A mystery that’s as clever as it is entertaining…
Bridges’s latest novel delves into ghostly existence’s struggle with the dark history of his new residence. When the ghost of Ambrose Bierce, American writer and civil war Union soldier, is displaced from the home he had been haunting, he enlists the help of a haunting agent and finds a new residence to haunt. But the house’s dark history makes Ambrose curious about the secrets that have stayed buried for a long time. With the help of an old friend Sid, a Buddhist priest who has inhabited the spirit world for 25 centuries, Ambrose sets on to solve the mystery of his new residence. Bridges populates his traditional mystery with convincingly complicated characters who gracefully carry the book and deftly explores the desires, doubts, and endless questions that accompany Ambrose and Sid’s quest to get to the heart of the matter. The narrative rotates among finite questions about afterlife, moving on, redemption, spirituality, a murder mystery, and Ambrose Bierce’s writing and character while offering insight into the living and otherworldly characters’ varied lives. The surprises and revelations come fast and are plentiful and the pacing expert. Readers will love Ambrose’s questions about his ghostly existence, his endearing bond of friendship with Sid, the hefty dose of supernatural, the historical setting, and the intricately tangled complications. Expertly plotted and executed, the novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until they turn the last page. Bridges has delivered a winner.
A New Haunt for Mr. Bierce: A Novel
By Drew Bridges
Pub date January 11, 2022
Price $15.95 (USD) Paperback, $7.49 Kindle edition