Monday, October 8, 2018

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller-Great Escapes Tour-Book Review

About the book 
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.
A big bestseller leads to small town trouble.
Bookshop 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…
After an 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.
And others are saying

I love the way this book is part in current times part in Jack’s time. The relationship between them is so cute even if it is impossible.
~Community Bookstop

the plot was seriously intriguing, and each time our amateur sleuths, bookseller Pen (and I the reader) thought we had it solved–well, the story turned yet another corner, so we had to progress. I loved every single minute of it.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
I LOVED this book! I LOVED Jack and I LOVED Pen! What a super fun book that is well written and well scripted.
~The Montana Bookaholic
I devoured this book. I enjoyed every minute of it. The characters and the story are well-written.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Pen and Jack make an awesome sleuthing duo and you can tell that they care about each other.
~MJB Reviewers

Who would have thought a dead gumshoe could be so much fun? Right from the beginning, the presence of a stereotypical 1930s private detective thrown into a modern world comes through loud and clear.
~Mysteries with Character
And I thought
My first (and not my last) from this team.  I was intrigued by the 
fact that the authors are a husband and wife team.  Very cool. 

 I am sorry that I've missed the others all 5 of them.  This one was a sure stand alone as I am sure the others are. 

The Ghost and the Bogus Bookseller was just fun.  The characters are charming even the ghost.  

You'll be on a bit of a ride following as Pen tries to do the 
sleuthing and solve the mystery. She has some help along the way with the bookshop resident ghost Jack.  Jack was a detective so he has all the skill to help solve the crimes.   

I am looking forward to some backtracking and picking up a few more in this series.  

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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1 comment:

  1. Marc and I are always eager to know what a new reader thinks of our work. Thank you, Grantham Lynn, for taking the time to read and review our new Haunted Bookshop Mystery. We're delighted to know you enjoyed meeting Jack and Pen--and happy to convey that we're at work on their next case. Truth is, we have no choice. Jack won't stop haunting us. Cheers and...

    Have a Happy Halloween season!
    ~ Cleo Coyle