MICE by Kfir Luzzatto

Mice by Kfir Luzzatto is the third book in a series of short stories about Dave Callaghan, a paranormal private investigator. Hired by Frankie Leone (a mafioso-type of guy), Dave needs to find out why these mysterious mice keep popping up and annoying Frankie for no reason (one lovely little creature spent the night reciting “Mary Had A Little Lamb” over and over until dawn). These strange talking mice are not your average cheese-eating kind of mice, but smarth-mouthed ectoplasm’s that for some reason won’t leave Frankie alone. Dave has one week to solve where the talking mice are coming from or he will end up at the bottom of a river in cement boots.

After visiting the Cornflake Oracle (yes, Cornflake as in the cereal- she reads cereal instead of tea leaves), he discovers that he needs to protect the mouse that he has in his possession from someone who wishes to harm it. As he digs deeper and deeper into the craziness of the strange little mouse, he discovers that the mouse is a ectoplasmic projection from a girl named Anne who was kidnapped. Anne is psychic and had been working for the government before she was kidnapped. The mouse is projection of her mind and her kidnappers are using her to channel the mice to spy on others and gather useful information. Now Dave has to find Anne and with some extra paranormal help, keep himself from becoming fish food.

Even though it is to be a short story, it seems at times the chapters end abruptly; where as the beginning of the chapter has a lot of detail. But despite this, I did enjoy the story. I love the author’s sense of humor and unique theme and the unpredictability of the plot. This story did seem more of a complete story verses the other “Dave Callaghan” stories (“Phantom Lover” and “Accidential Lazarus”) but overall, I think I could enjoy more of Kfir Luzzatto’s stories and might just have to check out his other books.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I do not profit from this in any way.

Phantom Lover

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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MICE

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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