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(Audiobook) An Uninvited Ghost

An Uninvited Ghost - E.J. Copperman

This is the second in a charming mystery series that I discovered last year during Halloween Bingo. The books center around Alison Kerby, a divorced single mother who owns/runs a guest house converted from a large, old Victorian House on the Jersey Shore. The house is also inhabited by Paul Harrison and Maxie Malone, two ghosts who were murdered in the house not long before Alison bought it. Alison, her 10 year old daughter, Melissa, and her mother can all see and communicate with Paul and Maxie. The events of the first book--Night of the Living Deed--revolved around discovering who killed Paul and Maxie.

 

The second book finds Alison hosting her first tour group of senior citizens, folks who signed on to visit the guest house in order to see spooky happenings. In order for Paul and Maxie to agree to provide said spooky happenings at certain times of the day, Alison agrees to help Paul investigate cases, even going so far as to get a PI's license.

 

Paul comes to Alison to ask her to help him investigate a case in which another ghost, Scott, believe he has killed someone.

 

Oh, and did I mention that Alison has also agreed to let the tv show "Down the Shore" (Guess which show that's alluding to!) film at her house?

 

All of this, and Amanda Ronconi's excellent narration, combine to create a highly entertaining and hilarious read.

 

I used this for the following square:

 

 

It's a good thing the square's description is this:

 

"any book that relates to bad luck, superstitions, including (but not limited to) black cats, ravens or crows, or the unlucky number 13, either in the title, series, book cover or page count."

 

Because while there is a black cat on the cover (which makes it eligible for the square), the kitty is only in one single scene in the whole book. Which makes me wonder why it's on the cover to begin with.

 

Additional squares this book would also fit:

 

Amateur Sleuth

Ghost Stories

Cozy Mystery

Murder Most Foul