Cozy Prizes Friday: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

REVIEW

She walked into my office lookin’ like a million bucks of bounced check…

Welcome to Cozy Prizes Friday and this week we have none other than Cleo Coyle and her latest, The Ghost and the Bogus Bookseller. I have to say my favorite part of this book was the resident ghost Jack and his wonderful 1950s private eye lingo! 

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About the Book


The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Berkley (September 25, 2018)

Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop’s ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

A big bestseller leads to small town trouble.

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn’t believe in ghosts, until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the job, and Pen is eternally grateful…

After an elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest bestseller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read it–literally. First one customer turns up dead, followed by another mysterious fatality connected to the book, which Pen discovers is more than just fiction. Now, with the help of her gumshoe ghost, Pen must solve the real-life cold case behind the bogus bestseller before the killer closes the book on her.

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My Review 5 Stars

What a great mystery full of humor and characters you will never forget. When a bestseller titled Shades of Leather is stolen by a woman who claims it is her in the author picture, Penelope is after her and stumbles over murder, but she isn’t working alone. She is accompanied by Jack, the ghost of a dead gumshoe from the fifties who helps her out with every 1950’s expression ever written. I found myself laughing out loud! I found this book well written, funny and multilayered.

About the Author

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries–now celebrating nearly fifteen years in print. They also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, which were originally published under their second pseudonym, Alice Kimberly (The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Deb, The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion). Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.

Author Links

Visit Cleo online: www.coffeehousemystery.com

Friend Cleo on Facebook:www.Facebook.com/CleoCoyle

Follow Cleo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleocoyle/

 

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2 thoughts on “Cozy Prizes Friday: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

  1. Thank you for your review on “The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller” by Cleo Coyle and for being part of the book tour.

    Cute cover and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you so much for the kind review, Teresa, Marc and I loved it. Cheers for taking the time to be part of our blog tour. We’re honored that you could join us in welcoming Jack and Pen back to sleuthing. We’re now at work on a new Haunted Bookshop Mystery, and we’ll let everyone know the pub date. Readers won’t have to wait ten years this time around (we promise). Thanks again, and…

    Have a Happy Halloween season!

    ~ Cleo

    P.S. Thank you, Kay, for the kind comment. Good luck in the giveaway!

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