When Simon Canderous accidentally drops his drink through the ghost of a beautiful woman, he knows things are going to get weird. Luckily, as the newest member of New York Cities’ Department of Extraordinary Affairs, “weird” is his profession. Armed with the ability to see the past of anything he touches (psychometry), Simon stumbles his way through the city, battling furious phantasms, evil bookcases and politically correct cultists. Fans of urban fantasy will love this story for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that the main character has no idea what he’s doing. In Dead to Me, author Anton Strout adds some much needed humor to the world of magic and monsters, and readers will love the laugh-out-loud results.