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The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly

The Ghost and the Dead Deb

by Alice Kimberly

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Series: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery (2)

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In this second of a series Penelope, the bookshop owner, finds herself involved in a case involving the death of a jet-setting author who had an insider's view on a notorious murder case. And she's ready to point fingers. Pen finds herself involved, along with the ghost of hard-boiled private eye Jack Shepard, who may or may not be "a bit of undigested beef" as Scrooge might say. The author smoothly handles the weird relationship between the two, giving Pen plenty of room to be the heroine, providing a neat little mystery in a small town, sufficiently different from its predecessor to avoid being characterized as overly-formulaic. Recommended. ( )
  NickHowes | May 26, 2016 |
Thought this was a pretty fun read, slow start to me, but a pretty quick read after that. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Enjoyed this book. I enjoy the writing of Alice Kimberly(pseudonym) and Cleo Coyle (her other pseudonym) I like the characters and the relationship between the dead gumshoe Jack Shepard and his investigative partner Mrs. McClure. As far as the mystery goes, you need to pay attention to details while reading, so it's not as quick a read as other cozy mysteries but entertaining non the less. ( )
  lindarawlins | May 7, 2013 |
A bookstore, a mystery, an easy reading paperback, a fun reading experience.
Read in 2008.h ( )
  CasaBooks | Apr 28, 2013 |
Penelope gets caught up in murder again, this time when an author who was reading at her bookstore is killed at the Inn where she was staying. She, along with Jack are on the hunt for the killer. When another young lady who attended the book reading disappears the stakes are higher and Pen feels more pressure to help solve the mystery.

This is a fun series and I can't wait to read the next one, which is hiding somewhere in my towering TBR pile. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
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I did not lead a very wise life myself, but it was a full one, and a grown-up one.  You come of age very often through shipwreck and disaster, and at heart of the whirlpool some men find God.
--The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R. A. Dick
(a.k.a. Josephine Aimee Campbell Leslie)
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"Packed and stacked," muttered Jack Shepard, gazing down at the sweltering Manhattan rush hour.
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Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure wants her resident sleuth-ghost, Jack, to stop haunting her customers. But when a pretty author is murdered, Jack can't rest in peace.
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When the author of a true crime novel is found strangled to death while promoting her book at Penelope Thornton-McClure's bookshop, Penelope and resident ghost, P.I. Jack Shepard, are determined to solve the case.

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