Book Review: A Ghostly Murder
By: Tonya Kappes
Published By: Witness
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Page Count: 352
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via Edelweiss
Audience: Adult - Paranormal Mystery
Emma Lee Raines is back with a new mystery to solve. Mamie Sue Preston insists that she was murdered, but the entire town thinks she did of natural causes. When a woman as wealthy and single as Mamie Sue dies, one has to wonder if something sinister was at work. Emma Lee must find out where Mamie Sue's money went and who would have wanted her dead.
As Emma Lee begins to investigate, she finds that Mamie Sue and her grandmother have old grudges against one another. Emma Lee doesn't believe her Granny was behind the murder, but she has to figure out her involvement in things.
I enjoy the hilarious and eccentric residents of Sleepy Hollow. They keep me coming back to this series, but I have to admit that this one was my least favorite of all the novels. I just feel like at this point I want something shocking or different to happen. The plots are beginning to feel slightly predictable at this point. I want a more compelling and less formulaic story.
One Last Gripe: Jack Henry's mother got on my nerves.
Favorite Thing About This Book: The humor
First Sentence: Ding, ding, ding.
Favorite Character: Emma Lee
Least Favorite Character: Beulah
Emma Lee Raines knows there's only one cure for a bad case of murder!
I told you I was sick, reads the heastone abouve Mamie Sue Preston's grave. She was the richest woman in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, and also the biggest hypochondriac. Ironic, considering someone killed her-proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral HOme, know all this? Because Mamie Sue's ghost told her, that's how! And she's offering big bucks to find the perp.
The catch is, Mamie Sue was buried by the Raines family's archrival, Burns Funeral Home. Would the Burneses stoop to framing Emma Lee's granny? With an enterprising maid, a penny-pinching pastor, and a slimy Lexington lawyer all making a killing off Mamie Sue's estate, Emma Lee needs a teammate-like her dreamboat boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross. Because ith millions at stake, snooping around is definitely bad for Emma Lee's health.