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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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Why Ghosts Appear by Todd Shimoda

  • ISBN: 9781634059022

    Publication Date: 10/27/2015

    Pages: 320

    Size: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

    Type: Hardcover

    Language: English

  • Todd Shimoda , winner of the 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, is the author of five novels that have been translated in six languages with over one hundred thousand copies printed worldwide. Todd was also the recipient of the Hawaii Literary Arts Council's 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature.

    LJC Shimoda is an accomplished artist, illustrator, and book designer. Her artwork and illustrations have appeared in numerous books and venues.


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