I just finished my last book in the Haunted Bookshop series by Alice Kimberly, the pen name of Alice Alfonsi & Marc Cerasini. They also write under the pen name of Cleo Coyle for the Coffeehouse Mysteries (which I really liked and read all of them first). Anyway, the next book in this series, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller, isn’t due out until December of this year.
The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion was really good, maybe even the best in the series. In this book Penelope takes a book order to an elderly shut-in and finds the woman dead with a look of fright on her face. One might say “scared to death”. On the ride over Penelope almost runs down her friend and mailman, who looks to be running from the direction of the dead womans home and doesn’t stop. Penelope even thought she saw blood on him. When she is forced to tell the police, they jump to the conclusion that he is guilty and arrest him. It is now up to Penelope, her friends and her PI ghost Jack to find the real killer.
If you haven’t read any of this series and enjoy a light fun read, this is it. You do not have to read them in order, but it is nicer if you do. Enjoy and happy reading.