The Ghost in the Closet

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Some say seeing ghosts is a gift, but after losing her job, Dumdie Swartz says, "Hogwash". After trying to avoid them all her life, she'd become homeless after she lost her job because of them. Now she's in a homeless shelter with a ghost haunting her room. Dumdie must find the ghost's will if she's to stay off the streets. More
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About M. K. Theodoratus

Fantasy has been part of my life since I can remember, starting with a fantasy playmate who kept me company while I was locked on the front porch with my toys. My brother, Jerry, still hasn't forgiven me for naming my friend Jerome. Yeah, my mother was a copycat.

My formal introduction to fantasy came with the discovery of the Oz books. I read every one I could find, even if they were larger than the other books brought to our school from the library. I became a serious book buyer when I discovered my dad's army/navy store sold used paperbacks, including authors like A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and C. L. Moore--plus my favorite of favorites Leigh Brackett.

Now, I write fantasy about snarly elves, the Half-Elven of the Far Isles, or humans fighting invading demons in Andor.

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About the Series: Tales of Andor
Before and after the Demon Wars of Andor, humans have struggled with magic and over magic. The worse times were when demons from another plane tried to conquer Andor. Their homeland was growing too cold to successfully hatch their eggs. The demon princes opened portals into Andor for their attacks. Many demons escaped their commanders during the chaos of battle and hid by possessing humans. Others manned secret missions to support the invasion. In all cases, they preyed on humans

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Reviews

DLoera reviewed on April 30, 2014

I liked this book. I found the plot to be quite good.
The characters were well created. There was a nice amount of extra detail (such as how Dumdie ended up with her name) that gave valuable insight to the background of the characters.
The ghost details fit in well- such as one lowering the temperature in a room and little details like this one really added to the plot and gave it depth.
This isn’t your typical ghost tale. It is a tale of a woman who (fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) has a special gift of being able to see and talk with ghosts.
To add to the tale, Dumdie who has been ridiculed and shunned throughout her life, finds herself living in a homeless shelter.
Interesting enough, this turn of events may be an opportunity to prove herself and not a defeat.
The author mixes together a ghostly tale, a bit of drama and a trail of clues to make a mystery.
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molihk reviewed on April 30, 2014

I have heard stories from my friends who can see ghosts. This was the reason why I chose this book. But Dumdie‘s ghost story was even horror than my friends ones. I felt for he as I knew how loneliness and helpless it could be when you have that gifted talent in life and being old, and even worse that being homeless. Author had paid attentions to describe and develop those characters nicely. They were so lively under her pens. The story flew well and full of twists and turns to keep me on the edge. I enjoyed it very much!
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Cheap Regrets reviewed on April 26, 2014

This is the story of Dumdie Swartz, a woman who ended up being homeless after she lost her job. She has a very intriguing quality, but also very problematic. Because of her ability to see ghost, she ended up living in the streets. But now she has been rescued, and is living in the Archinhauser Shelter for Homeless Women. When a heir of the woman who owned the house threatens their destiny, she tries to use her ability to overcome the difficulties.

At first, I thought it was a spooky ghost story, but it's not. It's a tale of how to overcome problems. I liked this approach very much, it was unusual but fitting.

I would have liked a little more insight of the past life of Dumdie, maybe her working before the incident or more details of how she lived in her car, how she met Hanna, etc.

Anyway, The Ghost in the Closet is a fresh approach to the classic ghost story, with a touch of urban fantasy.
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