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The Ghost of Jamie McVay

by R. G. Ziemer  US United States

June 13, 2020   |    192 reads    |   0 comments

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The Ghost of Jamie McVay - Book coverA classic ghost tale in a contemporary setting.

Brian Krueger has a lot of problems: The death of his grandfather and his father’s alcoholism have led to hard times and a move to a new town, where his nearest neighbor is a pyromaniac and a bully. Brian runs to escape his troubles, but it’s on the gravel jogging path that he encounters the ghost of Jamie McVay.

Brian and his new friend, Sharon, investigate the ghost’s origins. Clue by clue, secrets are revealed as the teens discover the truth behind Jamie McVay’s quest for redemption. Along the way they must deal with teen issues such as school, sports, friends and rivals. Brian also struggles to reconcile with his father, while facing dangerous Pete the Pyro..

Can Brian and Sharon prevent catastrophe on Halloween night? Will the ghost of Jamie McVay find peace for his unquiet soul?

Author's Note: 

The setting of the book is a thinly-disquised version of the suburban neighborhood our family moved to from the big city, a place where my kids grew up with ghost tales, bike trails, high school sports, and - yes, the pyromaniac next door.

ISBN: 
978-1-68433-215-1

About The Author

Born and bred on the south side of Chicago, R. G. Ziemer has worked in the construction trades, practiced genealogy and taught English from junior high school to college. A prize winning poet, he also contributes short fiction to literary journals, and his novel The Ghost of Jamie McVay is available from Black Rose Writing. He is frequently featured at the Waterline Writers reading series in Batavia, Illinois. When not traveling farther afield, he may be found paddling his canoe on the West Branch of the DuPage River.

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