Bailey Ruth Raeburn is on another adven-mission for Heaven's
Department of Good Intentions, this time to watch over
4-year-old Keith Flynn, unexpected son of Susan Flynn's
long-missing son Mitch (killed in Iraq).
Susan has gathered a group of needy people around her,
loosely-connected via marriage not blood. They have all
developed certain expectations of what will become theirs
after Susan's death, unfortunately inevitably soon because
of her congestive heart failure.
When little Keith shows up, those dreams based on Susan's
wealth are endangered when Susan determines to draft a new
will making certain her only descendant will be well-cared
for throughout his life. Someone decides to take a hand to
fate, and ends her life before the new document can be
written up and signed.
In MERRY, MERRY GHOST, Hart's second installment in the
series, Bailey Ruth still has not learned to abide by the
precepts handed down by Wiggins. A good thing, since the
series would be a lot less fun without her Lucy-Ricardoesque
penchant for finding herself in ridiculous dilemmas; all in
the name of staying true to the heart of her mission of
course. Protecting Keith becomes a matter of finding out who
has killed Susan by working with Chief Cobb again.
Unfortunately every time a new truth is uncovered the list
of suspects grows longer.
A lighthearted mystery cozy-lovers will appreciate,
previously published in hardcover.
Being dead can't put a damper on spirited, holiday-loving
Bailey Ruth Raeburn. Christmas is a time for family and
giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about
to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson,
the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of
her fortune to the young boy-an alteration that stuns the
rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes
sure she never signs the new document. When she is found
dead, it's up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on
assignment from Wiggins and Heaven's Department of Good
Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and
There's only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out
which family member was desperate enough to kill when
everyone has a motive?