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!
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.
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?
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!
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 recommended.
of other titles in this series
and Breakfast #1
with a View #2