Death Warmed Over (A Grim Days Mystery, Book 1)

Death has a problem. Someone is killing people in the beach town of Summer Haven, and he has no idea how. Or who. Or why. What’s a Grim Reaper to do? Taking human form, he comes to town to investigate. But will the delights of the living world distract him too much to solve the case?






Becca Cole is a big fish in a small pond. The former big-city homicide detective is now the Chief of Police in Summer Haven, a sleepy Florida beach town where nothing ever happens. But all that changes when she is summoned to the scene of a grisly murder. A naked young woman lies dead on the beach, a knife sticking out of her back, and the supposed killer stands over the body. It looks like an open-and-shut case, but not all is as it seems.

The victim, who was tangled up in Santeria and drug-trafficking, didn’t die from a stab wound. In fact, an autopsy can’t determine what killed her. The chief suspect turns out to be Silas Mot, an enigma in his own right. In fact, as Becca digs deeper into Silas’s identity, she discovers the startling truth. He’s the Grim Reaper. The personification of Death. The guy who decides who dies and when. It seems he’s in town in order to determine why unsanctioned deaths have been occurring in and around Summer Haven, and he can’t leave until he’s cracked the case.

Becca and Silas will have to team up to discover who killed the young woman if they are to put a stop to the unscheduled departures, but for Silas, confined to a body of flesh and blood for the first time in his existence, the distractions of the world of the living may be the Death of him!



  • Come meet Death!

    "Come meet Death! He may be a bit different than you expect, showing up in some classy threads, instead of in that awful robe and scythe he's usually depicted in. But you will love his sense of humor and relate to the difficulty Police Chief Becca Cole, has in coming to terms with the fact she really IS working with Death himself!
    I love the "campyness" Kent Holloway uses to tell his stories. They always have such interesting "folk tales" that are really in our country's histories. He gives them depth and lots of fun details. I am so glad Kent loves those old tales because he sure has given us some wonderful stories out of them! Thanks Kent! and please write some more of Death and his adventures!" ~ Amazon reviewer.

  • Death has never been more fun!

    "I have to tell you that I’ve read everything Kent Holloway has written and, without a doubt, this is the best so far! An intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing to the last chapter, Death Warmed Over features the ol’ Grim Reaper himself. When people start dying when it’s not their Time, he designs himself a body, calls himself Silas Mot, and helps the local police chief solve the mystery (whether she wants his help or not). Funny, well-researched and exciting, Death Warmed Over is a supernatural mystery that is not to be missed." ~ Amazon Reviewer


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