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Dead Man Ohio - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
The thing in front of us drew himself up and glared at me. I could tell it was male - or at least projected a male appearance. Bare skin gleamed in the overhead light as though he'd smeared himself with bear grease, and there were no breasts other than the small brown nipples on his muscular chest. The rest of his body rivaled pictures I'd seen of men with toned but not over-blown bodies. He exuded maleness, even beneath his outlandish facade. Still, no amount of projected masculinity could overcome my senses. Mr. Muscles had been dead for a long while.
Yet, the image was a ghost, spirit or whatever you want to call him. And as it turned out, he wasn't the only one lingering around Alice's Aunt Twila's home and that of her neighbors. Turns out that this spirit was called Free Eagle and he had been dead for centuries.
Alice had been called by her ex-husband to 'please' come to Ohio to see if she could help out her Aunt Twila. Apparently there was a spirit that had been causing her trouble and she didn't seem to be able to gain control over it. That was all it took for Alice and her neighbor and friend Granny to jump into the car and make the trip from Texas to Ohio. And it didn't take long for Alice to discover that there was more than one ghost to be dealt with.
Then there are the Ohio Grassmen. Story goes that they live in the area, are covered with grass and stand 8 - 10 feet tall. They are big! Just like the 'thing' that was seen depositing a body on Twila's property the night Alice and Granny showed up. Turns out that he had been murdered and he refused to leave until he found the person who killed him.
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that Alice and Aunt Twila are 'ghost hunters.'
I think I've read everything paranormal this author has written and I can't get enough. Be it her series with Alice and Twila or her true Ghost Hunting Diaries, I have a hard time putting them down. This author is addictive and I hope I'll have another fix coming my way from her soon.