Ghosts, Victoria, Tea, Hunky Agents
Undercover detective Carol Ainsworth poses as a hotel's manager in a classy five star hotel as two Mafia families come in for a wedding. Soon she has a hunky Fbi agent and a hunkier Mafisio wanting her as one of the mobsters is found hanged in his hotel room by a ghost. Young boys are being abducted, an old psychic bearing a crystal skull shows up claiming Carol invited her and amongst the druggies in the sewers below a new creature is emerging.
Welcome to Victoria in Beautiful British Columbia, the most haunted city in North America, and to Detective Carol Ainsworth’s first day undercover at the very grand old lady, The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Ready to deal with the two Italian families flying in for a wedding to unite them, she did not bargain for the ghosts, the FBI agent or the ancient curses that come along too. Add to that the very wonderful and mysterious psychic lady claiming you’ve invited her, the young boys disappearing, and the weird things happening to the unfortunates looking for their next fix trapped alongside spirits in the sewers, Carol found her first undercover assignment way more challenging than she could have imagined.
The one saving grace was the great Empress High Tea that Agnes introduced her to and the fabulous scones that are to die for. Literally.
I hate you! My wife, who is off on medical leave, won’t get out of the bathroom. Can’t put your book down. LOL. Bruce W.
The ghosts of Victoria, BC are restless. The Joining is a riveting read for crime fiction lovers and those fascinated by tales of hauntings. Talaber expertly draws you into a multi-leveled world of local history, crime, and the supernatural, where a blue fairy, comprised of two sorrowful creatures, is more powerful than it knows. A perfect read for those foggy West Coast nights.
Melanie Cossey, A Peculiar Curiosity
I bought four of his novels, all right up my alley, urban Fantasy and Paranormal thrillers. But as we were leaving my girlfriend opened up the copy of The Joining, I had purchased and said, “Stop! You gotta go back I have to buy this book.” Frank had hooked her in the first three pages. Well Done. Joyce Nicholls
I’ve read and reread his previous series, Stillwaters Run Deep, several times. Frank’s writing is original and compelling. You run into characters and situations totally unexpected. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and your heart.