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Publisher's Summary

When a visiting author is murdered, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must spook out the devious killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

The only rule bookshop owner and widow Penelope Thornton-McClure has given ghostly, hard-boiled PI Jack Shepard is to not haunt the customers. But when the hot, young author Angel Stark arrives at the store to promote her latest, a true-crime novel, Jack can hardly contain himself. After all, this is his specialty! 

Angel's book is an unsolved mystery about a debutante found strangled to death, and it's filled with juicy details that point a finger at a number of people in the deb's high-society circle. But when the author winds up dead, too - in precisely the same way - Pen is fast on the case...which means Jack is, too. After all, a ghost detective never rests in peace.

©2005 The Berkley Publishing Group (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Love this series

The play between the worlds of Jack and Penelope keep my interest and often make me smile and occasionally, laugh out loud. I so enjoy a well told story with taste and intrigue.

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Another good story

Great read, enjoy all the twist and turns. Like the ghost and his time period. The setting in a quaint town makes it more enjoyable.

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Like the story, I was a bit surprised at the end.

I recommend this book to cozy mystery lovers. I like the narrators. Got me stumped for a while, I enjoyed reading this series so far.

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Predictable. Too many cliché and pretty smarmy. Save your time and money. This ghost formula is trite and embarrassing.

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Entertaining

This is a fun an entertaining cozy mystery. I love the characters and how they interact with each other. I didn't like the Coffeehouse series by this author but I love this series.

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New Favorite

I just found this series and I love it. The story is interesting....I didn't want to stop listening.

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the ghost and the dead deb

this was a fun read. lots of twists and turns kept me interested and entertained

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Fantastic

a great book and full of fun. Would love to hear Traber do Jack all the way through.

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Great Listen for a Fan

The characters grow on you a little more and a little more with each chapter. This is a fun throwback to another era of mystery/detective writing and lots of fun.

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Excellent

This book is a pleasure to read, the right ingredients for solving a mystery reminiscence of the glory days of Chandler, Spillane, and Hammett.

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