Dan Chambeaux was a human private investigator in the Unnatural Quarter, where all the monsters have gathered in hopes of finding normal lives. Even though he was killed in a back alley when a case went sour, Dan “Shamble” is still on the case. Even death won’t keep a good detective down.
Now, teamed up with his partner Robin Deyer, a bleeding-heart human lawyer who wants justice for all monsters, his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, and his BHF (Best Human Friend) Officer Toby McGoohan, Shamble solves a host of bizarre mysteries involving Mayan sacrificial Christmas turkeys, a headless man who is sure his head has been kidnapped, a book collector who finds deadly curses instead of valuable autographs, a Medusa who battles stringent beauty contest rules, a vengeful poltergeist who won’t obey a restraining order, an infernal monster cooking contest, and more!
In these nine cases—two original to this collection!—Dan Shamble puts the P.I. back into R.I.P.
Phoenix McGee became a detective to show the world he was mature and reliable, capable of running his own life and business.
It’s just a shame he can’t adult his way out of a paper bag.
Being attuned to the clockwork nature of the universe and able to bend the fundamental laws of reality comes with the bonus that his powers don’t show up under any scans, leaving him in a loophole where he can use his powers without legal restriction . . . or protection.
On the verge of losing everything, he takes on a simple case of suspected adultery, something to keep the lights on and the creditors at bay.
Little did he suspect his life would become a chaotic whirlwind of false leads, uneasy alliances, mob ties, and a woman who punches with a sedan. Bodies pile up as he struggles to keep things normal for himself and his assistant, Suzette DiMarco.
Phoenix will need his wits if he plans to solve the case and save himself, his livelihood, and everyone around him . . . because cosmic powers don’t pay the bills.