When I saw this I had to read it. My hubby is a fire buff, and I love Dalmatians. Plus there was a ghost. I figured that there would be enough info to keep me entertained. However I did not plan on such a great mystery. There are more ghosts and more rivalries then I could list here, but that is what made it realistic for me. There are also recipes and a prepper guide in the book. This is also part of a series, and I will be looking for this author at bookstores from now on. The friendly ghost is definitely not like Casper, however he is truly a friend to Stella. I would love to see their friendship blossom into something more.
Old rivalries heat up in the fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mystery from the national bestselling author of In Hot Water.
Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric—her resident ghost and true culinary genius—has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she’s called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there’s more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper.
As rumors of a revived whiskey war ignite, Stella turns to the town’s elders to help her find answers. The past might have some clues as to what has sparked the present fires. But when following a lead lands her in buried rubble, Stella realizes she must extinguish this case fast or she might be going down in flames.