Deputy Crabtree: Not a whole lot at this point. A murder victim, a male in his late teens, was discovered in the upstairs of an abandoned house.
Question: Who made the discovery?
Deputy Crabtree: Ghost hunters.
Question: That leads me to the question, did you find any ghosts?
Deputy Crabtree: The house is full of ghosts and evil spirits. Whether you believe in such things or not, in this case I can assure you they are very real.
Question: Fascinating, so how can you be so sure? Does the ability come with being a Native American?
Deputy Crabtree: Not necessarily, but since I once successfully called back the dead in order to find out the truth about a murder and suicide, I’ve been extremely sensitive to the presence of spiritual beings.
Question: What about your husband? I know he is a preacher, does he share this ability?
Deputy Crabtree: No, and for his sake, I’m glad. It’s not a pleasant experience, and in the case of this particular haunted house, it is almost painful.
Question: Goodness, I certainly didn’t expect that answer. In what way is it painful?
Deputy Crabtree: The house is not only inhabited by ghosts, but also evil spirits. I’m afraid it’s hard to explain and I hope you never have to experience it.
Question: Are you on your way to solving the case?
Deputy Crabtree: I certainly hope so, though at this point there is nothing more I can tell you except that I have been doing all the things the detectives in charge of the case have asked me.
Question: One more thing, please. Will you be able to rid the house of whatever is haunting it?
Deputy Crabtree: That is not my job, however, if I can find out anything about the ghosts that might help them move on, I will.
Question: Thank you for your time, Deputy, and good luck.
Deputy Crabtree: I’ll need something much stronger than luck.
About Spirit Shapes:
Ghost hunters stumble upon a murdered teen in a haunted house. Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s investigation pulls her into a whirlwind of restless spirits, good and evil, intertwined with the past and the present, and demons and angels at war.
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. She borrows a lot from where she lives in the Southern Sierra for the town of Bear Creek and the surrounding area, including the nearby Tule River Indian Reservation. She does like to remind everyone that she is writing fiction. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com and follow her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/
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