|About the Book|
From the Author of the popular, Afterlife SeriesClaude Deering, handsome widower, photographer of the deceased and savior of the needy, thought that his woes had calmed since the murders the prior autumn.It is 1878 and Bracken Knell has returned toMoreFrom the Author of the popular, Afterlife SeriesClaude Deering, handsome widower, photographer of the deceased and savior of the needy, thought that his woes had calmed since the murders the prior autumn.It is 1878 and Bracken Knell has returned to its slower pace. The newspapers finally slowed their articles on the matter and the skeletons from the property were reburied.Six months later and much to his chagrin, an unkindly hot springtime presents a new mystery that beckons his attention. The middle aged man of solitude, emanating a dash of charm and a healthy dose of coffee, is once again accosted for assistance by his policeman friend, Simeon.At first it is the dead client sitting on his loveseat who attempts to speak to him as he takes his photograph. This incident is quickly followed by a man’s body discovered on the old grounds of the orphanage and asylum by their reporter friend, Samuel Banks.Upon witnessing harrowing visions of the asylum’s past and watching as a small boy wanders about in the midst of children drowning, Claude knows it is he who must discover the truth.Now that he has seen more and communicated more with those that roam the thin veil of mortality, he is forced to use his abilities to quickly cease the concession of unexplained deaths.With his young friend Uriah suddenly cast out by his new overseer, and Constance’s old journals turning up from the orphanage, Claude is consumed by obligation.Additionally a mysterious and enigmatic vagrant is suddenly appearing at the cemetery on some ethereal whim, changing the photographer’s life indefinitely.The Corpus Vagabond is the second in The Memento Mortis Series and continues the story of Claude and his strange unfolding Life. It is assured to open your mind, your heart and your perceptions.