Albert E. Cowdrey. Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2010)

Five Star Protective Services are called in to protect a famous local writer when his ex-lover become an ex-person. Manny is keen to find out what exactly going on, as clearly the deceased ex-lover can’t really be haunting his client. Except that the evidence keeps stacking up in favour of necro-revenge. There’s a memorable denouement at a fancy dress party, in a story that has Cowdrey’s trademark wry humour and detailed observations.

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