Lester Jones isn't your usual detective. He's a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. You can read all about this book at http://www.paulkater.com/who-killed-the-clown/
Mortimer Fitzroy is a soul guide. Soul guides go to earth to pick up the souls of deceased people. When he’s sent down to collect the souls of a few people who are about to die there is a lot more waiting for him than just a routine pick-up. His customers are not the easiest ones to deal with and finding a good place for them in the afterlife also proves a challenge. When Mortimer is facing matters of the not so dead heart, things become even more complicated.