The Hostess With the Ghostess

A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #9

EJ Copperman’s engaging series about a woman who runs a guesthouse that has otherworldly residents in addition to mortal guests is back for another instalment! This adventure starts out with Alison Kerby's ghost in residence, Paul, off to see the world, having finally gained the ability to travel beyond the guesthouse. With only Maxie and her husband Everett the remaining ghosts in residence, Alison's dad (also a ghost) comes over to help with the ghost shows that are put on twice daily for the guests of the Inn. Enter a new ghost: Paul's older brother, Richard who has been recently murdered because he was getting too close to the truth of a drowning case he was working on (Like his brother, Richard is/was also a detective. Ghostly Richard wants his brother to exonerate the woman who is on trial for that murder. Alison however, has no way to contact Paul, but as luck would have it he reads a personal ad she takes out and wolla! Paul and Alison are back in the PI Business.

EJ Copperman brings his usual brand of suspense and humor to this ninth instalment in this very successful and enjoyable series. A lighthearted way to deal with murder, death, and beyond! Five stars!

Book Blurb for The Hostess With the Ghostess

Things are never quiet for long at the Haunted Guesthouse. Right as Alison Kerby finally gets some peace, long-time deceased Paul Harrison’s recently murdered brother, Richard, shows up looking for the ghostly detective. But Paul has left for parts unknown months ago. The only thing is, she doesn’t know how to find him. And she’s going to need to because Richard’s isn’t the only murder still left unsolved.

As she searches for Paul, Alison discovers that Richard, who was a lawyer, was working a case about a woman accused of murdering her stepfather. It quickly becomes clear that Richard was getting too close to the truth, and was forcibly kept quiet. Now as Alison continues her investigation, she gets a creeping sensation that the murderer doesn’t appreciate her snooping around. And if she doesn’t stop, she’ll be next in The Hostess with the Ghostess, the witty and delightful follow-up to national bestselling author E. J. Copperman’s Spouse on Haunted Hill.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2018 5.00