Death on Denial (Quest Investigations Book 4) by E.J. Russell

".... I wasn't envious of those guys at all anymore."

From the Death on Denial blurb:

DOA becomes BRB when this client goes MIA…

When I agreed to accompany my selkie boyfriend on a private boat trip, I didn’t realize the invitation included a swim. In the Pacific. In November. Naked. And I certainly didn’t expect to have our swim derailed the instant I got in the water—holy crap, that’s c-c-cold—by a literal boatload of selkie clan leaders.

Climbing out of the water in front of them—did I mention naked? Yeah, way to make a brilliant first impression. Then things get worse: I get served. Not in the metaphorical sense, either. Nope, I’m being sued.

By Death.

Well, not Death precisely, but an Ankou—a Celtic psychopomp who escorts the departed to their final destinations. This guy is miffed that his workload has increased exponentially, which he blames on my actions in Sheol on an earlier case. I’m not about to take the heat when eons of shady demon shenanigans finally come home to roost, but here at Quest Investigations, we aid any and all supernatural folk in need—especially if they’ll drop their specious lawsuits against the agency’s lone human.

When the Ankou skips out on us, though, all hell breaks loose. Because without anyone to lead them on, the dearly departed become nearly departed and stick around to party hearty. Now it’s not just the selkie leaders complicating my love life—it’s the ex-living as well.

And when one of the ex-living decides not to remain ex? Things get really complicated, not to mention deadly.


Death on Denial is the fourth in the Quest Investigations M/M mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. The series is best read in order.

Miki J's Review:

What a brilliant book to finish with this series. Matthew (Hugh Mann) has really been put through the wringer and just when it should all be sunshine & roses....nope. Seriously, can Lachlan actually explain anything ??!! The misunderstandings...still continue along with a doozie of a case - Mr Slacker Death (bahahahahaha). 

Death on Denial is funny, engaging, cringe-worthy, suspenseful and action packed. Matthew has really made a home with the supes....better yet, now that he understands, he holds his own. Awesome book and awesome series !!!

Rating: 5 Stars

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