Deadly Spirits (A Mac McClellan Mystery)

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When PI Mac McClellan's girlfriend convinces him to join the Palmetto Paranormal Society, he becomes embroiled in a case of whooodunnit. The society president, while investigating an old hotel, is found dead at the foot of the stairwell, his neck broken. The man's secretary and current squeeze stands horrified beside his body. Authorities rule the death an accident. Mac has doubts--no one heard the man tumbling down the stairs. Then the secretary dies in an apparent suicide. Two deaths in two paranormal investigations, and not a peep out of either victim. Mac suspects there's more going on than a vengeful spirit. Book 4 in the Mac McClellan Mystery series, which began with Deadly Catch.

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About the Author:

E. Michael Helms grew up in Panama City, Florida. His memoir about serving in the Marines as a rifleman during some of the heaviest fighting of the Vietnam War, The Proud Bastards remains in print after twenty-five years, and he recently published a fictional sequel, The Private War of Corporal Henson. A longtime Civil War buff, Helms is also the author of the historical saga, Of Blood and Brothers. He has written three other novels in the Mac McClellan Mystery series. Helms lives in South Carolina with his wife Karen. For more information, go to emichaelhelms.com.

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"Deadly Spirits is a fine mystery where readers will have to reach the end before finding the answers to all the murderous questions afoot. And readers will be extra happy when they get to that final page and realize that their guesses were completely wrong. Prepare yourself for a whole lot of action and a big revelation during a storm, as a killer is delivered that you will never forget."

--Reviewed by Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion for Suspense Magazine

5 Stars: "I really like Mac. I admire his discipline and bravery. Adore his affection for his dog [....] And he's quite the ladies man. Though he's not fooled by a pretty cover. He's just as likely to open a ladies door as to grill her when he suspects something fishy. And he doesn't stray from his lady love. Mac knows a good thing when he's got it. The author gives you a wide variety of suspects and more than one mystery to solve. He puts you in the setting, feeling the humidity of the southern air, smelling the fishy scent of the ocean, and hearing the calls of the soaring gulls. [....] If you're looking for a fun detective series with a great storyline, look no further."

--FU Only Knew Blog

5 Stars: "I loved everything about Deadly Spirits by E Michael Helms. He has included a lot of extras besides the mystery... a critter to fall in love with, a dash of the psychotic and a pinch of the paranormal...a recipe for success. I love Mac and this is my favorite adventure ... so far. Michael has brought him a long way, making him more complex in his simplicity. I can hardly wait for more!"

--Fundimental Blog

5 Stars: "This is a great mystery, I didn't know the who or why of the murderer until the end. I did have a couple guesses that were completely wrong. And then there was lots of action and of course a big reveal during a hurricane. Talk about delivering the killer with a bang. I love Mr. Helm's mysteries. The Mac McClellan mysteries are wonderful, easy to get into, and filled with lots to keep you on the edge of your seat. Make sure to check them out."

--J. Bronder Books

"Deadly Spirits is a haunting mystery with an ingenious plot, vivid setting and memorable characters, chief among them the incomparable Mac McClellan, who is easily one of my favorite PIs out there. This latest installment will satisfy fans of the series while sending newcomers scrambling to catch up. If you like Robert Crais and Harlan Coben, you'll surely dig Deadly Spirits. I know I did. Highly recommended."

--Max Everhart, author of the Eli Sharpe Mystery series; SHAMUS Award finalist, Split to Splinters

"Fasten your seat belt! Deadly Spirits is a roller coaster ride of murder, blackmail and kidnapping, with some evil and not so evil spirits in the mix. Mac McClellan finds his own life at risk in this deftly-plotted thriller when he decides to investigate a puzzling death, a death that ultimately leads him into the past to seek the solution to a long unsolved cold case. You'll be burning the midnight oil with Mac's latest adventure!"

--Connie di Marco, author of the Zodiac Mysteries, and as Connie Archer, author of the national bestselling Soup Lover's Mysteries



"Helms scores again! Deadly Spirits seamlessly pulls PI Mac McClellan, and the reader, between the physical and the supernatural planes. The tough, retired Marine must overcome his skepticism to solve two present-day murders, and bring closure to a third from the past. This is a softer, more human, Mac than we've met before. One more willing to suspend his beliefs for sacrifices only the heart can make. You won't put this book down until the last page."

--Kait Carson, author of the Hayden Kent Mysteries and the Catherine Swope Mysteries

"Deadly Spirits can be read as a standalone, but fans of the Mac McClellan series will recognize many familiar faces from previous books, including Mac's sassy girlfriend Kate, smart-mouthed Deputy Dakota Owens, as well as Mac's trusty Doberman Henry. A fast and thrilling read for mystery lovers, with plenty of twists to keep you guessing! Highly recommended."

--Epic Book Quest

5 Stars: "Hardboiled and flip on the outside, softhearted and a good ol' boy on the inside, Mac McClellan is to private investigators what grit is to sandpaper: tough and abrasive, able to grind away the lies and deceit to uncover the truth."

--Dianne Bylo, Tome Tender Reviews

"Persistent and endearing, PI Mac McClellan is hot on the trail of another crime; but is the murderer flesh and blood, or from the other side? I can't get enough of this guy!"

--A.K. Klemm, author of The Bookshop Hotel and Lilly Hollow

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