Melanie West and her grandmother
Liza have a party of six senior reading group members staying
at their bed and breakfast, the Merry Ghost Inn, located in
Oregon. It is their grand opening week and is marred by the
death of one of the group. Walter Dexter fell from the balcony
outside his room, and it is revealed that he was murdered!
Everyone at the
Inn is a suspect, and Melanie and Liza realize they need to
find the killer before their inn gets a bad reputation in
the press. They also realize that the other guests must leave
in time for the next group to check in. The detective involved,
Detective Dutton, does not want them to interfere, but police
officer Ben Carter is on their side, and he’s more than
a little interested in Melanie, in a romantic sense.
The Merry Ghost
Inn’s resident ghost, Orville, is making himself known
again, with his trademark laughter, and through leaving some
clues about the murder. Will he provide enough information
to help the ladies crack the case?
This was a well-paced
book, with a solid murder mystery and plenty of red-herrings.
I enjoy the characters and am pleased that this second book
in the series is even better than the first!
Author Kate Kingsbury
has a knack for drawing readers into her stories so completely
that it is easy to get lost in that world. I, for one, would
love to visit the Merry Ghost Inn if only it were real! Highly
of other titles in this series
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