BONES BEHIND THE WHEEL is the
tenth book in E.J. Copperman's Haunted Guesthouse paranormal cozy mystery series. It's a
common thing, in a mystery, for a character to discover a skeleton in
the backyard. For Alison, she has the misfortune to have a Lincoln
Continental discovered in her beach-bordered backyard. Alison is
determined to stay out of the investigation, no matter how hard her
resident ghosts, family, and husband try to lure her back in. I love this
series and this pragmatic amateur sleuth. The living and the dead
bedevil Alison as she tries to run her guesthouse. She eventually
resigns herself to helping her crew solve the decades old murder
In BONES BEHIND THE WHEEL,
Alison doesn't go looking for a mystery, but it is brought to her door
when a beach clean-up crew stumble upon it. The humorous edge in BONES BEHIND THE WHEEL is
reminiscent of the classic Hitchcock film THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
and helps break up the tension when things take a sinister turn. When
the Lincoln disappears and reappears, Alison is drawn into the mystery
more so to stop an annoyance rather than anything else. Everyone
around her is fascinated even when things heat up and get a little more
dangerous for this ghostly detective crew. As a reader, I find this to be
one of the more perplexing yet enjoyable mysteries in this Haunted Guesthouse series. In
this installment, Alison's resident ghosts have diverging interests.
Maxie is obsessed with displaying her decorative skills around the
house, while Paul busies himself with the cold case - aided by Alison's
eager hubby Josh. E.J. Copperman builds the tension as the mystery
goes from an amusing or annoying occurrence in the lives of Alison's
family, to something that may hurt them.
BONES BEHIND THE WHEEL
evokes Hitchcock with an equal number of laughs and thrills. The living
and the dead are an equal mix of friends and foes with an entertaining
story. The great supporting cast of characters created by E.J.
Copperman has me coming back to this series every time. I look
forward to E.J. Copperman's Haunted Guesthouse series.
Barry Award-winning author E.J. Copperman is back with
the tenth hilarious installment in his national bestselling
Haunted Guesthouse mysteries.
Haunted Guesthouse proprietress Alison Kerby and her ghostly
guest detective, Paul, “auto” know better than to dig into
the case of a long-buried sedan and its now-skeletal driver.
Innkeeper Alison Kerby is determined to keep her mind, body,
and soul focused on bringing high-spirited hospitality to
her lodgers at the Haunted Guesthouse. She simply has no
time for any more murder investigations, no matter what Paul
Harrison, her resident ghost detective, says.
But this time, the mystery comes looking for Alison. Workers
unearth a 1977 Lincoln Continental buried in the sand behind
Alison’s guesthouse—and they discover a skeleton still
belted in behind the steering wheel.
Paul, of course, is on the cold case—to the extent that a
ghostly gumshoe can be—but Alison is still determined not to
do the incorporeal investigator’s legwork. Not this time.
But her new husband Josh is intrigued, and he offers to help
Paul poke into the case of the cold Continental. Uh-oh…has
Josh caught the investigation bug? It’s a harsh wake-up call
for a harried businesswoman who’d thought she’d told the
detective life to hit the road.
What can go wrong? How about everything? As Alison dodges
stray bullets, discovers a gun in the guesthouse, and
reluctantly probes a decades-old murder that turns out to be
shockingly relevant even today, her specter inspector tries
to keep her spirits up. But as she searches for the key to
unlock the case, is Alison headed for her final check-out?
Make a reservation to find out in Bones Behind the Wheel,
the tenth fun-filled Haunted Guesthouse mystery from
national bestselling author E.J. Copperman.