Double-Booked by Kevin J. Anderson EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author Name: Kevin J. Anderson
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- ISBN # B09XJ8WD82
- Edition Language: English
- Date of Publication: November 22nd 2022
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It’s a black-tie gala, Beaux—fancy-schmancy,” said Sheyenne, my
beautiful ghost girlfriend. She hovered in front of me and fussed over
my appearance like an obsessive-compulsive undertaker. “You can’t
wear this old sport jacket with bullet holes all over the front.”
With zombie-stiff fingers I brushed at the lumpy black threads where
the holes had been clumsily stitched up. “It’s what I always wear.”
“Not for special occasions.” Sheyenne was gorgeous in a
phantasmagorical evening gown with sapphire sequins, manifested to
perfectly fit her curves.
“I don’t have a black tie either,” I pointed out. “A tie feels like a noose
around my neck.”
“You’ve never had a noose around your neck, so how would you
know?” She drifted around me, checking my appearance. “And we need to
do something about the bullet hole in your forehead. I have embalming
putty in my desk drawer. Let’s make tonight special.”
We were in the offices of Chambeaux & Deyer Investigations, getting
ready for the swanky reception at Howard Phillips Publishing. The event
was a duty dance for our clients, but as a zombie I’ve done very little
dancing. It doesn’t turn out well when I try.
With a poltergeist nudge, Sheyenne opened the side drawer of the
receptionist’s desk and pulled out a jar of mortician’s putty. She let it hover
in front of me until I took it from her insubstantial grip.
“For you, Spooky, I will even do without the hole in my head.”
She gave me a seductive smile that would have made my heart melt, if
my heart still functioned, and then added in an enticing tone. “There’ll be
“Maybe little cocktail hotdogs!” said a dangerously cheerful voice.
“With blood ketchup, my favorite.”
Alvina, a spunky ten-year-old vampire girl, bounded across the office.
She bubbled with more joyful energy than I’d ever possessed, even when I
was alive. “I like playing dress up. This doesn’t suck at all.” My halfdaughter wore a teal blouse with sparkly crystals on the front and a loose
chiffon skirt over a silky underskirt. Her blonde hair was in pigtails, and her
hopeful grin displayed pointed white fangs.
I knew I had to make the best of the situation. “I still have the dark suit I
was buried in. I could wear that—it’s been dry-cleaned, all the dirt stains
A few years ago, after a case went sour and I got shot in a dark alley, I
was buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery. But thanks to the magic released
in the Big Uneasy, I clawed my way up through six feet of dirt and went
right back to work. Back from the dead and back on the case, and since
then, Chambeaux & Deyer has had a string of satisfied clients.
“You can look pretty snappy when you want to, Beaux.” Sheyenne
glowed. “You always keep yourself well-preserved.”
“Yay!” Alvina ran to the closet in my office and pulled out the dark suit
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