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Ghostal Living: 03/07/22

Ghostal Living

Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) is the third Hamptons Home & Garden mystery. Meg Barrett is busy decorating author themed rooms at the Bibliophile Bed and Breakfast in time for the first annual Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair. Meanwhile after a storm an authenticator of manuscripts is murdered.

Half of the novel reminded me of Read or Alive by Nora Page (2020), specifically the book fair. There are similar shenanigans going on there. The mystery world is fraught with scams and forgeries.

But the meat and potatoes of the mystery is in the B&B and with the horrible family that is setting it up. I'm talking a toxic family dynamic. In this regard book three builds on similar themes and tropes of Hearse and Gardens (2016)

The fourth book is Manor of Dying (2019).

Four stars

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