Deadly Spirits by E. Michael Helmes, A Book Review.

Deadly Spirits

Deadly Spirits


  • Series: Mac McClellan Mystery (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Camel Press (January 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Mystery
  • ISBN-10: 1603813497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603813495


My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

I am going to start this with, I just Loved Mac McClellan. He was clever, a bit of a smart mouth, a lot amazing, and ever so funny. Best part, he was a great Private Detective. I loved everything about this book.

I was supposed to read this much earlier, and I just now found it in my library. I loved this book. Mac McClellan is a great character. He is so real and so down to earth, he is just as you would expect a solid ex-marine to be. It is great detective work with a lot of raps on the head, and a lot of smoking guns, but it keeps you interested and enjoying every word.

The writing is great, it has this casual, fun tone even when you are reading about murder and other crimes. I loved the fact that you become invested in the characters. You want Kate to understand him, you want Dakota to not be hurt, you especially want Mac to stop giving the dog a beer.

I’m so glad I finally remembered to read this, I can not recommend this highly enough. It is what you want to find in a mystery. Solid clues mixed with solid characters created a solid five-star mystery.

The mystery was complex and the clues were interesting while the characters were just really down to earth. This is my first book by E. Michael Helmes, but I assure you it will not be my last.  When Mac’s girlfriend, Palmetto Paranormal Society, pushes him into joining her parapsychology group, Mac gets more than just a happy girlfriend. He gets a lot of mystery to solve.  Mysteries that take a lot of detours, side roads, and unexplained events come his way.

I highly recommend this to any mystery lovers, and if you have a taste for the paranormal, then grab this! Well written, amazing dialog and wonderful mystery.

Where can I find this book:  Deadly Spirits is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.