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Ghost of Death

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  19 reviews
*Ghost of Death is a short story.*

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heaven
ebook, 41 pages
Published April 22nd 2015 by The Wild Rose Press
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J.H. Moncrieff
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A bittersweet tale of a young woman's ghost working with a detective to find her killer. While told with whimsey and humour, I found the story of the woman's death believable and quite sad. We never know the consequences of seemingly meaningless actions until it's too late, and in that way, Fey's story is a bit of a cautionary tale (although of course the consequences usually aren't quite so brutal).

I really felt for the title character, and found the detective with paranormal abilities intrigui
Stephanie Faris
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love ghosts. Stories about what happens after death have always fascinated me. Chrys's story doesn't disappoint. Jolie Montgomery wakes up with no memory of how she ended up dead in an alley. She follows the lead detective throughout the investigation, with the mystery unraveling as the story progresses. There isn't a single slow moment in Ghost of Death. In fact, I read the entire book in two sessions on the treadmill. I couldn't stop reading! I highly recommend this one. ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
21-year-old Jolie Montgomery has received a fate worse than death: she's a ghost. She was murdered, and she has no recollection of the incident. But Jolie doesn't have to solve the mystery surrounding her death on her own. Detective Avrianna Heavenborn is on the case, and she holds the most crucial skill required to solve this particular case: she can see ghosts.

Ghost of Death was an enjoyable story that flowed rapidly and, more importantly, flowed with ease. I loved how the story began - gettin
Chrys Fey
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Ghost of Death went through many changes before it was ready for all of you. I first got the idea for Ghost of Death six years ago! But I didn't get very far with writing it. After I thought of sending Witch of Death to my publisher, I picked up this story idea again. The original draft was written in first person-past tense and was about a sixteen-year-old girl. While working with my fabulous editor, I had changed the story to third person and aged Jolie Montgomery (the ghost) to a twenty-one-y ...more
Susan Swiderski
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven't read many ghost stories, but whenever I do, I tend to enjoy them. (Might be a good reason to read more of them, eh?)

Anyhow, I definitely enjoyed this short story. Oddly enough, the one thing I didn't enjoy as much is the fact that it IS a short story. Yeah, I know. Weird. But I would have really liked to see this story fleshed out more (so to speak...) and lengthened into a novel. The idea of a murder victim's ghost working with a detective could lend itself nicely into a quirky tale w
Sarah Foster
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ghost of Death packs a lot into its short length, at times suspenseful, at other times, actually humorous. I really enjoyed Jolie’s character. Her woes at realizing she’s a ghost range from being disappointed that she won’t graduate college or get married, to not being able to tweet from the afterlife (in short, a perfect 21 year old!). I liked how Jolie struggled with her transition into being a ghost, like missing having her sense of smell and taste, and having to mentally prepare herself to d ...more
J.Q. Rose
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ghost of Death is a delightful, entertaining short story. Delightful doesn't sound like the right word to describe a book titled about ghost and death, but Ms. Fey writes the main character, Jolie the ghost, in such a sassy, fun way, the humor just flows perfectly even with the gruesome death. I also got a kick out of the relationship between the detective investigating the murder and Jolie who is determined to discover who killed her and why. I wonder if there could be a novel length sequel to ...more
Chloe (BrunetteBibliophile)
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Sherry Fundin
I love the etheral cover for Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey. The ghostly effect made me eager to read this wonderful and sometimes humorous novella about a murdered woman, who is now a ghost, and the investigation into her death.

Jolie figured, if she had to be a ghost, she would be the best ghost she could be.

She could walk through walls, but not tweet. I thought that was very funny and the writing set the tone for the rest of the story.

Jolie doesn’t know how she died, but she watched as the police
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am always drawn to books that have ghosts in them and when I read the title and what the book was about, I had to read it. This book was awesome. I couldn't get enough and was disappointed when it ended.
Waking up dead is a shock but waking up next to your own body is even worse. This is how Jolie's new life started. She couldn't remember the hows or what happened but she knew she was dead and a ghost to top it all off. She wanted to find out what happened to her and when the detective in charg
Tony Parsons
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jolie Montgomery was found murdered in an alley. Her future had been cut short.
Detective Avrianna Heavenborn (Aurora P/D) was on the case.

Will she solve the case?

Just in time for Halloween 2015.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written Paranormal-suspense bo
Sherry Ellis
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Twenty-one year old, Jolie Montgomery, is brutally murdered in a dark alley. Her spirit cannot rest until her murderer is found and justice is served. In order to solve the case, Jolie hooks up with superstar detective, Avrianna, who can actually see Jolie and speak with her. Avrianna is an intriguing character, not only because she can see ghosts, but also because at times, her eyes glow green. She was also found at sea, abandoned as a baby. I think readers would want to know more about her.

Christine Rains
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jolie Montgomery hates being a ghost. She has no memory of what happened to her and can only hope for some answers by following around the lead detective on her murder case. Det. Avrianna Heavenborn is one of the best and she's determined to find Jolie's killer. Everyone's a suspect, even those Jolie loves most. The only way she can find peace is to see her murderer caught.

A marvelous short paranormal tale that grabbed me right from the beginning. The tension is tight throughout and, like the de
Patricia Lynne
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Chrys Fey captured the essence of a 21 year old ghost miffed that she's been killed wonderfully. The characters were interesting and the story moved at a good pace. It's a short read. I actually finished most of it in one night. There were a few questions left hanging, like the detective's ability to see and speak to ghosts and the thing her eyes did. The only real issue I had was the killer and how he blurted everything out to Jolie. I would have much rather the info been discovered during inte ...more
Sarah Wilton
May 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tried it, but found it to be very cliché. Waking up dead next to your body has been done over and over. Then the tone is kind of immature “It sucks being a ghost” Not an exact quote, but that’s what the dialogue is like. Also I don’t know why the author had to awkwardly try and fit in description beyond what a ghost can sense. For example, she assumes the alley stinks even though she can't smell. This just seemed amateurish to me as if someone told the author you have to somehow get in all the ...more
Nick Wilford
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A short read from Chrys Fey that manages to encompass a lot of emotion and a fair bit of action. I loved the concept of Jolie waking up as a ghost and us as readers trying to figure out what happened right alongside her. There was some sassiness to her character and a fair bit of humour in the book. I would also like to know more about the investigator, Avrianna, who has some special abilities and a fascinating backstory. It would be great to see her pop up in other stories or maybe even get her ...more
Lisa Thomson
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-fiction
Jolie Montgomery stands beside her dead body in shock and without any memory. No sooner can she understand that she is in fact, a ghost, detective Avrianna Heavenborn appears on the scene. As the story unfolds, ghost and detective work 'together' to solve the crime. This is a fast paced, quick supernatural crime read. Author, Chrys Fey manages to weave a terrifying story from a ghost's point of view. She even adds some cheeky dialogue and humor in spite of the dark plot. ...more
Medeia Sharif
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jolie, a murder victim, was a college student in her early twenties. As a ghost, she can’t recall who killed her. In her spirit state she can reach out to people, and one of these people is the detective in charge of her case. This short story is an intense paranormal/mystery tale. It was interesting to see how the detective and Jolie pieced things together to solve the case.
Crystal Collier
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This is a short, easy read. If you love a good mystery, ghost stories, or anything with a hint of the supernatural, you can't go wrong here.

Content Warning: Adult language, references to adult relations, a touch of gore.
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Chrys Fey blogs at Write with Fey and edits for Dancing Lemur Press. She also runs the Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club on Goodreads.

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