Nearly Departed

Rated 4.70/5 based on 10 reviews
Con artists are a notoriously skeptical bunch, and Dennis Gufehautt is no exception. His scheme of masquerading as a paranormal investigator seems foolproof, until he encounters an actual ghost.

Now, having unwittingly become a witness to a decades-old murder, Dennis finds himself stumbling headfirst into bizarre and often hilarious situations as he tries to solve a legitimate paranormal mystery. More
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Words: 79,220
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476370729
About Max Patrick Schlienger

Since he first learned to speak, Max Patrick Schlienger has been telling stories. Unfortunately, despite having been given ample opportunity and encouragement, he has yet to master the art of shutting the hell up. In an effort to avoid being completely shunned by his friends and family, Max finally took to writing his stories down. He intends to continue in the glamorous profession of making stuff up until such time as the position of Superman becomes available.

When he's not wasting time on the Internet or pretending to understand elements of theoretical physics, Max can often be found making short films, singing acappella music, and participating in ill-conceived culinary experimentation. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, where a video game company pays him to break things and then brag about it.

There is no currently-existing evidence to refute Max's claims of his own immortality, insofar as he is not yet dead.


Review by: Ricardo Jasso Moedano on Feb. 26, 2015 :
Absolutely fabulous!! Funny and emotional, plus quite intriguing. This fellow has the gift!!
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Review by: Irum Zahra on Jan. 15, 2015 :
Very well written!
Check out my book "Psychaotic" As well!
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Review by: FrankH99 on Jan. 01, 2015 :
I enjoyed this book. The characters are believable, the humour is subtle and the dialogue sounds real.
Having said that, I've given it 4 stars because the action doesn't flow very well and the ending is a bit weak. I sometimes found myself thinking "Why would he/she do that?" But all in all, an enjoyable read.
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Review by: Turtle2000uk on April 08, 2014 :
Warning !
Be prepared to make time for this.
You'll find yourself reading it in one sitting as I did.
Well written and thoroughly enjoyable.
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Review by: Burns Well on March 12, 2014 :
If you like mystery or enjoy detective novels, you will probably like this book.
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Review by: S. London on Dec. 11, 2012 :
I loved this book! It is very well written; the characters are memorable and likable; the ending was not what I expected. Lol, there is more I want to say but I don't want to ruin it for whomever else reads this book. I will say, however, that I want a sequel. :) Or another adventure with Doctor September!
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Review by: Dodie Rumbolt-Nicholls on Oct. 17, 2012 :
Enjoyed this book very much. Bit of humour and a bit of mystery. All in all quite well written. Look forward to reading others from this author.
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Review by: J M on June 28, 2012 :
I absolutely LOVE this book. The relationships between the characters make me smile, some others don't show it enough. I honestly didn't want to put this book down , It was as if I was in the story with them , and I was able to imagine how each character looks , as well as the house and hotel room! The story itself had me intrigued , I love the style of it. I didn't expect the near/ending and It made me gasp! I can't wait to read any other books this author puts out. What a great read!
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Review by: Literatrix on April 19, 2012 :
Combining suspense and humor is often a difficult task, and Max Patrick Schlienger pulls it off with a practiced hand... though he leaves some stray marks, ostensibly for the reader. Schlienger's writing style is similar to that of Douglas Adams or Neil Gaiman in that Nearly Departed is a blend of supernatural thriller and snarky comedy. Some emotion-driven scenes felt a bit forced - perhaps unsurprising given a character like Dennis - but the mystery and witty dialogue kept me turning the pages.

With equal parts intrigue and hilarity, Nearly Departed is a slice of entertainment that kept my face aglow with backlight long past my bedtime.
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Review by: Sue Erickson on April 19, 2012 :
What a great story, liked the characters, mystery, humor, very well written. Looking forward to reading more of your work!!!!
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