Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries

Coming soon! Brom Bones Books is preparing to re-release Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries.

This will be followed by the first in a series of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries novels, starting with Guilt Is a Ghost. I’m currently writing this, but it probably won’t be available until 2019.

Side by Side Colorized
The ghost hunter Vera Van Slyke beside her assistant and friend, Lida Prášilová

In the meantime, you can learn more about Vera and Lida on this timeline.


Help for the Haunted is a fun collection of linked short stories, based around a creative theory as to why ghosts are able to return to the plane of the living, and a cute way of detecting these crossovers. Within that framework fall all manner of ghosts and manifestations; every story offers a different kind.” — Nina Zumel, Multo (Ghost)

“The stories have a lot of humor, but have chilling moments too. . . . I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  it’s nice to see two women doing things in fiction.” — Katherine Nabity, The Writerly Reader.

“It’s one of the strengths of Tim Prasil’s writing that he absolutely shows, rather than tells. He has a facility for allowing the reader to understand what his characters are thinking and feeling without stating it outright, which lends a great deal of veracity to his storytelling. . . . There’s no shortage of originality here.” — Dave Brzeski, Occult Detective Quarterly.


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