Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: The Case of the Guilty Ghost
SERIES: End Street Detective Agency #6
AUTHOR: Amber Kell and R.J. Scott
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 164 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2017
Bob is lost in grief, Sam is fighting for his life, and there is no middle ground. Can their love survive?
Bob is grieving over his brother’s sacrifice. Guilt-ridden and devastated, he buries himself in vampire mourning and pulls away from Sam.
Magic tears Sam from the vampire castle and he has to face new adversaries alone, when all he wants is Bob at his side.
Ettore is in the Aset Ka waiting room, next in line for the ceremony for his soul to be torn from his body. Aset Ka has other plans, and Ettore finds himself reunited with a lost love and fighting alongside his brother.
A forgotten past binds Theodore ‘Teddy’ McCurray Constantine III to Ettore, and with the curse tied to Ettore broken by his death, Teddy’s past returns to him with a vengeance.
A royal family in denial, a battle between gods, and long forgotten love leaves no time for Sam and Bob to take a breath. Is it too late to save the supernatural world?
Out of all the characters that have wandered in and out of this series, I will admit that I never thought I would find out the story behind Teddy; he’d kind of become this background fixture in my mind, just always there in one capacity or another. After the events of the previous book, things start out with Bob locking himself away in his grief and his brother’s soul going before the vampire God, Aset Ka; things aren’t right with the balance of the world and instead of being processed for the afterlife right away, Aset Ka is going to send Ettore back for a week to find and take care of the problem. This decision has far ranging repercussions including the truth behind Teddy’s death and subsequent life as a ghost, the fulfillment of a prophecy and, the most interesting to me, the truth about Sam and what he really is.
I’ve enjoyed the entire series so far and this latest book is no exception. Most of my favorite characters were in it and I got the answers to questions I’ve been waiting for ever since I finished book one. The story did go off in a direction that I hadn’t anticipated, which was fine, but I will admit to being a little disappointed that Ettore and Teddy didn’t have as much of the focus as I was expecting; they were good for the set up of the overall plot but then just seemed to fall by the wayside as the book progressed. I also felt that the final fight could have been a bit better but was overall happy with how it ended. Things wrapped up with a nice happy ending for all involved and the thing between Sam and Aset Ka made me grin so kudos there.
While I don’t have confirmation, this does appear to be the last book in the End Street Detective Agency Series; things at the end of the novel support that theory but I really can’t complain with how everything was brought to a close. Maybe one day I’ll get the pleasure of seeing these characters again but for now I’m happy to let them go off to a well deserved rest. Fans of the paranormal genre looking for a books with a lighter storyline and unique characters would probably enjoy this series.