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Saturday, December 3, 2016


THE GHOSTS OF MISTY HOLLOW by Sue Ann Jaffarian
CRIME AND CATNIP by T. C. LoTempio 

THE GHOSTS OF MISTY HOLLOW
Book 6 in the Ghost Of Granny Apples Mysteries
by Sue Ann Jaffarian


The author of Ghost in the Guacamole returns as a spiritual medium and her spectral sidekick encounter murder and mystery in a Massachusetts farmhouse—
 
Mysterious plots abound when spiritual medium Emma Whitecastle offers aid to a famous novelist, but her spectral sidekick Granny Apples will help her write all the wrongs...
 
Bestselling crime writer Gino Costello is working on his next book in a historic farmhouse in the heart of Massachusetts. His story features some paranormal elements so he’s invited family friend Emma to provide her input as a medium. But as soon as Emma arrives—with her fiancé, Phil, and Granny Apples in tow—that’s when the real trouble begins.
 
Emma is immediately contacted by the Browns, a family of ghosts who originally owned the house in the early nineteenth century. They need Emma to help them locate the spirits of their two children who disappeared. Meanwhile, a dead body appears at the house. Now Emma, Granny, and Phil must read between the lines to find answers before a killer books it...

MY REVIEW


This latest installment in the Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery series, is just as delightful as the titles before.

Returning “Granny” readers are going to love this latest offering from author Sue Ann Jaffarian. If you haven’t read any of the other books, but you’re a fan of para-cozies, and a fan of funny cozies, you’re going to love THE GHOSTS OF MISTY HOLLOW. Ever watched the show, Ghost Whisperer? You will for sure get the same sort of vibe when reading this book.

Ms. Jaffarian has created a wonderful series with unforgettable characters. Granny the ghost being the most unforgettable of all. And in THE GHOSTS OF MISTY HOLLOW, Granny Apples is at her sassiest, ghostly best! Practically every word that comes out of her mouth cracks me up. She’d be a lot of fun to have around. Well, maybe she’d be too much of a good thing in real life. ;-)

Cover to cover great reading, you’ll find it hard to walk away from this one for and length of time.

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CRIME AND CATNAP
Book 3 in the Nick & Nora Mysteries
by T. C. LoTempio


Nick and Nora aren’t just pussyfooting around this time as they deal with a missing person’s case and murder.
While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown. 
 
As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him...


INCLUDES DELICIOUS SANDWICH RECIPES

MY REVIEW


I’ve been a fan of this since the first book, MEOW IF IT”S MURDER.

I’m so happy to have had the chance to once again spend time with Nora Charles and her feline buddy, Nick. This duo knows how to take a bite out of crime. And I’m sure Nick has no problem biting if he has to. For that matter, I think Nora wouldn’t either.

Author T. C. LoTempio’s writing has a certain something that grabs hold of the reader and won’t let go until the last page. As with books one and two, CRIME AND CATNAP quickly pulled me into the story, and there I stayed until I finished the last word. I will forgive Ms. LoTempio for keeping me up past my bed time. It was worth it a hundred times over.

CRIME AND CATNIP was a cozy with a little more than your normal element of suspense. With more than one mystery in play, Nora and Nick had their hands, and paws full. This tale of secret codes, espionage, and missing people will have you questioning everyone and everything.

Make sure to check out the simple yet yummy sandwich recipes at the end of the book!


Both of these great titles are now
available for pre-order
and release
December 6!


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4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm looking forward to new release Tuesday. Happy Saturday, to you.

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  2. Granny Apple books are delightful and so much more and this one sounds like fun but I know serious issues will come up. I had not heard of T.C. LoTiempo's books, I had to laugh when I saw "Nick and Nora Charles"! That alone would intrigue me enough to look further into the series and your recommendations always carry weight with me.

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  3. thanks so much for the kind review of Crime and Catnip!

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