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The Ghost and the Dead Deb: 08/06/21
The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle) is the second book in the Haunted Bookshop mystery series. Penelope Thornton-McClure is pressing on with having author events at the store despite the first one ending in murder.
Her current author event is with a woman who wrote a true crime book about a recent murder. While there is a heckler, the event is a success. Penelope thinks everything is fine until the author goes missing.Because the boyfriend of Penelope's employee is missing too, last seen with the author, she decides to investigate.
Of course she has Jack, her resident ghost and former private eye, to help. This time he can leave the building because she's found a nickel he can haunt. Jack has two chapters narrated from his point of view — down from the previous book. Ideally, none of the chapters should be from his point of view. Or for the audiobooks, there should only one narrator. Let Caroline Shaffer read Jack's chapters too.
The mystery has two parts: the cold case and the present day one. The cold case one was fairly easy to solve. The modern day one is trickier.
The third book is The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (2006).