Julie Seedorf

Friday, October 7, 2016


GHOST TIMES TWO by Carolyn Hart
MURDER, SHE WROTE: HOOK, LINE AND MURDER

GHOST TIMES TWO
Book 7 in the Bailey Ruth Ghost Mysteries
by Carolyn Hart


Carolyn Hart—New York Times bestselling author of Ghost to the Rescue—returns with a new Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel in which one woman shatters the glass ceiling...with a little help from beyond.

Bailey Ruth Raeburn’s latest mission is to guide the happy-go-lucky spirit of a deceased young man named Jimmy to the next life. But Jimmy is determined to watch over his still-living girlfriend, Megan, whom he wants to be happy even without him—which is easier said than done.

As if being haunted by her late boyfriend wasn’t enough, Megan is dealing with an arrogant, manipulative senior partner who threatens to fire Megan’s vulnerable secretary if Megan accepts a partnership at another law firm. She’s in an impossible bind.

Since Jimmy refuses to move on while Megan is being blackmailed, Bailey Ruth agrees to help him. But after the partner turns up dead and Megan is found at the crime scene, Bailey Ruth and Jimmy have to find a way to uncover a killer before the love of Jimmy’s life is ordered to spend a lifetime behind bars...

MY REVIEW


Author Carolyn Hart is the Grande Dame of traditional mysteries, and with the Bailey Ruth series, para-cozies as well!

Carolyn Hart knows how to write a mystery that can be compared to the late, great Agatha Christie herself.  Her knowledge shines through in every new book. In her Bailey Ruth series, she takes her talent and knowledge, and adds a paranormal element.    Her grasp of knowing what mystery readers want shows in every word she pens. Hart’s characters are multi-layered and so real, they pop of the pages as you read. Her sense of mystery and suspense are spot on for keeping the reader hooked page after page. Carolyn Hart is truly a masterful writer.

In GHOST TIMES TWO, protagonist spirit, Bailey Ruth is back to continue her work in the afterlife. Carolyn Hart has created an afterlife that any of us would like to spend eternity in. The portrayal of Heaven being everything that is good about our lives on earth, all of our favorite things, hold a lot of appeal.

This is a story that will have your emotions running the gambit. You will laugh and rejoice, find yourself holding back tears, and feel exhilaration, and triumph. A spectacular mystery with just the right amount of suspense, GHOST TIMES TWO was as extremely satisfying story that will have you reading much longer than you had planned. So, have a snack and something to drink when you start this book, because you simply won’t want to put it down!

No worries if you haven’t read a book in this series. Author Hart catches readers up to speed in the first few pages.  

Para-cozies not your cup of tea? I think you will be pleasantly surprised how much you’ll enjoy GHOST TIMES TWO. In no times as all, the ghost feel as alive as you and me.

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MURDER, SHE WROTE:
HOOK, LINE, AND MURDER
Book 46 in the Murder, She Wrote Mysteries
by Jessica Fletcher, 
Donald Bain, and Renée Paley-Bain


The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher takes a relaxing getaway that turns into a reel deadly situation...

Jessica enters a fly-fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport. Their guide, however, is a surprise to both...

Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to Darryl Jepson, a convicted killer, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow. Just a man trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide. 

Yet when Jepson breaks out of prison vowing revenge, and the lawyer for both men is found murdered, Cabot Cove becomes the focus of the nation as local, state, and federal authorities descend on Jessica’s hometown. And to add to the tension, Maureen has gone missing. Is she lost or is she a hostage? Jess soon finds herself caught in a netful of lies, deceit and ulterior motives. In order to save her friend, she’ll need to find some answers by hook or by crook...

MY REVIEW


Another classic MURDER, SHE WROTE novel.

It amazes me that forty-six books into this series, authors Donald Bain and Renée Paley-Bain (and of course Jessica Fletcher) can still come up with fresh ideas. However, book after book they bring another exciting story from Cabot Cove, or wherever Mrs. Fletcher is off to.

I didn’t set out to read this series, as I wasn’t really a fan of the show (See past reviews concerning my unnatural fear of Angela Landsbury). But I remember my Mom tuning in every week, and from the other room, I listened to Jessica get into one murder investigation after the other. When I read a MURDER, SHE WROTE book, I can hear the familiar characters voices as I read. I can smell the coast off Cabot Cove, and all the riches the water has to offer. These books take me back to listening as my parents watched the show. You know what? I’m really enjoying them! (And I’m mostly no longer afraid of Angela Landsbury!)

In MSW: HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, Jessica Fletcher has entered a fly-fishing competition. Sounds safe enough, right? Come on now, we know better than that. What starts out as fun and relaxation turns into murder and possible kidnapping!

Bain and Paley-Bain have written another exciting Fletcher mystery, using their skillful writing to deliver a captivating story, with an unexpected and satisfying conclusion.


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. I think both of these would be very enjoyable. Happy Friday, to you.

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  2. Thanks for posting your great reviews.

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