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Ghost Light is a 2023 Book Excellence Award Finalist!

Theodosia "Teddy" Ballard knows nothing about community theater, but when the stage manager for “Little Shop of Horrors” takes a tragic header down the costume-loft stairs, she agrees to fill in for the sake of her actor friend, Will. Teddy takes the superstitions and swelled heads of The Stage in stride—till she meets George Clancy Everhart, the theater ghost, who informs her that the previous stage manager was murdered and demands that she find the killer. Both investigation and rehearsals are complicated when she makes a surprising discovery about her relationship with Will—and learns that George has his own dramatic agenda.

 Ghost Light is my first mystery to feature an asexual heroine, and Teddy's growing understanding of her feelings will hopefully shed some light on this misunderstood sexual orientation.

If you are looking for a new asexual heroine mystery novel, give Ghost Light a try! 

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