For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting a crime go unpunished!
Miss Phoebe Astin and her brothers, Julius and Ambrose, lead an unconventional life working in the family funeral business – The Economic Undertaker. But Phoebe is not just a talented mortician, she is a medium for the spirit world, and often enjoys the company of her clients before they move on to the next world. When one gentleman begs her to investigate his murder, Phoebe contacts her brother’s friend, Detective Harland Stone, and soon they uncover not only was the deceased a victim of a dastardly villain, but now several missing brides are feared murdered. For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting a crime go unpunished!More info →
Miss Phoebe Astin of The Economic Undertaker is not just a talented mortician, but a medium for the spirit world and often enjoys the company of her clients before they move on to the next world. When her brothers, Julius and Ambrose, bring the deceased Mrs Henriette Tochborn to her workroom, Mrs Tochborn appears in spirit form and asks Phoebe to help her. The deceased lady now knows what became of her child kidnapped 20 years prior and which of the two men claiming to be that child is telling the truth. Working with Detective Harland Stone and journalist, Miss Lilly Lewis, a case that has been cold for 20 years is suddenly warming up. For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting crime go unpunished!More info →
Miss Phoebe Astin of The Economic Undertaker has applied her mortician skills to many faces, but a beautiful young debutante, Miss Daisy Dorchester, needed little work, or so Phoebe thought. When the debutante’s spirit appears to her, insisting she was murdered and demanding Phoebe do something about it, Phoebe agrees. She has, after all, helped many of her ghostly clients before they move on to the next world.
It soon comes to light that Daisy's death is connected to the priest from St Patrick's Parish and a young gentleman suitor with an engagement ring in his pocket; Daisy had boasted to the debutantes of a secret love.
Phoebe finds time is running out as the debutante will soon be laid to rest, but her brothers Julius and Ambrose, Detective Harland Stone, journalist friend Miss Lilly Lewis, and her dear friend Kate who took a portrait of the debutante the day before her death, are on the case.
Unfortunately, Daisy appears to have more enemies than friends and is fast making Phoebe one with her demands, requiring Julius to step in and reveal a side of himself he had to date kept hidden.
But justice must be served, and for the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting crime go unpunished!
Miss Phoebe Astin of The Economic Undertaker has always spoken with spirits as they leave this life on their way to the next, so a visit from a senior nurse asking to unburden herself was business as usual. But when the nurse's confession reveals she was frightened to death by a doll from her past, Phoebe decides it is time to tell the man who has her heart, Detective Harland Stone. Aided by her brothers, Julius and Ambrose - or hindered as the case might be as they bury bodies and interfere in her potential relationship - Phoebe is challenged to find peace and justice for the dearly departed. For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting crime go unpunished.More info →