A flooded cemetery, a corpse that was never buried, and a recently released convict who has every reason to hate Sheriff Hood...
After a menacing flood disinters corpses and coffins from a small-town parish cemetery along the Missouri river, Sheriff Francis Hood and his chief deputy take on the task of Ghoul Duty: collecting the misplaced remains and seeing them returned to the cemetery. But their muddy evening patrol takes a sinister turn when they haul in a body that hasn't been buried.
As Hood sets out to determine who the man is and how he died, his already complicated personal life is muddled further when he starts receiving anonymous phone messages. Hood suspects they may be related to the recent release of an ex-convict, whose father was killed by Hood in a shootout. He must learn the truth, and soon, before the threats bring the past back to haunt him, his family, and the town.
Unravel the secrets troubling Sheriff Francis Hood — Read Ghoul Duty!
February 18, 2022
“McGonegal's Sheriff Francis Hood belongs right up there with Longmire and Robicheaux. Ghoul Duty swept me away from the very first page.” ~ M. A. Monnin, Author of Death in The Aegean