Play Dead by Anne Frasier
Elise Sandburg and David Gould are homicide partners in the Savannah
Police department. They are called in when a mortuary assistant finds
out one of his clients is not really dead but like a 'zombie'. Someone
is drugging people to resemble the dead but their minds are fully
Elise is a native Savannahan. Her father is
believed to be a famous root doctor but she was left in a cemetery as a
baby to die. Elise knows about Gullah and the spells and culture.
David is a stand-offish Yankee. He is anti-social. David was a former
FBI agent when something horrible went wrong. He is very strange.
All these factors make for an interesting dark and creepy mystery.
First Line: "Savannah medical examiner John Casper believed in what scientists termed the cluster effect."