perks from thievery, too.

    Regular price: £2.89