Prue’s plan to catch up with her mother Henrietta hits a hitch when she and Ophelia arrive in Paris. In a short space of time they discover that her mother has gone missing and her half-sister has been murdered in the pumpkin patch. Prue’s step-sisters (who are descended from Cinderella’s step-sisters) are fairly nasty and there are rats running around the gloomy mansion. Ick!
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster makes her living tending to the needs of ZZ, an eccentric billionaire. In her off-time, such as it is, she acts as a caretaker of a nearby pet cemetery which doubles as a supernatural animal crossroads. Anna, her boyfriend’s sister, is murdered in ZZ’s pool and Foxtrot decides to investigate as she’s worried that whoever targeted Anna might come after Ben next.
When Ophelia is hired by a woman to discover why the ghost of a hanged man manifests in her house with a strange book at his feet, she has no idea just how dangerous the case will be. The body count quickly rises as Ophelia tries to uncover the truth.
There’s something about this series that just puts me in a good mood and this book was no different. I think it is the warmth of the characters and the community that Blake has taken the time to craft. This time, Darcy Merriweather is trying to help her friend Star whose violent ex-husband Kyle is back in town. No one else but Star has seen the man so there is no proof that he’s been harassing her. Darcy starts looking for the supernatural means by which he could have made himself invisible.
This court is now in session… Clare has been called in to investigate a ghostly prospector who has a nasty habit of leaving his bones in the guest beds of a millionaire. The millionaire wants him gone and the miner might just pass on if Clare can find out who killed him.
This latest Granny Apples novel is just plain fun as Emma deals with ghostly gangsters in Sin City. Emma’s friend Milo might be a well renowned medium, but his mother Dolly only trusts Emma to find out why a mobster named Lenny is haunting her lightbulb. Lenny’s happy to hang around the light rather than going into the light as he’s afraid the geriatric gangster Nemo has set his boys on them. When Nemo dies on the same night that Dolly goes missing, Emma starts to join the dots.
Melanie Middleton’s orderly life is thrown into chaos yet again and this time the culprit is her almost boyfriend Jack Trenholm. He just discovered that he has a teenage daughter called Nola and he is desperate for her help. Melanie agrees to let Nola stay with her and her family while father and daughter try to negotiate a relationship. Nola’s grandmother gives her a doll house as a sort of ‘welcome to the family’ present but unfortunately it harbours a dangerous spirit. Melanie must vanquish the spirit to keep Nola safe.
Harlow Cassidy, magical dressmaker extraordinaire, finds herself caught up in yet another mystery when Gracie’s boyfriend, Shane, is accused of patricide. Both Gracie and Shane’s mother insist that he is innocent and beg Harlow to investigate. When another man goes missing, Harlow suspects the two events are connected.
This book is the very definition of a wacky paranormal mystery with pachyderm ghosts that can use electricity, an ectoplasmic dog that can change breeds and a heroine whose job is to corral all manner of crazy. When a person is murdered, our intrepid Administrative Assistant Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster decides to do a little digging around to make sure her eccentric boss Zelda Zoransky is okay.
Werewolf Sings the Blues is set quite a few years before the first novel in the series. Wedding singer Vivian discovers that she is in danger as her estranged father is an alpha werewolf. She gets drawn into a territory war between packs and along the way starts to fall for her adopted brother Jason.