In a world where everybody dies but nobody leaves, Myron Vale is the rare individual who completely straddles both sides of the great divide. His big problem? He can't tell them apart. In this short story prequel to ghost detective, the first novel featuring Myron Vale, a house call to an old farmhouse finds Vale investigating the most unlikely of haunted places — a breadbox.
. His strange ability the result of a gunshot to the head while serving as a Portland police officer, a few years later he recovers to forge a new life as private investigator catering to both the living and the dead. What lies inside? It's not at all what Vale expects. Includes an author's note explaining the origin of the story which lead to the novel, as well as the opening chapter of Ghost Detective.
One hundred billion of them, to be precise. In fact, he may just be the only one. Myron Vale sees ghosts.
The Ghost Who Said Goodbye A Myron Vale Investigation Book 2
Ted Bundy. Known for their cunning and savagery. In the late eighties, another infamous serial killer sent seventeen innocent people to early graves. Then, suddenly, oregon, the murders in the panicked city of Portland, stopped—and the Goodbye Killer got away. Myron Vale remembers it well. Even the dead can die.
Long before a fateful bullet cursed him with the ability to see ghosts, he was the young son of the city’s most esteemed detective. He was never the same man again. The case changed hank Vale, haunting him with a single glimpse of the killer’s otherworldly face. And when the most powerful forces on the other side of the great divide approach Myron desperate for help, he uncovers a terrifying truth.
Jeffrey Dahmer. It’s not just the living who should fear for their immortal souls. Charles Manson. Or the same father. Now a new victim points to the Goodbye Killer’s return.
The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold A Myron Vale Investigation Book 3
The more he learns about this unique little girl and all of her extraordinary abilities, the more he feels a kinship to her. Clues? They have few. Who took olivia ray? and why? the answers propel him toward a tantalizing solution to all of his problems — and a violent clash with a powerful personality, one who can cause irreparable harm to not just Myron, but everyone he loves.
Money? they don't have any. Plagued by mounting bills and a skull-crushing migraine, Portland's only ghost detective wants nothing more than to show them the door. The dead do not dream. A week before christmas, john and Laura Ray storm into Myron's office, desperate to find their missing daughter. But defying his conscience always proves tougher to Myron Vale than saying no, and he soon finds himself embroiled in one of the strangest cases of his career.
Ghost Detective A Myron Vale Investigation Book 1
That's not even his biggest problem. Lots of them. By some estimates, a hundred billion people have lived and died before anyone alive today was even born. Myron wants no part of the case until he sees the man's picture. For myron, they're all still here. And instantly his carefully reconstructed life begins to unravel.
Carter's writing is on target. Publishers weekly“the sixth sense meets Spenser For Hire in Scott William Carter’s magnificent Ghost Detective. Michael J. Everybody dies. With its memorable characters, and spellbinding story, taut prose, Scott William Carter's Ghost Detective will haunt you long after you finish the final pages — a promising launch to what will hopefully be a long-running series.
Frp. In a world where everybody dies but nobody leaves, Myron Vale is the rare individual who completely straddles both sides of the great divide. No matter how hard he tries, he can't tell the living from the dead. Despite this, myron manages to piece together something of a life as a private investigator specializing in helping people on both sides of the great divide—until a stunning blonde beauty walks into his office needing help finding her husband.
His strange ability resulting from a gunshot to the head while serving as a Portland police officer, a few years later he recovers to forge a new life as private investigator catering to both the living and the dead.
A Plunder By Pilgrims: An Oregon Coast Mystery Garrison Gage Series Book 0
I think you're confused, " Gage said. Garrison Gage. The kid had just been a runt when gage moved in five years earlier, hardly recognizable in the young man before him, but he remembered a few terse exchanges when the kid's basketball bounced through the arbor vitae. Well?" Gage said. His short-cropped brown hair, made nearly black by the rain, was plastered against his forehead.
Now if you'll excuse me--""I'd like to hire you, sir. It was such a wholly unexpected thing to say that Gage actually froze--door cracked open, frigid air snaking past him into the house. The skin on his neck was cratered like a moonscape, the survival scars of a nasty bout with acne. That's you. ". His stanford sweatshirt and acid wash jeans clung to his bony frame.
The pounding rain made tiny white explosions on the gravel driveway, and crackled on the overgrown ferns surrounding his house. Candy bars for the track team? a subscription to Good Housekeeping so the band can go to Disneyland?""No, sir, " the kid said. You look familiar. I'm your neighbor, sir. Marty Kleppington.
