Sealfinger by Heide Goody and Iain Grant


Some bodies just won’t stay buried.

When a client tells Sam Applewhite she’s seen ghosts in the nearby graveyard, Sam dismisses it as the ramblings of an old woman. She’s got bigger things to worry about — Keeping on top of her job at DefCon4 Security Services isn’t easy – particularly since her manager is a cactus and no one will tell her what her job actually is.

But when the ghost-spotting client goes missing and only Sam suspects foul play, she is compelled to dig deeper.

Aided by her retired stage magician father and the owner of the most outlandish junk shop on the sea front, Sam dives into a mystery involving psychotic seals,  unexploded air force munitions, DIY foot surgery and a corpse that just won’t quit.


Bizarre but gripping 
Sam works for a security company called Defcon4 and is based out of Skegness. However because it’s such a remote outpost she mostly works on her own doing things from meals on wheels to business security resulting in some strange experiences 
The book is mostly written from Sam’s point of view and I must say that as a character she is smart and thanks to her job she knows a lot of people but she also sees problems that others don’t which can make people not believe her but at the same time can also get her into trouble
This book is a crime drama that started out as a bit creepy but as it developed it got more and more bizarre to the extent that it started to feel more like a comedy crime drama by the end. It was weird but also strangely compelling and addictive and more than once I will admit that I did end up giggling, especially about Doug (I’m going to leave that as a bit of a teaser so not to give any kind of spoiler). A part of me did find that Doug turned into one of my favourite characters by the end. I think one of the things that drew me to this book was the characters and their relationships throughout, especially Sam, her Dad and Delia who often come together, supporting each other and who are the kind of people I would want round me both everyday and in a crisis 
This book was weird and creepy enough that it caught my attention right from the start and kept me reading. I will however admit that my overactive imagination and the character descriptions meant that I felt like I could possibly see Wayne and Jimmy and as a result had to sleep with the light on, but that’s just me! 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a murder mystery type book with a fabulous main character that will catch your attention and keep you reading 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio

Iain and Heide by Pete C b+w

Heide lives in North Warwickshire with her husband and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. Iain lives in South Birmingham with his wife and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. They aren’t sure how many novels they’ve written together since 2011 but it’s a surprisingly large number.

Social Media Links –


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Twitter @IainMGrant and @HeideGoody

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