In 324 Abercorn, Mr. Gunnells has written a fun, entertaining -creepy at times - story about Brad Storms, a successful horror author who now has the means to buy a house in Savannah that he had seen years ago on a haunted tour of the city. Brad is an old school skeptic about all things otherworldly.
It starts off fast, we meet most of the characters in the first few chapters. Tobias "Bias" Silver, a young, free spirit sort who does ghost tours of the city, who is a fan of Brad and a firm believer of ghosts and all things supernatural.
Neisha Parker, works as a museum curator at the Maverick Heritage House next door and knows the whole sorted history of Brad's house.
Harold "Titty Titty Gangbang" is Bias' drag queen roommate. He's a great character, fun, flamboyant and endearing. And I can't forget Harold and Bias' own ghost, Melinda, who shares their apartment.
A few other secondary characters round out the cast and add an air of mystery.
As strange things start to happen in the house, the plot thickens and the last chapter or two turns darker then the rest of the book. It's well written. I found myself turning the pages quickly to find out what forces were at work inside the house.
I liked the romance between Brad and Bias. It happened quickly, but they compliment each other and Bias seemed to get Brad to 'loosen up" and look at life a little differently.
I don't know the author's plan, but this would make a fun series. Or at least, a trilogy.
A haunted mystery, more than a horror story, I enjoyed it and would read more from Mr. Gunnell in the future.
I received an ARC from Crystal Lake Publishing in return for an honest review.