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As you know from time to time your top 3 will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on A Ghostly Undertaking :D
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: A Ghostly Undertaking: A Ghostly Southern Mystery (Ghostly Southern Mysteries Book 1)
Author: Tonya Kappes
Published Date: February 24th 2015
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Another day. Another funeral. Another ghost. Another average day in the life of young funeral home director, Emma Lee Raines. After a perilous run-in with a plastic Santa Claus, Emma Lee, co-owner of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, sees the ghost of town gossip Ruthie Sue Payne, who is proving to be a real pain, more so in death than while living. Recently deceased, Ruthie reveals to Emma Lee that her demise wasn’t caused by accidentally falling down the steps at the Sleepy Hollow Inn as everyone believes—she was pushed…murdered. In order for the ghost to cross over—and for Emma Lee to be rid of Ruthie for good—she must find a desperate killer…or risk being haunted forever.
I recently read a short story by Tonya in a recent anthology and was excited to see how her world expanded. The premise is a great little cozy Southern Mystery with a great Paranormal twist thrown right in there. Think Charlaine Harris writing as Sookie but the stories having more of a Harper feel that to me that is what you have.
I think this series has great potential, in fact I have the next 3 from the publisher lined up on my table ready to go (so look for reviews on them coming soon). So why you may ask is it not a 5 star read? For me there was a continuity issue that just totally threw me out of the whole story for minute, it was enough that it had me flicking back through pages to see if I had maybe remembered incorrectly. With something like that it stopped a very fun little read bumping up to a 5 star read BUT I do think cozy mystery lovers will enjoy this.
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