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When Seymour Allan loses his girlfriend, his depression is as dark as a South Florida thunderstorm. He hides out in a retirement community, drinks too much, and hangs with a feral cat. But when he meets the mysterious Raymond C. Dasher, Seymour's life changes as he embarks on a new career: professional griever.
Seymour's depression lifts when he spends time at the wakes and funerals of some very unpopular people. He cares for a dying criminal who loves T.S. Eliot and refuses to pass on, and he attends some unique burials that may or may not be legal. He also meets Yvonne, a sexy redhead dealing with the loss of her mobster boyfriend. Out in the Everglades, he has to face down a group of armed mourners and an alligator in attack mode.
Nothing like sex and danger, guns and gators, to make a man remember how good it feels to be alive.
Professional Grievers is a unique, quirky crime novel presenting the upside of funerals and a hopeful look at second chances—and at death.
Reading Corrigan's novel is like Good Fellas meets T.S. Eliot for a drink in an Irish pub in Florida.—Alan Catlin, The Blue Hotel and Memories
Here's a thought experiment: what if Elmore Leonard wrote J. Alfred Prufrock? A delightfully dead-serious and booze-soaked Florida Noir.—Yarrow Paisley, author of Mendicant City
Who knew funerals could be so much fun?—McGarvey Black, author of The First Husband