Alison Kerby and
her daughter Liss, live among the dead. That’s not as
bad as it sounds. They live in a guesthouse haunted by two
friendly spirits, and both of them can see and talk to friendly
ghosts Paul and Maxie. Alison is also a private investigator
on the side. She doesn’t get many cases though.
Yet she now faces her most difficult case
yet. Where has the ghost of her father gone? Although this
is new information to Alison, her dad’s spirit had been
visiting her mother on a regular basis since his death. Interacting
with dead people is a talent of her mother’s too. Suddenly,
he has stopped, but another spirit visits instead. He calls
himself Lawrence Laurentz, soon to be revealed as a “stage
name,” aka alias. Lawrence insists that he was murdered
when someone invisible threw a toaster into his bath water.
He claims that he needs Alison to solve his murder, and that
in exchange he will get messages to her father, and bring
back replies. Alison agrees to take the case, and will get
by with a little help from her friends. Those friends being
her living friend Jeannie and the ghosts in residence, Paul
I love the concept of this series. Ghosts
helping the living solve crime. Especially this story, with
the living and the dead working together to solve the murder
of another ghost. Nothing about this ghost story is scary
though. In fact, it’s downright hilarious. The characters,
both of this world and the world beyond, are realistic, smart,
You won’t want to miss this ghostly
cozy mystery, full of enough wit, charm, and supernatural
hijinks to keep you turning the pages well past midnight.
are a fan of Carolyn Hart’s “Baily Ruth Mystery
Series,” you’ll love the Haunted Guest House series.
E. J. Copperman also writes as Jeff Cohen.
of other titles in the series
Uninvited Ghost #2
of a Ghost
in the Wind #7
Hostess with the Ghostess #9