Why Ghosts Appear
by Todd Shimota
A fortune teller hires a detective to find her missing son, an entomological illustrator. A startling clue leads the detective into the underground worlds of fortune telling and "pleasure" tours. The missing son is a reminder of an old case which ended badly, one he is compelled to reopen. As he investigates both, his life becomes more ghost-like.
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Todd Shimoda, winner of the 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, is the author of five novels that have been translated in six languages.
LJC Shimoda is an accomplished artist, illustrator, and book designer. Her artwork and illustrations have appeared in numerous books and venues.