Speed Dating with the Dead, by Scott Nicholson

“When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, and just before she died, she promised to meet him there…


Rating: 4.5 stars

Genre: Horror/Paranormal

I picked this book up during an Amazon freebie and you know?  I’m glad I did.  Although I wouldn’t quite slot it into the Stephen King box it was entertaining, at times funny, and overall well crafted. If I had to ‘assign’ a genre I’d go for tongue-in-cheek paranormal mystery – a bit like Warehouse 13 meets Supernatural.

And this book is not new to a review or two.  Of the lot (generally positive), the most scathing read something along the lines of ‘there was too much cussing’ (is it bad if I didn’t even notice this?) and ‘not psychological enough’ (well that’s a question of taste perhaps…).

As for constructive criticism.  I agree with some, that the long list of characters was at times confusing (especially the kooks), but this was often solved by reading a little further.  It also frustrated me that Roach was so gullible – I kinda wished he’d had a larger part to play.

Overall it wasn’t scary in a ‘read under the covers’ kinda way, but I enjoyed the paranormal, ‘tongue-in-cheek’ action.  Some good, light-hearted kinda twisted fun. 🙂

See also:

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