Emma Whitecastle would rather spend time with her boyfriend than help Joanna Reid get rid of her husband's ghost. But when she finds out Joanna's daughter has broken her engagement and attempted suicide, Emma and Granny Apples are compelled to investigate.Read more...
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Emma Whitecastle would rather spend time with her boyfriend than help Joanna Reid get rid of her husband's ghost. But when she finds out Joanna's daughter has broken her engagement and attempted suicide, Emma and Granny Apples are compelled to investigate.
The multifaceted mystery unfolds in Hollywood, where a vengeful spirit strikes too close for comfort as Emma and Granny unearth a clue hidden in a haunted diamond. When the case leads Emma and a suave stranger to the historic mining town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Emma must call upon a ghostly group of Molly Maguires to ease the pain of a century-old marriage gone bad.
"Jaffarian's welcome third entry in her paranormal series sparkles as brilliantly as the story's haunted diamond."—Library Journal (starred review)
"Jaffarian's comic timing, seemingly simple plotting and perfectly pitched dialogue make this entry in the Granny Apples series a complete delight."—RT Book Reviews
"Award-winning author Jaffarian provides plot surprises and plenty of dark elements to texture this well-crafted cozy. Emma is a complicated heroine, and readers of Victoria Laurie and other paranormal suspense authors will be most pleased."—Booklist
"A sweet and sassy third Granny Apples mystery."—Publishers Weekly
- ISBN-13: 9780738713816
- ISBN-10: 0738713813
- Publisher: Midnight Ink
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 317
- Dimensions: 7.93 x 5.3 x 0.79 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Series: Ghost of Granny Apples Mysteries (Paperback) #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-12-12
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of Jaffarian’s sweet and sassy third Granny Apples mystery (after 2011’s Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini), well-to-do Joanna Naiman Reid asks L.A. ghost-speaker Emma Whitecastle to get rid of the ghost of her previous husband, action film star Max Naiman, who died five years earlier and has begun to haunt her. Emma winds up looking into the case of Joanna and Max’s grown daughter, Lainey, who’s recovering from suicide attempts during which she felt compelled by an outside force. Emma gets on the trail of an antique ring housing an angry spirit that eventually leads to the ghosts at the Old Jail in Jim Thorpe, Pa., in scenes rendered credible by thorough historical research. A pleasant flirtation with archeologist Quinn Keenan, approved by Emma’s ghostly Granny Apples, lends interest to Emma’s personal story. Agent: Whitney Lee. (Feb.)