MB Brophy

MB Brophy



Welcome to Walking with Dead People: a blog dedicated to readers who like a little history in with our mystery. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt the need to keep my PD James novels on a separate shelf from my copies of The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion (Yes, I have one — don’t judge me!) and Weird NJ. So why should a blog be any different? On this site, I poke around the stories and puzzles that interest me, whether they take place in the real (ish) world or only on the pages of a good mystery novel. Come on in and have a scout around…




My Books

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Walking With Dead People - Hollywood








Mayor of Hollywood earned an honorable mention in the 2013 Beach Book Festival, General Fiction category.


It’s All About the Book said of Mayor of Hollywood: “Brophy takes us on a while ride through the underbelly of teenage Hollywood, the reality of celebrity stalkers, faded child stars, and creepy, predatory agents.”


Emme from Amazon.com called Mayor of Hollywood a four-star summer read: “Quick pace with likeable main characters, immediately engrossing. Loved learning little bits about old Hollywood along the way…”


Four stars from Amazon.com reader Dog Mom for Walking with Dead People – Hollywood : “This was a fun, quick read that I enjoyed a lot…”


Jersey Shore Webcast

Webisode #1: Holgate’s Buried Treasure

Did you know that pirates may have buried treasure on Long Beach Island? Check out the story in this video:




Special thanks to Deb Whitcraft and the New Jersey Maritime Museum for many of the photos used in this video.

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