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Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn G. Hart

This is the 2nd book in her newest series featuring a ghost detective. A slow beginning, it took me a few chapters to get into the story but it took off after that.
Being dead can't put a damper on spirited, holiday-loving Bailey Ruth Raeburn.
Christmas is a time for family and giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson, the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of her fortune to the young boy—an alteration that stuns the rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes sure she never signs the new document. When she is found dead, it's up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on assignment from Wiggins and Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and save Christmas.
There's only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out which family member was desperate enough to kill when everyone has a motive?


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Dec. 3rd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
What do you mean by ghost detective? As in, she's a ghost who's solving mysteries? Do you find it believable and well written? I haven't read Hart's other series (yet).
Dec. 3rd, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Bailey Ruth is an adventurous soul who, while not exactly bored in Heaven, longs for something a bit more exciting to do and starts working for The Office of Good Intentions where she is sent on missions to Adelaide, Oklahoma to help those in need.
It's quirky and funny and the story flows smoothly.
Dec. 3rd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
I think I've mentioned before I find the 'characterisation' of heavenly beings (angels, whatever) problematic in almost every instance. (And I'm from the 'minimal religious belief' dapartment, so it's not that!)

A common old garden variety ghost would have suited me better. ;o)
Dec. 3rd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes you have. I just think of them as another universe like in all the Science Fiction/Fantasy books I read!
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