The Red Scarf: A Tale of Christmas Magic
Originally appeared in Cicada Magazine. In this touching christmas tale, a Minnesota widower has a magical encounter with an enchanted snow man -- and gets a last glimpse of the love of his life.
Last Stop on Dowling Street
Bonus story: road gamble"Whipping around sharp bends, tires squealing on wet asphalt. Visit his website at swcarter. Com. From the very first line, this suspenseful short story about a man's dangerous encounter with a mysterious man on a motorcycle on a rainy mountain highway grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let go.
Racism never got off the bus. His short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, Ellery Queen, Weird Tales and other popular magazines and anthologies. His fantasy from simon and schuster, Wooden Bones, chronicling the untold story of Pinocchio, is due out in the summer of 2012. In this riveting tale of suspense and revenge, Carter offers a vivid look back at one of the darkest times in our nation's history.
. Originally appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2007. Praise for other Works by Scott William Carter:". Touching and impressive.
A Lighthouse for the Lonely Heart: An Oregon Coast Mystery Garrison Gage Series Book 5
But the revelation stirs up all kinds of complicated emotions for the talented but troubled musician, who hires Gage to find out the truth. Yet the truth may be a lot more disturbing — and dangerous — than either of them expect. They find his body at the bottom of heceta Head Lighthouse—Ed Boone, a longtime volunteer who commits suicide rather than see his grim diagnosis to its bitter end.
. The strangeness of the old man's death makes the local news, but Garrison Gage thinks little of it until the famous Nora West sneaks into town with an unsettling letter in hand. Professing he wants to go to his grave with a clear conscience, Ed claims to be Nora's biological father.
The Lovely Wicked Rain: An Oregon Coast Mystery Garrison Gage Series Book 3
Whatever happened to quiet rainy nights sipping bourbon, watching the sun sink beneath the waves on the Oregon coast, he's pulled deeper into Jeremiah's world--a world of sex, and trying to think of a ten-letter word that means grumpy and glad about it?But before Gage can even write the word curmudgeon, secrets, and a sadistic evil that preys on human weakness.
Slight of build, soft of voice, he's got all kinds of torment lurking behind his eyes. Then someone turns up dead at the local community college, and Jeremiah's fragile world shatters. Add a crisis in gage's good friend's life, and a hauntingly beautiful FBI agent with secrets of her own, an ongoing feud with his adopted daughter about her life choices, and it's a lot more drama than a half-retired private investigator with a bum knee wanted.
They find him on the beach, shooting bullets into the sand. His name? jeremiah Cooper, the son of the bullheaded high school football coach. But despite garrison Gage's best efforts, he can't pull the kid out of his shell.
A Shroud of Tattered Sails: An Oregon Coast Mystery Garrison Gage Series Book 4
A distraught woman staggering ashore. Violence both threatened and real. A beached sailboat. Only gage can discover the truth. There to greet her—garrison gage, full-time curmudgeon and part-time private investigator, who quickly finds himself thrust into his familiar role of crusader for the desperate and downtrodden.
A missing man. The woman claims to have no memory, but is she lying? When a body later washes ashore, the mystery deepens and the stakes ratchet up another notch. The woman may be at the heart of it all, or merely an innocent interloper who chose the wrong boat at the wrong time. Dark money and even darker intentions.
A Desperate Place for Dying: An Oregon Coast Mystery Garrison Gage Series Book 2
A desperate plea from an old flame -- his first love, in fact -- soon entangles Gage in a high profile case involving a famous and brazenly outspoken lecturer on evolution and atheism, a crazy fundamentalist cult that uses all means necessary to silence its critics, and a brutal local murder of a far more personal nature.
Before the mystery can be unraveled, Gage's abilities and beliefs will be put to the ultimate test. Or any phone, for that matter. Why? then somebody might call him. But grumpy as gage can be, he still finds that life on the Oregon Coast has settled into a comfortable if not happy routine -- until the man who murdered his wife shows up in town.
That's just for starters. His right knee is still mostly worthless. He still prefers to drink his bourbon alone. An old flame. A killer on the loose. A crazy cult on the rise. Nearly a year has passed since garrison Gage became the reluctant guardian of a troubled teenage girl, but neither fatherhood nor the the intervening months has improved his mood.
And even with a certain blonde bombshell a persistent part of his life, he still can't be bothered to buy a cell phone.