Shades of Circle City – Circle City Magic Book 1
Chloe is Catholic, a cop, and conventional, not necessarily in that order. But when a run-of-the-mill burglary arrest goes bad, she ends up dead. Turns out there are worse things than having a bra that doesn’t fit right.
When she wakes up alive–yeah, she’s as surprised as you are–she keeps seeing people her friends can’t see. She can’t get those people to talk to her, though, and one of them looks hauntingly familiar, even though it’s no one Chloe actually knows. A handsome Indiana State Trooper with secrets of his own tells her that her would-be killer is tied to an open robbery case.
While they work together to bring a relentless killer to justice, Chloe has increasingly disturbing encounters with the shades only she can see. She finally realizes her death (and subsequent resurrection) has given her a connection to the restless dead of Indianapolis, and with a recent homicide rate over a hundred a year, there are a lot of restless dead in Indianapolis.
What’s a conventional, Catholic cop to do? Catch the crook, get the guy, and say a few Hail Marys just to be safe.
About Stephanie A. Cain (Indianapolis, Indiana Author)
Stephanie A. Cain writes epic & urban fantasy. She is the author of the Storms in Amethir epic fantasy series and the Circle City Magic urban fantasy series. She grew up in Indiana, where much of her urban fantasy is set.
She spends her work time at a small museum in Crawfordsville doing historical research, giving tours of a Victorian man-cave, and serving as a one-woman IT department. A proud crazy cat lady, she is happily owned by Eowyn, Strider, and Eustace Clarence Scrubb.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking (except for the spiders), bird-watching, and reading. She enjoys organizing things and visits office supply stores for fun. She owns way more movie scores and fountain pens than she can actually afford.