Cleo Coyle returns with their sixth book in the Haunted Bookshop series, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER. Eager
fans have been anxiously awaiting this series. However, this is actually
the first time I am reading this series. But as a fan of Coyle's writing
style, I found it remarkably easy to get into this series.
Penelope and Jack are back in this delightful story filled with mischief
and mystery. What's so special about their relationship is the fact that
Penelope owns a bookstore and there is a ghost named Jack Shepard
who haunts it. In his previous life, he was a private investigator and
now, he helps Penelope solves mysteries in this series.
When Penelope suspects that something strange is going on with a
bestseller, she enlists the help of Jack, who is always ready and willing
to assist with his humorous charm and smart banter. Despite the fact
that Jack is a ghost, he certainly makes a big impression and his
presence is one that I definitely look forward to.
In terms of style, this series has a more 1940s feel to it because
obviously, that was when Jack was alive. But it also manifests itself in
the bookstore as well, so even though the events are happening in the
present day, there is a potent, old feel to the book. So, whether you
have been one of the loyal fans eagerly awaiting this book or a
newcomer, I'm sure you'll enjoy Pen and Jack's antics as they solve this
magnificent cold case mystery.
Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop's
ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in
this delightful paranormal mystery from New York
Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.
bestseller leads to small town trouble.
owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn't believe in ghosts,
until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s
private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the
job, and Pen is eternally grateful...
elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope
suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest
bestseller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot
that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read
it--literally. First one customer turns up dead, followed by
another mysterious fatality connected to the book, which Pen
discovers is more than just fiction. Now, with the help of
her gumshoe ghost, Pen must solve the real-life cold case
behind the bogus bestseller before the killer closes the
book on her.