Bailey Ruth Mysteries, No. 2
by Carolyn Hart
Bailey Ruth is a delightful, quick-thinking, feminine ghost protagonist.
When visiting Earth she enjoys the old pleasures like the feel of
a shoulder bag and a delicious meal. Reading a Bailey Ruth mystery
makes me want to shop, eat, and be happy.
In this second mystery, Baily Ruth heads back to Adelaide, Oklahoma. This time Wiggins assigns
her to a boy named Keith, just delivered to his late father’s family after his mother dies. Keith’s
wealthy grandmother announces she’s signing a new will on Monday. She dies in the night, and it’s
Wiggins who informs Bailey that it’s murder. In this episode, Wiggins is busy with another charge
and only spot checks Bailey’s actions. With a bit more freedom, Bailey guides Keith’s grandmother
after she dies, works the case with the Chief via a chalk board, and confuses a policeman by
appearing and disappearing—too many times. All while enjoying the sights and sounds of
Christmas in Adelaide.
Merry, Merry Ghost is a light, quick, entertaining whodunit.
Clues are sprinkled throughout, followed by twists and turns. Bailey
and Wiggins are unforgettable characters. After reading the second
in the series and seeing how the main characters and backdrop are
set up, I have to say the Bailey Ruth series is incomparable.
Merry, Merry Ghost, No 2 [review]
Ghost in Trouble, No 3 [1st
Morrow / HarperCollins
Mystery / Paranormal / Angel
NOTE: Xmas read