On Our Shelves Now Published:
Mallard Mysteries, 4/2011
Jackie Blem, our Tattered Cover Blog Maven is just RAVING about this book, saying:"Jennifer Petkus is a Denver author who is doing the city proud, and I'm not just saying that because Tattered Cover plays a roll in the book. The concept of this book is absolutely brilliant--the afterlife has been discovered, teeming with all the people who have ever died. Until just recently, they had no way to talk to each other let alone the living world, and sadly, many have gone insane from the isolation. But now the internet is able to help--these disembodied folks can sign on to Afternet with their energy signatures and communicate with the world and each other. Some are even employed like
police officer Alex Monroe, who works with a living partner, Linda, getting disembodied witnesses statements, doing special surveillance (he is invisible, after all), etc. Alex and Linda start to get reports of missing disembodied people and discover a sinister plot against the dead--because the disembodied can't move through physical objects, they can
be trapped. Someone is doing just that to thousands of people.
This book has it all--humor, action, bits of philosophy and social/cultural commentary, a science-geek level of very plausible and fascinating sci-fi details that make the mind race--and it's very hard to put down once you open its covers.