by Kfir Luzzatto
Genre: Paranormal Detective Series
It was bad enough, I can assure you, finding a half-naked ectoplasm sitting at my desk, but she had to talk nonsense too.
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My Thoughts on Phantom Lover
I received a complimentary copy of Phantom Lover for review. All opinions, of course, are my own. When a book starts with the lead character finding a half-naked ectoplasm (ghost) sitting in his office chair, you know it’s going to be an interesting read. For me, the first sentence of a book tells me a lot. It has to be strong, well-written and interesting. That sentence sets the tone for the rest of the story and pretty much determines if I’m going to keep reading. Kfir Luzzatto managed to hook me right away.
Phantom Lover is actually made up of two short stories. It’s a very quick read, perfect for the crazy holidays! You can read it while you’re in line at the post office picking up those packages or enjoy a story by the fireplace while waiting for your holiday guests to arrive.
Dave is a private eye who happens to specialize in supernatural cases. He doesn’t spy on cheating husbands…unless those husbands happen to be sleeping with ghosts! When a wealthy client comes in begging for his help in stopping her husband from getting the life drained out of him by his phantom lover, Dave takes the case. After all, Emma hands him a check that, as he puts it, would have bought her undivided attention for a year! Yet after Emma leaves, the half-naked ghost returns and insists that Emma has it all wrong…and she needs Dave to prove it! In the second story, Dave has to help find the killer of a mafia man he calls “Stupid Joe.”
Throughout both short stories, you’ll find plenty of good old-fashioned private-eye humor with a modern-day supernatural twist. These are fun stories that remind me a lot of the pulp fiction of yesteryear.
by Kfir Luzzatto
genre: Paranormal Detective Series
“Where the hell are they coming from?”
When Frankie asked a question, it always sounded like he was placing the blame on someone—me, in this case. Instead of answering, I squashed the white mouse that had just climbed out of his coffee cup. The mouse had the consistency of putty and felt like it; no bloodshed was involved in the squashing.
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Meet the Author:
Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer.
With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.
Writing has always been Kfir’s passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly “Patents” column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press.
Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that’s how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.
You can read about Kfir’s books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan.
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