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Play Dead (Book One)

No one is more familiar with Savannah’s dark side than homicide detective and native resident Elise Sandburg. She’s been haunted for years by her own mysterious past: she was abandoned as a baby in one of the city’s ancient cemeteries, and it’s rumored that she is the illegitimate daughter of an infamous Savannah root doctor. The local Gullah culture of voodoo and magic is one that few outsiders can understand, least of all Elise’s new partner. Now someone is terrorizing the city, creating real-life zombies by poisoning victims into a conscious paralysis that mimics death. As the chilling case unfolds, Elise is drawn back into the haunted past she’s tried so hard to leave behind.

Published by Thomas & Mercer


"Frasier has perfected the art of making a reader's skin crawl… And exceptional thriller… Frasier's characters are not only fully realized, but fascinating to boot, and she evokes the dark, mystical side of Savannah with precision and skill.  "

—Publishers Weekly

"A nicely constructed combination of mystery and thriller. Frasier is a talented writer whose forte is probing into the psyches of her characters, and she produces a fast-paced novel with a finale containing many surprises."

—I Love a Mystery

"Has all the essentials of an edge of your seat thriller. There is suspense, believable characters, and interesting setting, and just the right amount of details to keep the reader's eyes always moving forward. I recommend Play Dead as a great addition to any mystery library."

—Roundtable Reviews

"This is a truly creepy and thrilling book. Frasier's skill at exposing the dark emotions and motivations of individuals gives it a gripping edge."

—Romantic Times