Trudy Hicks:Ghost Hunter Case One -The Deceit

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Lori Zaremba

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An ex-cop faces her biggest investigations yet. This time, however, the persons of interest have long ago departed the earth, but their tortured souls are still creating chaos. She must discover the truth so that these spirits can finally rest in peace.


Romance, Action, Adventure, Detective, Suspense / Thriller,,Action,Detective,Suspense/Thriller,Memoir

Short Summary

My job? I hunt ghosts. Not to prove they exist—because I already know they do—but to figure out why they’re still here. My first big case leads me to a mansion on the Chicago Gold Coast, the previous home of a wealthy socialite who lived there until she accidentally fell to her death in 1927.


Chicago present-day and 1920’s

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Trudy Hicks -Former Pittsburgh Police Officer turned ghost hunter

Age: 37

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Complex, Romantic, Secretive, Adventurous, Confident, Skillful, Honorable, Sexy, Beautiful, Decisive, Engaging, Funny, Gracious, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jason Young- Surveillance expert

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Romantic, Seductive, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Heartthrob, Masculine, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Funny, Honorable,Charming,Masculine,Engaging,Seductive,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Dana McCoy -Psychic

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Clumsy, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Selfless,Engaging,Clumsy,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Vanessa Holland 1920s Socialite -ghost

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Romantic, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Beautiful

About The Author

Lori Zaremba is a full-time Internet Sales Manager at an auto dealership in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Lori has published short ghost stories on Your Ghost Stories as the Haunted_Cleaner and her website On her website, Zaremba refers to herself as the ghost magnet and briefly describes her humorous encounters with departing spirits. Lori began writing her fiction story as a creative offering of why a ghost would haunt. Before long, the story became a novel Case One: The Deceit in the Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter series. Lori currently lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband Wayne and giant lap dog Jaxson. She has decided that perhaps a home in Paris would be sweet too.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available