Tempus Investigations: A Fictional TV Show by Claus Holm
Jim Corrigan died in 1933… but he returned to life. Now, he can’t die.
Through the first season, Jim and his friends matches wits with the supernatural side of San Francisco, making both new friends – and a few enemies.
Tempus Investigations mixes the world of TV and books, making a unique kind of story – a fan fiction so elaborate it needed to create the show itself. In this book, you’ll find the first four episodes, which form Season 1.
If you love shows like Buffy, Angel and Supernatural – tune in for Tempus Investigations!
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Rating: 5 stars
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*
Tempus Investigations is a novel written as though it were a TV series. When the author first approached me with the review request I was really intrigued and thought what a unique idea! If he pulls this off it’ll be an awesome read. And he did!
This novel serves as season 1. It follows the investigations of Private Detective Jim Corrigan who takes on cases of the supernatural variety either from direct approaches by clients or ones that were passed to him by his contact in the police force.
Having survived a shooting in 1933 Jim awakens to discover that he is now immortal. He can also communicate with spirits and uses this gift to help with his investigations, although the ghosts aren’t always that keen on helping! The novel is divided into four standalone stories that, like a TV series, build on the plot running through the series as a whole.
I really enjoyed reading each ‘episode’ in the series. Each one was very different and cleverly crafted to keep the reader guessing right up until the last moment. They also built on developing the main characters, their relationships and, like in a TV show, served as introduction episodes for Jim’s team. I loved the fond banter between Jim and Mercedes, high-lighting more than words just how close they are. The style of writing is excellent. The dialogue flowed well and the fast-pace immediately immersed you into the world.
If you enjoy supernatural and mystery fiction (and also TV series’ in these genres) then I definitely recommend reading Tempus Investigations.