With a mixture of paranormal, sex and mystery, Bob Gunn offers a wild ride of a read with "Sex, Ghosts and Gumshoes." Beginning the story in 1933 with the life events of Kerby Brewster, a Cary Grant look-alike private investigator, and ending the tale in 2003 with a promise of more adventures to come, Gunn dishes up a heck of a story in between.
Kerby meets with an untimely demise and we meet him again as a spirit who has been lingering for 75 years in a brownstone building in New York City. Here, our protagonists get acquainted as Penny Albright has just inherited the old place from her late Aunt, whom she loved dearly. It all begins with a mid-night encounter with an Ouija board and is all quite exciting and ghostly.
Two other main characters in the book turn out to be rather bad. They are torturous, murdering, dominatrix females who have taken it upon themselves to avenge every wrong inflicted upon womankind. Kerby and Penny take it upon themselves to put a stop to the serial killings and set the lost spirits of the victims free. Getting to that point is all the fun though and Bob Gunn leads the reader through séances, historical tours of New York City, synopsis' of classic films starring Cary Grant, electrifying sexual foreplay, humorous scenes of haunting fun and gut churning episodes of murderous torture.
What research must have been done for the writing of this book! I thoroughly enjoyed the read the content of which was enthralling. I didn't want the adventures of Penny and Kerby to end, and as with a good striptease the reader is left wanting more. Fortunately, Gunn promises a series of books in the future. I look forward to that with tingles down my spine