Bloody Hands: An Inspector Monde Tale of Strange and Terrible Adventures (Inspector Monde Shorts)
From the author of Wizards and The Spellbinder comes a ghostly tale.
You can buy all the Inspector Monde stories in the The Inspector Monde Mysteries, available on Kindle and in Paperback. This is story #4
Spring in Paris, a time for lovers, a time for strolls, and if you are a building tradesman, it is a time for work to resume after the long winter layoff. The new owner of a landmark Milliner's shop anxiously awaits renovations to begin. Dispensing his crew to the basement level, the men puzzle over measurements that do not match the architect's plans. None could predict the apparition dripping blood from hands ravaged and torn, tips of the bone protruding from each small finger. Only Inspector Monde is equipped to deal with that which cannot exist, or so says the Inspector's boss. This time they will need more than a priest to deal with a crime so heinous that the final solution will shock all who witness it. When ghosts cannot exist, only Inspector Monde can plan the final solution to lay the soul to rest, but this time has he gone too far?
Inspector Monde walks the dark side of Paris where the supernatural can be found. Every police force has an Inspector Monde though they try to deny it. When the blood chills and the hairs on the back of the neck rise they send for him and don't look too closely at what he does. For the Inspector does not particularly believe in the Law but will fight for Justice to his last breath.